Anja Pichl, M.A.


Doctoral Candidate

Abteilung Philosophie
Universität Bielefeld
Postfach 100131
33501 Bielefeld

Building X, Room A4-200

Phone: +49 (0) 521 / 106 – 67106

Research project

Stem cell research: Limits and tensions of understanding and control of biological entities and processes and their possible relevance for science and society


since 2016
Doctoral candidate at the DFG Research Training Group 2073 “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research” at Universität Bielefeld

Research assistant (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) of the subproject “Individual- and socio-ethical perspectives on a translational research project” within the Bavarian research network Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (ForIPS), funded by the Bavarian Ministry for Education and Culture, Science and Art, based at the Institute TTN at LMU Munich and lead by Prof. Dr. Arne Manzeschke.

Scientific Coordinator of the International BMBF-Summer School Pluripotent Stem Cells. Scientific practice of stem cell research: ethical, legal and social aspects and discourses, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Student assistant at the Institute TTN at LMU Munich


Forthcoming. Stem cell concepts: Epistemological and ethical issues. In Hauskeller, C., Manzeschke, A., Pichl, A. (eds): The matrix of stem cell research revisited (expected publication date: 2017)

(2015) Entwicklungsbiologische Totipotenz und das ethische Potentialitätsargument. Probleme des ethischen Naturalismus in der Embryonenschutzdebatte. In Ach, J.S., Denkhaus, R., Lüttenberg, B. (eds): Forschung an humanen embryonalen Stammzellen. Aktuelle Ethische Fragestellungen. Book Series: Münsteraner Bioethik-Studien, Vol. 13, Lit-Verlag Münster

(2015) Synthetische Biologen als Newtons des Grashalms? Epistemologische und transzendentalphilosophische Zweifel an der Gegenstandskonzeption der Synthetischen Biologie. In: Herresthal, S., Grassman, T. (eds): Leben konstruieren? Deutungsmuster synthetischer Biologie. TTN edition Nr. 1/2015