The Centre for the Law of Life Sciences is an interdisciplinary research unit of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn. Since its founding in 2015 it is headed by Prof. Dr. Dr. Tade M. Spranger and Prof. Dr. DDr. h.c. Matthias Herdegen.

Bioethics needs the interdisciplinary dialogue

The rapid and steady progress in the areas of modern life sciences raises questions on ethical, legal and social issues. It is among the tasks of innovation-oriented research to address these questions and substantiate the overall social discourse by a jurisprudential and regulation-oriented view. The Centre is dedicated to this normative challenge and conducts science-based studies, as well as practical policy advisory activities.

Key research areas

Our research focuses on the following:

  • Public law aspects of medical and health law
  • International law of biotechnology
  • Stem Cell and Embryo Protection Act
  • Right of genetic diagnosis
  • Genome editing
  • Biopatents
  • Bioethics & Law
  • Neuro law
  • Regulation of nanotechnology
  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • E-Health
  • Smart applications