GIOVANNI BONIOLO (doctoral degree in Physics and in Philosophy)
• Full Professor of Philosophy of Science and Medical Humanities, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Chirurgico Specialistiche, Università di Ferrara
• Honorary Ambassador, Technische Universität München
• President of the Accademia dei Concordi, Rovigo (Italy)
• Scientific Director of the Civitas Vitae Research Centre (Padova)
• Alumnus of the Institute for Advanced Study, Technische Universität München
• Editor-in-chief of History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences.
• Editor of Lecture Notes in Bioengineering (Springer).
• Member Honoris Causa and “Benemerito della Cultura” of the Accademia Siciliana dei Mitici
• Former Director of the PhD program in “Foundations of the Life Sciences and Their Ethical Consequences”, European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM, Milano) and Former Director of the Biomedical Humanities Unit, Department of Experimental Oncology, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia (IEO, Milano).
• Coordinator of the “Gruppo Scienza e Società” of the Federazione Italiana Scienze della Vita (FISV).
• Ethics Advisor of the European project (Horizon2020) COSMIC (Combatting disorders of adaptive immunity with Systems Medicine).
• Member of the committee for the animal wellbeing of the University of Ferrara.
• Core Faculty Member dell’ESO (European School of Oncology).
• Member of the Accademia Olimpica Nazionale Italiana (AONI).
• Expert of the Common Service ELSI of Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Research Infrastructure.
• Member or chair of several ethics committees both at Italian and European level.
• Consultant of many European research centres.
• Member of the scientific committee of many Italian and European foundations, institutions, journals, etc.
• His research interests are (i) public and individual decision-making, whenever ethical issues are involved; (ii) trust based consent for patients; (iii) foundations of contemporary biomedical research and clinical practice.
• Series Editor of Springer Briefs on Ethical and Legal Issues in Biomedicine and Technology.
• Series Editor of “Filosofia della scienza e dintorni” (Meltemi, Milano).
• His work is witnessed by 13 books (plus 12 books edited) and about 230 papers most of which in international peer reviewed journals (e.g. Nature, Axiomathes; Biology and Philosophy; Foundations of Physics; Foundations of Science; History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences; International Philosophical Quarterly; International Studies in the Philosophy of Science; The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science; Philosophy; Bioethics; Journal of Philosophical Logic; Philosophical Explorations; Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Journal of Medical Ethics; Journal of Medicine and Philosophy; PLOsONE; Erkenntnis; Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic; Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy; Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology; Journal of Applied Logic, Journal of Medical Humanities; Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine; Cancer Treatment Reviews; The American Journal of Bioethics, Journal of Public Health Research; The EPMA Journal; Bioetica; Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics; European Journal for the Philosophy of Science; Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics.)
• Among his books:
o G. Boniolo, Conoscere per vivere. Istruzioni per sopravvivere all’ignoranza, Meltemi, Milano 2018.
o G. Boniolo, V. Sanchini (eds), Ethical counselling and medical decision-making in the era of personalized medicine, Springer, Heidelberg 2016
o G. Boniolo, M. Nathan (eds), Philosophy of Molecular Medicine: Foundational Issues in Research and Practice, Routledge, New York 2016
o G. Boniolo, P. Maugeri (eds.), Etica ai confini della biomedicina. Per una cittadinanza consapevole, Mondadori Università, Milano 2014.
o G. Boniolo, Le regole e il sudore. Divagazioni su sport e filosofia, Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano 2013 (CONI Award, 2014)
o G. Boniolo, The Art of Deliberating. Democracy, Deliberation and the Life Sciences Between History and Theory, Springer, Heidelberg 2012.