The Scientific, Social and Ethical Aspects of Prolonging Human Life

Christoph Borner

Affiliation: -

Keywords: prolonging life, apoptosis, cancer, leukemia

Categories: Life Sciences

DOI: 10.17160/josha.2.6.62

Languages: English

Professor Borner is a leading scientist in the field of apoptosis research. His career and activities include the following stations: 2014-present Director of the International Master Program in Medical and Biological Sciences (IMBS) between the Universities of Buenos Aires and Freiburg 2013-present Professor and Tutor in Biology, Psychology and Environmental Sciences for the Business and Administration study track of the California Miramar University (CMU) in Nairobi, Kenya (50% lectures, 50% online/e-learning tutoring). 2009-2010 Study Dean of Molecular Medicine, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany 2008-2010 Executive Board member of the Excellence Cluster “Bioss” (Centre of Biological Signaling Studies) in the frame of the Excellence Initiative Germany 2007-2010 Deputy Director of the International Graduate Academy (IGA) of the University of Freiburg in the frame of the Excellence Initiative Germany 2007-present Director of the Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM) of the Excellence Initiative for the Advancement in Science, Freiburg, Germany 2006-present Full Professor (C4/W3) in Medical Cell Research, Institute of Molecular Medicine and Cell Research, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany. In his presentation he discusses questions of apoptosis, i.e. life and death from a biological and medical perspective.

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