Charles Sturt University Canberra, Australia
PhD: "Nano and Neurotechnology: on the need for a different enhancement paradigm". Principal supervisor John Weckert.

LinköpingUniversitet Linköping, Sweden
Master in Arts: Major in Science, Technology and Society (first year of a two years program).

LinköpingUniversitet Linköping, Sweden
Master in Arts: Major in Applied Ethics, concentration of thesis nanotechnology
"Nanotechnology: beyond human nature?"

8/2001 — 12/2005
ITESM University Mexico City, Mexico
University Degree: Major in Electrical and Communications Engineering, graduated with acknowledgement for academic excellence.

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Courses and Further Education

Brains in dialogue workshop & Workshop in Deep Brain Stimulation. Warsaw, Poland.

Penn Neuroscience Boot Camp Philadelphia,US.

Promoting Dual Use Ethics. Inaugural Event of the Newly Designated WHO Collaborating Centre for Bioethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australian National University Canberra, Australia.

3rd Annual Biosecurity Symposium "Global Health Security". ANU Canberra, Australia.

NanoBio-RAISE Oxford, UK
International Advanced Course in Public Communication and Applied Ethics of Nanotechnology.

Linkoping University Linkoping, Sweden, Workshop: on Nanotechnology and Ethics.

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Professional Experience

12/2008 — 08/2011
CAPPE, CSU Canberra, Australia, research assistance (casual): participate in the collection of data for projects. Support for the editorial tasks of the Nanoethics journal (such as invitation of reviewers or comparison of different submitted versions). Assist in the logistical management and organization of events. Performance of any other duties associated with assisting in specific research projects.

Professional service as referee, Nanoethics: Ethics for Technologies that Converge at the Nanoscale.

CAPPE Canberra, Australia, co-organizer, with Professorial Fellow John Weckert, conference "Converging technologies: some pressing ethical issues".

07/2004 — 12/2005
Concepto Radial, ITESM Mexico City, Radio Program Producer: Production of university radio programs about technology, society and ethical issues. As a producer I was involved in designing the structure of the program, researching on the content, assigning tasks to the different staff of the program, inviting guest speakers and evaluating the programs.

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Brocher Foundation. Selection for workshop project: “Neuroscience, Ethics and Law: new challenges for human identity, freedom and responsibility”. Co-application with Georgia Martha Gkotsi (University Lausanne) and Dr. Roberto Andorno (University Zurich). (November 6-7)

Brocher Foundation. Stay Fellowship for research in the Brocher Foundation on the project ‘Legal and ethical issues around animal-human chimera research (the case of human neuro-related genetic of cellular material use in animals’ (September-October). 

Brocher Foundation Fellowship (January-February). Geneva, Switzerland.

Recipient, of travel grant to attend, 2nd S.NET meeting. Darmstadt, Germany

Recipient, of grant to attend, 2010 Brain in Dialogues Workshop on Deep Brain Stimulation, Warsaw, Poland.

Recipient, of grant to attend, 2010 Penn Neuroscience-boot Camp. Pennsylvania, US

Recipient, travel support and scholarship to attend, as a speaker, the 1st Annual meeting of the SNET Seattle, Washington.

Recipient, of grant and travel support to attend, as a short talk speaker, to the European Science Foundation ESF-LiU Conference - "The Perfect Body Between Normativity And Consumerism” Linköping, Sweden.

Recipient, travel support and scholarship to attend, as a speaker, the International Workshop on Nanotechnology and Justice Arhus, Denmark.

2008 — 2011
Awarded, CAPPE Research Scholarship CAPPE-CSU, Australia.

Recipient, grant to attend the 2nd International course on Public Communication and applied ethics of nanotechnology, Oxford, UK.

Awarded "Honorific Mention" for Outstanding Graduation Grades ITESM- Mexico City.

Awarded, 3rd place in the innovator ideas category in the "Voluntades: Manos a la obra" competition organized by the ITESM and Fundacion Azteca Mexico City

Awarded, Honorific Mention for Outstanding Grades ITESM - Mexico City

2001 — 2005
Recipient, Excellence Scholarship ITESM – Mexico City

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2010 — present
Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies.

2009 — present
Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics.

Linkoping University Linkoping, Sweden, President of ISA (International Student Association).

06/2002 –01/2007
IEEE Member.

06/2004 — 12/2005
ITESM University Mexico city, President of the IEEE- ITESM University Student Branch.

ITESM University Mexico city, President of ProIEC (Student Association).

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Letzte Aktualisierung: 15.10.2013


Dr Laura Cabrera

Institute for
Biomedical Ethics

Universität Basel
Bernoullistrasse 28
CH-4056 Basel

Tel. +41 (0)61 267 05 92
Fax +41 (0)61 267 17 80