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Dr. Matthias Braun

Dr. Matthias Braun

Kochstraße 6
91054 Erlangen
Tel.: +49 (0)9131 / 8526078
Fax: +49 (0)9131 / 8526020
Mail: matthias.braun@fau.de

Short CV

Matthias Braun works as a assistant professor at the Chair of Systematic Theology II (Ethics), Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. After finishing his studies in biology and theology in Bochum he worked as a research assistant at the Philipps-University Marburg and following as the coordinator of the research project „Bio-Objects and Bio-Subjects. Exploring the Interface of Science and Society“ at the FAU Erlangen-Nürberg. Afterwards he was the scientific coordinator of Cluster D within the MaxSynBio-Consortium which is jointly funded by the Max-Planck Society and the federal ministry of education and research. Within this project he develops an ethical and legal governance model in dealing with emerging biotechnologies. Within his phD-thesis Matthias Braun has developed a theory of vulnerability which on the one hand is sensible for phenomena of human bodiliness and on the other hand provides a linkage to theories of recognition as well. His work was awarded both by the DFG and the price for excellent scientific edeavors by the staedtler-foundation as well.

Main fields of research

  • ethics of emerging biotechnologies at the science-society interface (with special regard to synthetic biology, stem cell research and big-data medicine)
  • ethics of psychiatry
  • concepts of recognition and vulnerability as a topic for theological ethics
  • public health ethics, ethical aspects of prevention of nutrition-related diseases and obesity

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