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Chimeras and Hybrids in comparative European and International Research - natural scientific, ethical, philosophical and legal aspects

Chimeras and Hybrids in comparative European and International Research - natural scientific, ethical, philosophical and legal aspects

Objective

The objective of the proposed project is to develop a deeper and comprehensive understanding of the fundamental problems in the research on Chimeras and Hybrids by means of a European and International aligned exchange and a partnership of co-operation,di alogue and network with Scientists from the ranges of the natural sciences, ethics, philosophy and jurisprudence, as well as with External Agents from Society under the co-ordination of the IMGB. The new and partly still unconsidered problem complex of mix ing creatures and blending techniques of human being and animals is at the centre of attention in natural scientific, ethical, philosophical and legal analysis. The interdisciplinary and international analysis and examination of human being - animal Chimer a and Hybrid formations includes therefore fundamental and basic problem complexes in each research discipline, such as the creation possibilities and different kinds of characteristics of Chimeras and Hybrids, the production of hybrid ES-cells, the creati on and the use of transgenic animals, the open questions of potential therapies, the ethical and moral evaluation of this research complex, as well as the constitutional and legal aspects of human dignity, freedom of research and protection of animals.The realisation of the objective will be achieved by compiling concepts, proposals for research practices, recommendations and decision supports for decision makers,thus enabling a structural and enduring interrelation between rapid progress in scientific rese arch and basic legal, ethical and philosophical principles. By means of reports and different elements of dynamic interaction, through speeches and discussions on basic and specific problems in the framework of Conferences and Workshops for compiling a fin al synthesis report, the proposal will bring Science and Society closer together and will also stimulate the development of emerging questions on Chimeras and Hybrids in the European Research Area.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM

Address

SchloSS
Mannheim

Germany

Administrative Contact

Jochen TAUPITZ (Professor)

Participants (23)

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MAX DELBRUECK CENTRUM FUER MOLEKULARE MEDIZIN

Germany

KARL FRANZENS UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

AUTUMN FIESTER

United States

DAI KUISHENG

China

MEZOGAZDASAGI BIOTECHNOLOGIAI KUTATOKOPONT

Hungary

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY VIADRINA AT FRANKFURT

Germany

TIMOTHY JOST

United States

MASARYKOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE

Czechia

INSTITUTE OF ZOOLOGY, CHINES ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE (INRA)

France

UNIVERSIDAD DE DEUSTO

Spain

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

UNIVERSITAET SANKT GALLEN

Switzerland

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Israel

OSAKA UNIVERSITY

Japan

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Canada

THE UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN

Germany

UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL

Canada

UNIVERSITÉ DE PARIS 1 SORBONNE PANTHÉON

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 16708

  • Start date

    1 October 2005

  • End date

    30 November 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SOCIETY

  • Overall budget:

    € 600 424

  • EU contribution

    € 600 424

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM

Germany