Kris Dierickx is full professor of biomedical ethics and a staff member of the Centre for biomedical ethics and law, Faculty of Medicine (KU Leuven, Belgium). His research and publications focus on ethics in genetics, ethics of research (integrity & misconduct), regenerative medicine, diagnosis for prodromal Alzheimer and Autism, biobanks and research ethics. He published more than 150 peer reviewed papers. Kris Dierickx was and is a partner in 16 EC funded projects (eg. EuroPHEN, GeneBanC, EuroCareCF, STEPS, Eurogentest, Disk Regeneration, EnTIRE, Virt²ue, SOPs4RI, ITN OrganoVir). He received international grants and national grants, and is a member of several ethics committees and editorial boards. He acts as a contractual ethics reviewer in the European Union for Horizon 2020 projects and ERC grants.
About the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, KU Leuven
In 2016 and 2017 the University of Leuven (KUL) was listed by Thomson Reuters in the annual list of Europe’s most innovative universities. The Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (KUL-CBMER) is part of the University of Leuven (KUL). The KUL-CBMER is a renowned research centre in Europe with expertise in ethics, law, philosophy and theology and close links with various medical and care disciplines.