Vivatech 2023

My sport is dragon boat racing.

Françoise Baylis

Distinguished Research Professor, Emerita

Dalhousie University

Françoise Baylis CM, ONS, PhD, FRSC, FISC, Distinguished Research Professor Emerita, Dalhousie University. Baylis is a philosopher whose innovative work in bioethics, at the intersection of policy and practice, has stretched the boundaries of the field. Her work challenges us to think broadly and deeply about the direction of health, science and biotechnology. It aims to move the limits of mainstream bioethics and develop more effective ways to understand and tackle public policy challenges. Baylis is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Nova Scotia, as well as an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and the International Science Council. In 2023, she was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize in Social Sciences and Humanities, having previously been awarded the Killam Prize for the Humanities in 2022. Baylis is the author of Altered Inheritance: CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Genome Editing. She was a member of the Planning Committee for the First and the Third International Summit on Gene Editing (2015 and 2023), a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Committee on Developing Global Standards for Governance and Oversight of Human Genome Editing (2019-2021), and a member of the WHO Working Group on Principles of the Global Guidance Framework for the Responsible Use of the Life Sciences (2021). She is currently a member of the Governing Board of the International Science Council (2021-2024) and Vice-Chair of its Committee for Freedom and Responsibility in Science.

A fun fact about me

My sport is dragon boat racing.

My interests

Healthcare & Wellness

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