Between Science & Ethics: the Power of Innovation – How to Use it Bioethically?

Come join the first session of the Bayer Co.Lab Meet with Experts Series. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss the most critical bioethics questions facing the life science industry today with leading experts in an informal setting. Register now as space is limited!


  • Opening Remarks from Dr. Mike Devoy, CMO of Bayer AG and Ex. VP for Medical Affairs and Pharmacovigilance of the Pharmaceutical Division of Bayer AG
  • Round table discussions with members of the Bayer Bioethics Council
  • Lunch and networking with Bayer senior leadership and members of the Bioethics Council

Participants are invited to engage in round table conversations with members of the council on the most relevant ethical questions related to topics such as:

  • Altering human cells and genes – the thin line between treatment of a disease and enhancement
  • Deep technology in the hands of citizen scientists – the role of the expert community for creating long-term societal acceptance & trust in science
  • Modern Ag and gene editing – from single, to multiple edits, to gene writing
  • Using health data for research – between data privacy and maximizing innovation potential
  • AI-based decision-making  - overcoming bias and ensuring human control


Bayer Co.Lab
2nd Floor

238 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

238 Main Street Parking:
The Wadsworth Garage (entrance at 55 Wadsworth Street) and Hayward Garage (entrance at 33 Amherst Street) are a set of connected underground parking facilities that have hourly rates available for the day. The Wadsworth Garage elevators will take you directly to the 238 Main Street lobby. Parking in Hayward Garage leads you up to the outdoor courtyard across from the South Entrance of 238 Main Street. 

Entrance to the Bayer Co.Lab:
Once at 238 Main Street, proceed to the South Lobby. Take the South Elevators to the 2nd Floor and sign-in at the Bayer Co.Lab Concierge Desk.


Click to learn more about the members of the Bayer Bioethics Council.

Carolina Aguerre

  • Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, Universidad Católica del Uruguay

I. Glenn Cohen

  • Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics, Harvard Law School

Gry Hasselbalch

  • PhD. Independent Scholar

Insoo Hyun

  • Director of the Center for Life Sciences and Public Learning, Boston Museum of Science

Andreas Kurtz

  • Head of the Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Registry (hPSCreq, former European Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry)

Sir Jonathan Montgomery

  • Professor of Health Care Law, University College London

Jonathan D. Moreno

  • Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy and History & Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania

Anne Muigai

  • Professor of Genetics and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Research at the National Defense University-Kenya

Sonny Ramaswamy

  • President of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities in Redmond, WA, USA

Julian Savulescu

  • Chen Su Lan Professor in Medical Ethics at the National University of Singapore

Please be advised that photographs of participants will be taken at this event. These images will be uploaded to a file repository and shared with the Bioethics Council. Bayer may also use the images internally in all types of media, including the Bayer intranet. The images will be kept for up to five years.