Prof. Dr. med.

Alena Buyx

Technical University Munich Institute of History and Ethics of Medicine

Born in 1977

Professional Background

  • Since September 2018 Director of the Institute of History and Ethics of Medicine and Professor of Ethics of Medicine and Health Technologies at the Technical University Munich
  • Since 2014 Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Head of the Department of Biomedical Ethics at the Institute of Experimental Medicine at the University of Kiel
  • 2012 – 2015 Senior Research Fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University College of London
  • 2012 – 2014 Head of the DFG-Emmy Noether Research Group “Bioethics and Political Philosophy” at the University of Münster
  • 2013 Habilitation and venia legendi in Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine at the University of Münster
  • 2009 – 2012 Assistant Director of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics in London
  • 2008 – 2009 Visiting Scholar of the Harvard University Programme in Ethics and Health at the Harvard Medical School
  • 2006 – 2008 Assistant Professor at the Institute for Ethics, History and Philosophy of Medicine at the University of Münster
  • 2005 Medical Licensure, Medical Doctor, Magistra Artium in Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Münster
  • 1997 – 2004 Dual studies in Medicine, Philosophy and Sociology at the Universities of Münster and York / UK as well as at the University College of London

Memberships (Selection)

  • 2016 Appointment to the German Ethics Council
  • Member of the Central Ethics Commission (ZEKO) at the German Medical Association
  • Chair of the Medical Governance Commission at the Board of the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH)
  • Member of the Ethics Commission of UKSH
  • Advisor to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
  • Affiliate of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics in London
  • Independent Ethical Advisor of different Horizon-2020 consortia
  • Member of the Academy of Ethics in Medicine; European Society for Philosophy in Medicine and Healthcare

Publications (selection)

  • Prainsack B, Buyx A (2016) Solidarity in biomedicine and beyond. Cambridge University Press
  • Prainsack B, Buyx A (2016) Das Solidaritätsprinzip. Plädoyer für eine Renaissance in Medizin und Bioethik. campus Verlag
  • Prainsack B, Buyx A (2011) Solidarity. Reflections on an emerging concept in bioethics www.nuffieldbioethics.org/sites/default/files/Solidarity_report_FOR_WEB.pdf
  • Kollar E, Laukötter S, Buyx A (Hrsg.) (2016) Special Issue: Just Health – the Capability Approach. Bioethics 30(1)
  • Hucklenbroich P, Buyx A (Hrsg.) (2013) Krankheits- und Funktionsbegriff in der Medizin. Mentis Verlag, Paderborn
  • Buyx A, Huster S (Hrsg.) (2010) Ethische Aspekte von Public Health. Sonderheft Ethik in der Medizin 22(3)
  • Schöne-Seifert B, Buyx A, Ach J (Hrsg.) (2006) Gerecht behandelt? Rationierung und Priorisierung im Gesundheitswesen. Mentis Verlag, Paderborn