Curriculum Vitae of Maddalena Favaretto

Expertise/Research field:
With a background in Philosophy, Maddalena Favaretto is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Basel, Switzerland. After graduating in Philosophical Sciences (Master of Arts, 2016), she spent a semester as a visiting scholar at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law at KU Leuven (Belgium), where she started developing her research skills in Bioethics. There she worked on a few projects ranging from the epistemic value and ethical significance of three-dimensional prenatal ultrasound scanning, the ethics of prenatal genetic testing, to a qualitative study on media coverage of human-pig chimera experiments. Maddalena is currently working on the SNF founded project on Big Data Research Ethics.

Main Publications:
Favaretto M, Vears DF, Borry P (2018), On the Epistemic Status of Prenatal Ultrasound: are Ultrasound Scans Photographic Pictures?, The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy).
Hagan-Brown A, Favaretto M, Borry P (2017), Newspaper coverage of human-pig chimera research: a qualitative study on select media coverage of scientific breakthrough, Xenotransplantation, 24(4).

Stations of work:

Maddalena Favaretto is currently working as a research assistant at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics (IBMB) at the University of Basel.

Maddalena Favaretto
PhD Student
Bernoullistrasse 28
4056 Basel

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