Projects / Publications

Research Interests

Dual-use research in the life sciences, risk benefit evaluation of first-in-human trials in synthetic biology and nanomedicine, animal-human brain chimera, open disclosure of medical errors.

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Professional Experience and Education

Sabrina Engel studied biochemistry at the University Bielefeld, Germany, and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, with a focus on immunology and ethics. She also received training in science journalism form the Journalism School Rhein-Ruhr. Sabrina finished her PhD at ETH Zurich in 2008. During her thesis work in the lab of Prof. Ari Helenius, she revised a previously established model on the entry of the mammalian virus SV40 into host cells. Before starting as a postdoctoral research fellow at the IBMB in 2011, she worked in science and medical communications, e.g. for the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).

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Fellowships and Funding

Brocher Foundation Visiting Fellow (2013)

Postdoc grant from the Forschungsfonds of the University Basel

Project support from the Käthe-Zingg-Schwichtenberg-Fonds of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMW)

Boehringer-Ingelheim Fonds, Roche-Research-Foundation, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Westfälisch-Lippische Universitätsgesellschaft Bielefeld

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Contact

Dr sc. ETHZ Sabrina Engel-Glatter

Institute for
Biomedical Ethics

Universität Basel
Bernoullistrasse 28
CH-4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 17 86
Fax +41 61 207 17 80