Christiane Woopen is Professor for Ethics and Theory of Medicine at the University of Cologne. There she is Executive Director of the Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics, and Social Sciences of Health (ceres). She is as well Head of Research Unit Ethics and vice dean for academic development and gender at University Medicine Cologne. She is coordinator and leader of several international and national research projects concerning ethical aspects of reproductive medicine, neuroethics, quality of life, aging, genome editing and digital health. She is former chair of the German Ethics Council and President of the 11th Global Summit of National Ethics/Bioethics Committees 2016. Amongst others she was member of the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO until 2017. In 2017 she was appointed Chair of the European Group on Ethics of Science and New Technologies (EGE), which advises the European Commission. Prof. Woopen received her medical degree from the University of Bonn and worked in gynecology and obstetrics before focusing on bioethics.