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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.


July 7, 2022

Researchers presentations


Thursday, July 7th, 2022


09h30: welcome and introduction


09h40: Akintola Simisola, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Professor of Law and Bioethics, Bioethics - Medical ethics

  • An Indegenous legal approach to regulating data sharing in Genomic and Biobank research in resource limited settings: perspectives from Nigeria 


09h55: Campos Luis, Rice University, Houston, USA, Associate Professor, Science and technology studies

  • Invoking Asilomar: Ethics as Tactics from the Dawn of Genetic Engineering to Synthetic Biology 


10h10: Dupras Charles, University of Montreal, Canada, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioethics - Medical ethics

  • Promoting human rights in the postgenomic era: On the need to integrate epigenetics in international declarations on genomics and bioethics


10h25: Gary Mercer, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, USA, Doctoral candidate, Philosophy

  • Technoscientific Challenges to Feminist Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare



10h55: Goldwater Micah, University of Sydney, Australia, Dr - Senior Lecturer, Psychology 

  • The cognitive science of health beliefs and decision-making


11h10: Hendlin Yogi, Erasmus University Rotterdam/UCSF, The Netherlands, Assistant Professor, Research Associate, Political Science

  • Industrial Epidemics: Chronic Disease and the Corporate Determinants of Health

11h25: Kandhari Rohini, New-Delhi, India, Independent Researcher, Anthropology

  • Bio-Consumption: Stem Cell Treatments in India and the Making of A New Experimental Subject Population


11h40: Kenney Martha, San Francisco State University, USA, Assistant Profession, Women and Gender Studies, Science and technology studies &

            Müller Ruth, Technical University of Munich, Germany, Assistant Professor,  Science & Technology Policy

  • The Epigenetics of Early Life Adversity: Perspectives from Education, Restorative Justice, and Trauma-Informed Care


11h55: group picture in the parc


12h00 - 13h30: Lunch served by the Foundation in the Centre Brocher


13h30: Komparic Ana, University of Toronto, Canada, PhD Candidate, Bioethics - Medical Ethics

  • Beyond the State: Mapping the Ethical and Political Terrain of Private Sector Involvement in Health Care and Public Health


13h45: Roberts Aaron, McMaster University, North York, Canada, PhD student, Philosophy

  • Normative Analysis of a Gene Drive Application: Gene Drive Mosquitoes for Malaria Elimination in Africa


14h00: Rollins Oliver, University of Louisville, USA, Assistant Professor, Sociology

  • Neuro-visions of the Prejudiced Mind: Implications and Challenges for Neuroscience Research on Implicit Racial Bias


14h15: Sawhney Monika, The University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA, Associate Professor,  Bioethics - Medical ethics

  • Ethical and social implications of Tuberculosis (TB) research and programing - Examining gender dimensions (under-reporting) of TB among men


14h30: Saylor Katherine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, PhD Student, Bioethics - Medical Ethics

  • Beyond maximizing health outcomes: Incorporating fairness into priority setting for genetic screening


14h45: Tubeuf Sandy, University Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium, Professor, Health Economics

  • Ethical principles and evaluation criteria when rationing health : is the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) an example to follow?


15h00 : end of presentations