CV Georg Starke


Georg Starke joined the Institute for Biomedical Ethics as assistant and PhD candidate in October 2018. Before coming to Basel, he studied medicine at the Technical University of Munich and acquired clinical experience at the University of Buenos Aires, the Hebrew University Jerusalem, and the University of Oxford. His medical dissertation at the TUM-Neuroimaging Center investigated neural correlates of social fear and employed methods from computational psychiatry. In parallel to his medical studies, Georg obtained a BA in philosophy from the Munich School of Philosophy and an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine from the University of Cambridge.

Georg’s current research focuses on transparency and trust in medical machine learning, with particular regard to psychiatric applications. Beyond AI ethics, Georg is also interested in philosophy of cognitive science, (Kantian) moral philosophy, the writings of Conwy Lloyd Morgan, and questions at the intersection of philosophy of mind and comparative psychology.

Georg has received a number of awards and scholarships, including grants from Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Max Weber-Programm Bayern, and the Rausing, Williamson and Lipton Fund (University of Cambridge). His recent work on algorithmic bias in medicine was awarded the EACME Paul Schotsmans Prize 2019.


Georg Starke

Georg Starke
PhD Student

Bernoullistrasse 28
4056 Basel

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