Events

  • Talk by Prof. Henry T. (Hank) Greely from Stanford University on “Genetics, Stem Cells, and the Future of Human Reproduction”

    The “Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R” project of the University of Zurich has the pleasure to invite you to the talk “Genetics, Stem Cells, and the Future of Human Reproduction” by Prof. Henry T. (Hank) Greely from Stanford University.

    The talk will be take place online on 23 November 2022 from 18.00-19.15 (CET / Swiss time). To receive the Zoom details, please register your attendance using the form below.

    In this talk Prof. Greely will discuss ways that the biosciences, particularly genetics and stem cell research, are likely to change, for some people, how they make babies. Genetics will be important in embryo selection and, to some extent, in germ line editing. Stem cell research will be important in making eggs and sperm from somatic cells, such as skin cells, and, in the long run, in producing an “artificial uterus” and full ex vivo pregnancy. Prof. Greely will lay out the science but will focus on the ethical, legal, social, and political implications of these changes.

    The talk will be chaired by Prof. Bernhard Rütsche from the University of Lucerne in Switzerland.

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  • Guest Lecture by Prof. Melinda C. Hall on "Transhumanism in Conflict with Disability Justice”

    The “Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R” project at the University of Zurich has the pleasure to invite you to the talk “Transhumanism in Conflict with Disability Justice” by Prof. Melinda C. Hall from Stetson University, USA. 

    The talk will be take place online on 27 October 2022 from 16:15 – 17:30 (CET / Swiss time).

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  • Registration Open for the Seminar “Gender, Law and Human Reproduction: between Progress and Regression” by Prof. Silvia Suteu (University College London)

    The University Research Priority Program "Human Reproduction Reloaded" | H2R cordially invites young scholars (particularly PhD researchers and postdocs) as well as students interested in gender, human reproduction and law to the seminar “Gender, Law and Human Reproduction: between Progress and Regression”. The seminar will be given by Prof. Silvia Suteu, Associate Professor at University College London and visiting professor at the University of Zurich.

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  • Brown Bag Lunch

    The “Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R” project of the University of Zurich has the pleasure to invite you to the brown bag lunch talk “The Constitutionalisation of Reproductive Rights: Advancing Women’s Equality or Empty Promise” by Silvia Suteu from University College London.

    The talk will be take place on Thursday, 13 October 2022 from 12.15 -13.30 (CET / Swiss time) in person at the University of Zurich. The location of the event will be announced shortly. If interested to attend, please fill in the form below not later than 5 October 2022.

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  • HS 2022 Research Colloquium

  • H2R Summer School

    The rapidly changing medical technologies on human reproduction bring forth a variety of complex ethical and legal questions which the University Research Priority Program “Human Reproduction Reloaded” (H2R) is dedicated to exploring. The 2022 H2R Summer School will delve further into notions of kinship, parenthood, and family within the context of reproductive medicine. Approaching this topic from their respective fields of Social Anthropology, Ethics, Sociology, Medical Psychology, Law and Gender Studies, the plenary speakers will investigate how our contemporary medical technologies of human reproduction, such as assisted reproductive technologies (ART), affect discourses and practices on kinship.

     

    Prof. Ulrike Ehlert: “Family Relations. An Introduction to the Topics of the Summer School”

    Prof. Jeannette Edwards: “Making and Breaking Kinship” (Keynote)

    Prof. David Archard: “The Right to Parent and Reproductive Possibilities”

    Prof. Heike Trappe: “A Sociological View on Medically Assisted Reproduction From a German Perspective”

    Prof. Beate Ditzen: “Attachment as a Mediating Mechanism in the Intergenerational Transmission of Norms, Values, and Biopsychological Variables”

    Prof. Michelle Cottier: “Gendered Normativities: The Legal Regulation of Reproductive Medicine and Family Relations”

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  • Lecture on Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Ukraine: Overview of Legal Regulation

    Kateryna Moskalenko (Ph.D. in Law, Attorney at Law, Associate Professor of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, University of Zurich Visiting Scholar) will deliver a lecture on Surrogacy in Ukraine: Overview of Legal Regulation.

    Oksana Kashyntseva (Ph.D. in Law, Associate Professor, Head of Scientific and Research Center of Human Rights of Institute of IP of National Academy of Law Sciences of Ukraine, Attorney-at-Law, coordinator of Platform of Fight for Health of PLWHIV, National Consultant of UNDP in Ukraine, University of Zurich Visiting Scholar) will deliver a lecture on Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Ukraine: Overview of Legal Regulation.

    The lecture will take place on 31 May, 16:15 in  KO2-F-152. 

     

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  • Brown Bag Lunch with Pawel Pelczar

    Genetically modified animals play a vital role in biomedical research. They often help us to understand complex biological phenomena or serve as disease models. CRISPR/Cas9 and other recently developed genome engineering techniques have greatly simplified the transgenesis process and thus increased our capacity to rapidly generate genetically modified organisms. In my talk I will summarize the advances in the field of animal genome engineering as well as address technical and ethical challenges created by these new technologies.

     

     

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  • Citizen Science Advisory Panel Workshop II

    Am 18. März hat der 2. Workshop mit dem Citizen Science Advisory Panel des UFSPs H2R stattgefunden.

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  • Advisory Board Meeting

    On March 21, the first meeting of the  Advisory Board with the URPP H2R project leaders took place. In a 90-minute Zoom session, ongoing URPP projects were presented and discussed. Current and upcoming research questions in the field of reproductive medicine were addressed and further collaborations for 2022 were defined.

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  • Workshop Fortpflanzungsmedizin für alle?

    Anlässlich zunehmender Diskussionen auf politischer und rechtswissenschaftlicher Ebene rund um eine Anpassung des FMedG, organisiert die Juristische Fakultät (ZLSR) der Universität Basel in Kooperation mit dem UFSP H2R einen Workshop am 27. und 28 Januar 2022. 

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