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Christiane Woopen Portrait

Christiane Woopen (born 12 December 1962) is a German medical ethicist. She was appointed Professor for Ethics and Theory of Medicine at the University of Cologne in 2009. There she is Executive Director of ceres (Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics, and Social Sciences of Health), an interdepartmental institution created by the Rector and five of the six Faculties of Cologne University.

Furthermore, she is Head of the Research Unit Ethics at the Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Dean for Academic Development and Gender of that Faculty. From 2012 to 2016 she was Chair of the German Ethics Council and from 2014 to 2016 President of the Global Summit of National Ethics/Bioethics Committees. She has been portrayed by various periodicals.