Biography

 

Pascal Borry is associate professor of bioethics at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (University of Leuven, Belgium). His main research activities are concentrated on the ethical, legal and social implications of innovative technologies. He published among other issues on topics such as direct to consumer genetic testing, public health genomics, biobanking, research on human samples and data, genetic testing, preconceptional screening and neonatal screening, sport ethics and anti-doping. He published more than 150 publications in international peer reviewed journals.

Pascal Borry is involved in various national and international research projects, funded through the Research Fund Flanders, FP6, FP7, or Horizon 2020. He was vice-chair of the COST Action Citizen's Health through public-private initiates: public health, market and ethical perspectives.

He coordinated the Eramus Mundus Master of Bioethics and is currently is programme director of the Master of Bioethics. He teaches medical ethics to medical students. He is member of the Flemish Commission on neonatal screening (2012-2018), member of the Belgian Consultative Committee on Bioethics (2014-2018) and expert of the Superior Health Council (2014-2020). Within the European Society of Human Genetics he was member of the Professional and Public Policy Committee (2009-2016) and elected member of the board (2012-2017). Within the university he was member of the steering group YouReCa (Young Researchers Careers) (2011-2016). He is member of the Ethics Panel of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

He received various prizes. In 2006 he received the triennal prize for biomedical ethics ‘Professor Roger Borghgraef’.  In 2014 he also received the Innovation Prize of the Dutch Association for Community Genetics and Public Health Genomics, and in 2015 the prize of the Dutch Society for Bioethics. In 2015 he also received the Science Communication Award of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts.  He was a visiting scholar at the Case Western Reserve University, the Université de Montréal, and the VU Medical Center Amsterdam . He is Invited scholar at the Center for Genomics and Policy of Mc Gill University.