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The Fondation Brocher is an essential player in this vital thinking process: one which will help make us aware of the real challenges in using our resources for maximum impact on the health of the people of the world.



Professor Daniel Wikler, Harvard University


The Brocher Foundation is a Swiss non-profit private foundation  recognized of public interest. Your donations are tax deductible according to the regulations in force.


September 3, 2020

Researchers presentations


09h30: Rehsmann Julia, University of Bern, University of Liverpool, PhD candidate, Research 

             Fellow, Anthropology


  • EPrec(ar)ious Live(r)s: An Anthropological Engagement with Failing Livers and the Promises of Transplant Medicine


09h50: Nyikuri Mary, Strathmore University, Doctoral Fellow, Anthropology


  • Nurses Perceptions about quality of inpatient care for sick newborns in Nairobi, Kenya


10h10: Mitra Sayani, University Medical Center Goettingen, Postdoctoral Researcher, Sociology


  • Disruptive Embodiments: An ethnography of risks and failures during commercial surrogacy in India


10h30: Lee Tsung-Ling, Center for biomedical ethics, Research Fellow, Law


  • Gene drives in the Global Age: Dual uses and the Rule of Law


10h50 - 11h05: coffee break


11h05: Hopman Roos, University of Amsterdam, MSc., PhD student, Anthropology


  • Facing the unknown suspect: An inquiry into ‘the face’ generated through Forensic DNA Phenotyping


11h25: Hauskeller Christine, University of Exeter, UK, Professor, Philosophy & 

             Harrington Jean, Senior Associate Innovation Unit, Dr., Bioethics - Medical Ethics


  • Toward Harmonized Ethical Standards


11h45: Canca Cansu, AI Ethics Lab, Dr. - Founder, Philosophy 


  • Performance Arts and Professional Sports: Where is the moral limit?


12h05 - 13h30: Buffet lunch served by the Foundation in the Brocher Centre


13h30: Branagan Lesley, Leipzig University, PhD Candidate, Anthropology


  • Write a book about barriers to women’s health seeking in urban India


13h50: Bélisle-Pipon Jean-Christophe, Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School, Visiting 

             Researcher, Bioethics - Medical ethics


  • AIship: The New States of Being