Hannah Schickl

Short CV

Hannah Schickl works as a research assistant at the Chair of Systematic Theology II (Ethics), Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. She studied Philosophy/Ethics and German at the Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg and received her degree in 2012. During and after finishing her studies she worked at the Chair of Philosophy II, University of Mannheim (2007-2013), and at the Institute for the German Language in Mannheim (2012-2013). Afterwards she coordinated the project “Bioethics at the interface between research, therapy and commercialization” which is part of the network project “ForIPS” promoted by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Arts. She is currently doing research on the concept of life in the context of emerging biotechnologies within the project “MaxSynBio” funded by the Max Planck Society and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Since 2017 she is also research assistant and coordinator of the interdisciplinary research group “Gene Technology Report” at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Hannah Schickl is writing a PhD thesis on the moral consideration of human embryos.

Main field of research

  • Analytic bioethics
  • Ethics of gene technologies, particularly stem cell research and reproductive medicine
  • Animal ethics
  • philosophy of language


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91054 Erlangen

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