Invited speaker:


ABC 12 Inter­na­tion­al Con­fer­ence on “Bioethics and Com­mu­ni­ty”,  Sep­tem­ber 28 — Octo­ber, Taipei 2011


Expert Con­sul­ta­tion Work­shop EC – project “BBMRI”, WP 6, Tolouse, INSERM, Mai 31- 1. June. 2010.


Sci­ence and the World­wide Law-mak­ing Process, Novem­ber 19–20, Milano 2010

II. Inter­na­tion­al Con­fer­ence of Med­ical Law, Kadir Has Uni­ver­si­ty, Fac­ul­ty of Law/ Istan­bul Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, Novem­ber 13–14, Istan­bul 2009


Chu­la­longko­rn Uni­ver­si­ty, CEST, Bangkok, Thai­land, Work­shop “DNA Analy­sis in the Con­text of Biobank­ing”, Jan­u­ary 30 th 2008. “Gene diag­nos­tic, infor­ma­tion of stor­age data and the DNA-bank­ing in the con­text of the legal and eth­i­cal sit­u­a­tion in India”

The ever-grow­ing chal­lenge of med­ical lia­bil­i­ty: nation­al and Euro­pean respons­es, 2–3 June 2008, Coun­cil of Europe, Strasbourg.

UNESCO Con­fer­ence on Ethics of Ener­gy Tech­nolo­gies: Ener­gy Equi­ty and Human Secu­ri­ty, Region­al Unit in Social and Human Sci­ences for Asia and the Pacif­ic, UNESCO Bangkok and the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambed­kar Law Uni­ver­si­ty, Chen­nai, 22.09. — 23.09.2008.

Inter­na­tion­al aware­ness work­shop and train­ing course on bioethics edu­ca­tion, Arul Anan­dar Col­lege, Karu­math­ur, India, 26–27.09.2008.

Inter­na­tion­al Con­fer­ence on “BIOETHICS” , Moth­er There­sa Women Uni­ver­si­ty, Kod­daikanal, India, 24 to 26.09.2008.


 Co-inves­ti­ga­tor, Asia-Europe Work­shop on “Tech­nol­o­gy and Cul­ture: Genet­ics and its Social and Eth­i­cal Impli­ca­tions in Asia and Europe”, March 16–18, 2007.

ABC 2007, Con­venor of the Pan­el “The Con­cept of Pri­va­cy in Asian and West­ern Cul­tures,“ 19.03. – 23.03.2007.


Glob­al­i­sa­tion and new epi­demics: ethics, secu­ri­ty and pol­i­cy mak­ing, DG XII, Brus­sels 22–23.05.2006, New Epi­dem­ic and Health: Eth­i­cal Issues

8th World con­gress on Bioethics, Bio-bank­ing and genet­ic test­ing: A com­par­i­son between Euro­pean Coun­tries and India, Bejing August 2006

T.N. Ambed­kar Law Uni­ver­si­ty, Chen­nai, India: The dis­cus­sion about the Ger­man Stem Cell Research, Novem­ber 2006.


The Legal debate about Stem­cell research in Europe, Inter­na­tion­al Sem­i­nar on Bio-Ethics, The TN Dr.M.G.R. Med­ical University/University of Madras, 1 — 2.02. 2005.

Human Biobanks — Trustees and aspects of the cur­rent Ger­man dis­cus­sion, (01.01.2005), Loy­ola Col­lege, Chen­nai (Lec­ture).

The Ger­man Stem Cell Law: Con­tents and Crit­i­cism, The TN Dr. Ambed­kar Law Uni­ver­si­ty, Chen­nai (India) (02.02.2005).

Human Biobanks: Com­par­i­son of the sit­u­a­tion in some Euro­pean Coun­tries (Mani­la, Uni­ver­si­ty of Dil­i­man, Philip­pines (28.08.2005).

Inter­na­tion­al Com­par­isons of Reg­u­la­tion of Biobanks, UNESCO Bangkok Bioethics Round­table (BBRT1), 11 – 16.09.2005.

 Unesco Expert Con­sul­ta­tion: HIV – AIDS: HIV – AIDS and Traf­fick­ing, Bangkok, 19. –21.09.2005

Sem­i­nar on Human Biobank­ing, Chu­la­longko­rn Uni­ver­si­ty, Bangkok 17.09.2005.

 Con­fer­ence on Inter­na­tion­al Col­lab­o­ra­tive Research and Health Ethics (NIH/EC/ Min­istry of Health), Jakar­ta, 29.11. ‑1–12-2005.


