Professor Bartha Maria Knoppers, Comparative Medical Law (CA)

Bartha Maria Knoppers directs the Centre of Genomics and Policy at McGill University. At the crossroads of law, medicine and public policy, she analyzes the socio-ethical and legal norms influencing the promotion and protection of human health.

Portrait Professor Bartha Maria Knoppers

Professor Bartha Maria Knoppers

McGill University

Holder of the Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine, she served on the Royal Commission on Reproductive Technologies and was awarded the 2021 Canadian Bioethics Society Lifetime Achievement Award. Her research at the intersection of law, medicine and policy spans a broad portfolio of health issues, such as tissue engineering, precision oncology, biomarkers, artificial intelligence, the use of medical data and treatment with stem cells. She was a member of the International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing (2020).  Prof. Knoppers has participated in the work of UNESCO (1987) and the OECD (2017).   She has received numerous awards and honours, and has chaired and continues to chair numerous ethics committees and international panels such as the Regulatory and Ethics Workstream of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.

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