Prof. Dr. Christian Lenk
Prof. Dr. Christian Lenk studied philosophy, political sciences and social anthropology at the University of Hamburg, Germany (Magister Artium 1998). He concluded his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Münster, Germany, in the field of medical ethics in 2002 (Dr. phil.). The title of the thesis was Therapy and Enhancement. Research stays at Marburg University, Germany (1998-99), Swansea University, Wales / UK (2008-09), and Zürich University, Switzerland (2011). He received stipends and research grants from the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), the Leverhulme Trust (UK), and the European Commission. National and international function as scientific reviewer (inter alia) for the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of the Sciences (BBAW), the UK Medical Research Council, and the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). From 2002-2008 assistant professor at the Dept. for Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Göttingen, Germany. Habilitation for medical ethics and theory of medicine in 2008. From 2008 until 2015 Privatdozent (senior lecturer). Appointment as associate professor at Ulm University in 2016. 2004-07 supervisor for the Göttingen subproject of the EU-project PropEur (Property Regulation in European Science, Ethics and Law). 2008-11 scientific co-ordinator of the EU-project Tiss.EU on genetic research with human cells and tissue, especially in biobanks. From 2002 until 2011 member of the research ethics committee (REC) at the University Medical Center Göttingen, 2010-11 Deputy Chair. Numerous lectures at home and abroad and currently approximately 100 publications in the area of medical ethics and applied philosophy, inter alia in the European Journal of Paediatrics, Journal of Medical Ethics, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, Ashgate Publishing, Springer and Oxford University Press. His research interests comprise issues from medical ethics (enhancement, research ethics, research ethics committees), technology assessment (ethical, legal, and social implications) and philosophy (justice, theory of science).