Introducing Cristiane Avancini Alves

We’re excited to introduce and welcome Cristiane Avancini Alves  as a guest blogger for the month of December.

Cristiane is a Professor of Law at UniRitter – Laureate International Universities in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and Researcher at the Bioethics Service of the University Hospital of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. She graduated in Social Communication – Journalism (1998) and Law (2001), holds a Master Degree in Private Law (2005), and a Ph.D. in Law from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy (2009).

During her doctoral studies, Cristiane was Visiting Researcher at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 2007, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, Switzerland, in 2009. Her work focuses on the human embryo status and assisted reproduction. One of her papers was cited by the Brazilian Supreme Court (2008) in its decision on the permissibility of the extraction of human embryonic stem cells from surplus or non-viable embryos for research purposes, a discussion raised by the publication of the so-called Biosafety Law (L. 11.105/2005). She is also interested on themes concerning the end of life and the relation between law, bioethics and the media.

Some of Cristiane’s representative work includes:

Welcome Cristiane!


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