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#EBW24 previews: Chair for panel session “Ethical, social and legal topics in biobanking – friend or foe”

#EBW24 previews: Chair for panel session “Ethical, social and legal topics in biobanking – friend or foe”

We are pleased to confirm the chair for the panel session “Stakeholders in the spotlight: Ethical, social and legal topics in biobanking – friend or foe”: Senior Researcher Valentina Colcelli (PhD) from the Italian National Research Council (CNR), we profile her biography here. The session takes place on Thursday 16 May 2024 as part of the EBW24 programme.

Valentina Colcelli (PhD)

Valentina Colcelli (PhD) is a Senior Researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR). Her main research interests focus on the interaction of domestic and European law in shaping rights and interests and market regulation. She is also interested in a general reflection on personal and non-personal data beyond the EU legal system, internal market regulation, Technology Transfer, legal and ethical issues in research and innovation activities, and adequate judicial protection of biodiversity considering fundamental rights. She published books concerning EU integration and more than 80 papers and books. She is a member of several EU-funded projects and long-lasting international research cooperation, like the H2020. Among them, in the project Pro-Cancer-I (h2020), she studies legal and ethical aspects addressing image biobanks and the application of the AI system to develop imaging biomarkers. In all projects, she is involved in the WPS, which is devoted to defining the privacy policy of the biobanks, prior consent information definition, and drafting the Material Transfer Agreement. She is co-chair of the Working Group “Regulatory, Ethics, and GDPR” for the Scientific Association “European, Middle East &African for Biopreservation and Biobanking” (ESBB) and a member of the ESBB Council. She is a Visiting External examiner at the University of Malta. She is an Independent Ethics Advisor for the European Cancer Imaging Initiative (EUCAIM project, funded under the DIGITAL programme,18 MIO EU co-funding), one of the flagships of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan (EBCP).

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