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Lehrstuhlinhaber: Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. Tade M. Spranger


Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. Tade M. Spranger is an adjunct professor at the University of Bonn and regularly offers the lecture "German and International Biotechnology Law". At the same time, Prof. Spranger heads the "Centre for the Law of Life Sciences". In addition to his work as a lawyer, Prof. Spranger researches and works in the fields of genetic engineering, biomedical, European and constitutional law, which are also reflected in several partly interdisciplinary research projects. He is an honorary member of several ethics committees and acts in an advisory capacity for the European Commission, UNESCO, the federal and various state governments.

Curriculum Vitae

1990 - 1995:Study of law in Bonn
1995:First state examination in law at the Cologne Higher Regional Court
1996 - 1998:Legal clerkship in the district of the Higher Regional Court of Cologne
1997:Doctorate (Dr iur.) under Prof. Dr. Fritz Ossenbühl (second supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Josef Isensee)
1998:Second state examination in law at the Düsseldorf State Judicial Examination Office
1999 - 2000Research assistant in the field of biomedical and genetic engineering law

08/2000 - 10/2004
11/2005 - 07/2006:

Research assistant and habilitation candidate at the Institute for Public Law at the University of Bonn, specialising in international biomedical and genetic engineering law
2002:Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) under Prof. Dr. Armin A. Steinkamm (second supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Widmaier)
10/2002:Guest Lectureship on the Law of Biodiversity at the Instituto des Estudos Avançados und an der Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo
Since 2003:Member of the Ethics Committee of the Medical Faculty of the University of Bonn
11/2004 - 07/2005:Feodor-Lynen-Scolarship Holder of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Visiting Professor at the University of Technology Sydney
08/2006 - 09/2015:Head of the BMBF research group "Standardisation in the Modern Life Sciences" at the Institute for Science and Ethics (IWE)
Since 02/2007:Consultant in various UNESCO projects
12/2008:Habilitation and venia legendi in public law, European law, biotechnology law and international business law
Since 04/2009:Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Political Science at the University of Bonn
2010-2017:Member of the DFG Senate Commission on Genetic Research Policy Issues
Since 2014:Professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Science at the University of Bonn
Seit 2014:Lecturer in the LL.M. programme in Medical Law at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
2014 - 2015:Member of the Research Ethics Committee in the Human Brain Project
2015 - 2019:Member of Ethics Advisory Board in the Human Brain Project
Since 2016:Lawyer at RITTERSHAUS Rechtsanwälte
Since 2021:Vocation as a member of the Animal Welfare Commission by the State Agency for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia (LANUV)

Research interests

  • Regulation of biomedicine and genetic engineering
  • Neuroscience and law
  • Regulation of nanotechnology
  • Relationship of law and ethics
  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • E-Health
  • Smart applications

Click here to access Professor Spranger's publications.