Projects / Publications


Since 2013
Doctoral student: Biomedical research on vulnerable persons. Reflections in European law.
Joint PhD (Cotutelle de thèse) in bioethics and law, between the medical faculty of the Universitiy of Basel, Switzerland, and the legal faculty of the Université Aix-Marseille, France.
  Complementary education during the PhD
      - Mentoring program Antelope@Novartis between the University of Basel and                     Novartis AG Basel, Switzerland.
      - Master Class for PhD Students organized by the Association JC - RDST (Jeunes                chercheurs - Réseau Droit Sciences et Techniques) in Nantes, France,
        Summer 2014
      - Summer school “Ethical challenges in a European perspective”, in Strasbourg,                   France, Summer 2013.
      - Introduction to philosophy, mixed methods research, statistics, empirical                         quantitative methods.

Master’s degree Private and public health law, Université Aix-Marseille,France,
- Master thesis: Fundamental rights and common bioethics law in Europe.
- 1st year research report: Reification of the human body.

Bachelor’s degree in law, Université de Rennes 1, France, with distinction, 1 year EERASMUS - Exchange in Saarbrücken, Germany.

French scientific Baccalauréat, graduated with very good distinction (17,68/20).

Six-months linguistic exchange in Hannover, Germany, with the Association En famille International.


Professional Experiences

September 2013
Traineeship at the Council of Europe, Human Rights Law and Policy Division, Strasbourg

Since August 2012
Research assistant at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel

Teaching to medical students
Team work to organize university courses, seminars and international conferences.
Administrative tracks like translations in French, German and English, datat entry transcription, book indexing


Internship in the Espace Éthique Méditerranéen, Hôspital La Timone à Marseille, France. Research in European and comparative laws related to bioethics.

Summers 2007 - 2011

Auxiliary nurse in Dol-de Bretagne, France, in a forster home for handicapped, demented and elderly people, team work to care for residents' personal hygiene, meals and entertainment.

Summers 2005 — 2007

Secretary in a medical practice
in Dol‐de‐Bretagne, France.



Roberto Andorno, Éloïse Gennet, Karin Jongsma & Bernice Elger: Integrating Advance Research Directives into the European Legal Framework, in: European Journal of Health Law, 23;2016 :49-64.

Éloïse Gennet, Reto W. Kressig:, Les personnes âgées vulnérables dans les recherches biomédicales: quelles réponses du droit européen?, in: Revue Droit Santé Société, in press.

Éloïse Gennet, Roberto Andorno & Bernice Elger: Does the new EU Regulation on clinical trials adequately protect vulnerable research participants?, in: Health Policy, 119;2015:925-931.

Éloïse Gennet: Retour sur la réforme du droit de l’Union européenne en matière d’essais cliniques, in: Estelle Brosset (dir.), Droit européen et protection de la santé. Bilan et perspectives. Bruylant, Bruxelles, 2015, 464 p., pp. 221-242.


“Vulnerable research subjects and the new EU regulation on clinical trials". Oral presentation, EACME Annual Conference “Frailty, vulnerability and social participation. Ethical, social and political challenges for an inclusive society”, organized by the European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics in Lille, France, October 2-4, 2014.

"Defining an interdisciplinary research methodology linking legal, normative and empirical ethics”. Session co-chair and oral presenter, 9th World Conference of the UNESCO Chair in bioethics in Naples (Italy), November 19-21, 2013.

“European fundamental rights, vulnerability and biomedical research on elderly people”. Poster presentation, 9th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society in Venice (Italy), October 2-4, 2013.


French: mother tongue
German: proficient
English: proficient
Spanish: school basics



Member of the Association JC - RDST
Jeunes chercheurs - Réseau Droit Sciences et Techniques

Member of the Tanzbüro Basel, Switzerland


Éloïse Gennet

Institute for
Biomedical Ethics

Universität Basel
Bernoullistrasse 28
CH-4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 09 63
Fax +41 61 207 17 80