Profile Guido de Wert
Ph.D. (cum laude) (Erasmus University, Rotterdam) 1999
Professor of Biomedical Ethics
Chair of the Department of Health, Ethics, and Society
Faculty / Department
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Department of Health, Ethics & Society
Phone: +31 43 38 82143
Guido de Wert (1959), ethicist, is professor of Biomedical Ethics at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Chairman of the Dept. Health , Ethics and Society, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. In addition, he is principal investigator (PI) of the Centre for Society and Genomics (CSG), Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Former functions include: senior research fellow at the Institute for Bioethics, Maastricht (1984-2001), secretary of the Health Council of the Netherlands, The Hague (1987-1989), and associate professor of Biomedical Ethics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR, 1995-1999).
His main research interests regard the ethics of genomic medicine, reproductive medicine and regenerative medicine. In 1999, he defended his thesis ‘Looking ahead. Reproductive technologies, genetics and ethics’ at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (cum laude).
Guido de Wert is member of the Health Council of the Netherlands, member of both the Council’s Standing Committee on Medical Ethics and Health Law and the Standing Committee on Genetics, consultant of the Central Committee for Research with Humans (CCMO), member of the Ethics Committee of International Stem Cell Forum, and Chairman of the Task Force Ethics & Law of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).