 1. ASEAN-EU LEMLIFE Con­fer­ence, Bangkok 2004: Eth­i­cal and legal debate about stem cell research in Europe

 The DR MGR Med­ical Uni­ver­si­ty, Chen­nai, (India): Eth­i­cal aspects on stem cell research: An inter­na­tion­al com­par­i­son (Feb­ru­ary 2004, lecture)

Ethics con­fer­ence on “The Ethics of Intel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty Rights and Patents“, April 23–24, 2004, War­saw: Dis­cus­sion on Patent­ing in Ger­many: Eth­i­cal and Legal Aspects

HGM2004, HUGO World­congress,  Berlin April 2004, Indi­vid­ual prop­er­ty rights, com­mu­ni­ties and ben­e­fit shar­ing (Simon), abstract

 4. th Inter­na­tion­al Con­fer­ence of Bioethics, Biotech­nol­o­gy, Fam­i­ly and Com­mu­ni­ty, Uni­ver­si­ty of Chungli, 24. — 26.06.2004, Chungli (ROC): Informed con­sent and the mod­el of ben­e­fit sharing


HGM2003, HUGO World­congress, Can­cun (Mex­i­co): The Legal debate about stem­cell research in Europe

 BioT-ethics Sem­i­nar, Abb­eye de Cher­ney, France: The Zam­bia Case: Eth­i­cal considerations


Inter­na­tion­al Bioeth­i­cal Con­fer­ence: „Con­flict of inter­est and its sig­nif­i­cance in sci­ence and med­i­cine”, Warzaw (Poland): Mod­ern Med­i­cine and Biotech­nol­o­gy. An con­flict of interest?

Con­fer­ence “Kostenre­duzierung durch Umwelt­man­age­ment”, Han­del­skam­mer Ham­burg (Ger­many): Recht­skataster — Ver­mei­dung von Kosten durch Rechtssicherheit

Inter­na­tion­al Con­fer­ence of Bioethics: Ethics, Legal and social issues in human pluri-potent stem cells exper­i­men­ta­tions, Nation­al Cen­tral Uni­ver­si­ty, Chungli (Jhongli, ROC (Tai­wan)): Does new biotech­nol­o­gy and med­i­cine need anoth­er type of bioeth­i­cal input or is it an eth­i­cal con­flict of interest?

Min­istry of Health (Sem­i­nar), Bangkok,  Thai­land: Gene data banking,

Genet­ic Test­ing and Insur­ance: Legal per­spec­tives, Jahresta­gung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Human­genetik, Öster­re­ichis­che Gesellschaft für Human­genetik, Schweiz­erische Gesellschaft für Medi­zinis­che Genetik, Deutsches Humangenom­pro­jekt, Leipzig 29.9. — 2.10.2002


Uni­ver­si­ty of Madras, Chen­nai, Inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ence on Devel­op­ment Par­a­digm: Social Trans­for­ma­tion and Gen­der per­for­mance, Uni­ver­si­ty of Madras, Chen­nai (India): Eth­i­cal aspects of human and ani­mal cloning.

Bei­jing Sym­po­sium on Fem­i­nist approach­es to Bioethics, Bei­jing (Peo­ples Repub­lic of Chi­na): Female Input: A new Qual­i­ty in Bioethics?

Kau­nas Coun­ty, Lithua­nia: The Euro­pean Envi­ron­men­tal Law.


Work­shop EUROGENE Project, Oiras (Portugal):Aspects of Micro and Human Biobanks in Ger­many, Mai

Tsuku­ba Round­table, Uni­ver­si­ty of Tsuku­ba Sci­ence City (Japan): Social Risks and Social Per­cep­tion of Ani­mal Cloning, October.

The MGR Med­ical Uni­ver­si­ty, Chen­nai, (India) , Xenotransplantation.

Med­ical Mis­sion Hos­pi­tal, Chen­nai (India):The right of the med­ical assist­ed pro­cre­ation, organ trans­plan­ta­tion, genet­ic test­ing and human research.

Uni­ver­si­ty of Madras, Pub­lic Admin­is­tra­tion, Chen­nai (India): The Ger­man Edu­ca­tion System.

Uni­ver­si­ty of Madras, Pub­lic Admin­is­tra­tion, Chen­nai (India): Imple­men­ta­tion of an Envi­ron­ment Man­age­ment Sys­tem, Uni­ver­si­ty of Madras, Legal Department

Uni­ver­si­ty of Madras, Chen­nai (India): Eth­i­cal and Legal aspects of Preim­plan­ta­tion Diagnosis.

Chan­cen im Inter­net, Lüneb­urg­er Umwelt­tag, 26.05.2002

Uni­ver­si­ty of Madras, Depart­ment of Social Sci­ences (India): Niklas Luhmann


Uni­ver­si­ty of Madras, Chen­nai (India): Eth­i­cal and legal aspects of Xenotransplantation

Inter­na­tion­al Con­fer­ence Loy­ola Col­lege, Chen­nai (India): Legal aspects of PID in Europe

3. Sym­po­sium Xeno­trans­plan­ta­tion,  Xeno­trans­plan­ta­tion: Ethis­che Aspekte


IBA — Con­gress, Tokyo 1998: Eth­i­cal and legal aspects of Ani­mal Cloning