Author Archives: mselgeli

Professor Bonnie Steinbock–Public Lecture–The Ethics of Editing Embryos

  The Monash Bioethics Centre is delighted to host internationally renowned bioethicist Professor Bonnie…

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Welcome to Distinguished Visiting Scholars Professor Bonnie Steinbock and Professor Paul Menzel

     The Monash Bioethics Centre is delighted to be hosting distinguished…

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Interview with Michael Selgelid–Monash Faculty of Arts News

  “Global Bioethics:  A Conversation with Professor Michael Selgelid” 6 December 2016…

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Opinion piece by Neera Bhatia and Julian Savulescu on Cryonics–The Conversation

  “Cryonics:  hype, hope or hell?” Neera Bhatia and Julian Savulescu 23…

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Michael Selgelid’s White Paper on Gain-of-Function Research–in Monash News

“Biosecurity White Paper Produced for US Government” 18 October 2016 Click here…

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Catherine Mills, Robert Sparrow and colleagues awarded ARC Discovery Project (2017) Grant

  Congratulations to Associate Professor Catherine Mills and Professor Robert Sparrow who,…

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Michael Selgelid Produces White Paper on Ethical Issues Associated with “Gain-of-Function” Research for US Government

  In 2015 Professor Michael Selgelid was commissioned by the US National…

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Interview with Julian Savulescu and Robert Sparrow on Ethics of Performance Enhancement–Nautilus

  “Head to Head:  Should We Allow a Doping Free-for-All?” Nautilus 18…

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Michael Selgelid’s Policy-Related Work Featured in Monash Faculty of Arts News

“Small Viruses, Big Questions:  Ethical Responses to Zika and Ebola” Click here…

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Opinion piece by Julian Savulescu on banning Russians from Rio Olympics–The Conversation

  “Should Russian athletes really be banned from competing in the Rio…

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Congratulations to Evie Kendal, winner of the 2016 Faculty of Arts 3-Minute Thesis Competition

3MT is an academic competition that sees graduate research students from across…

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Michael Selgelid Appointed Chair of Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Bioethics

Professor Michael Selgelid has been appointed Chair of the Global Network of…

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Michael Selgelid on Gain-of-Function Research–Medscape

“Discord Among Scientists Still Fuels Hazardous Research Debate” Troy Brown 14 March…

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Opinion piece by Michael Selgelid and Euzebiusz (Zeb) Jamrozik on Zika Virus–The Conversation

  “What are the Real Risks of Zika?” Michael Selgelid and Euzebiusz…

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Ryan Tonkens Receives Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

  Congratulations to Dr Ryan Tonkens for his award of a Monash…

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Opinion piece by Ryan Tonkens on Rights to Access IVF–The Conversation

  “States have no right to stop anyone wanting to access IVF”…

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Opinion piece by Julian Savulescu, Peter Singer, and William Isdale on Organ Donation–The Age

  “We have a moral obligation to donate organs” Julian Savulescu, Peter…

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Julian Savulescu on “Gifted” Genes–The Conversation

  “The ethics of ‘gifted’ genes:  the road to Gattaca?” Julian Savulescu…

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Michael Selgelid on Smart Drugs–The Australian

“Smart Drugs:  A Growing Temptation for the Average Joe” Sean Parnell 19…

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William Isdale and Julian Savulescu on Organ Donation in Austraila

“Three ethical ways to increase organ donation in Australia” William Isdale and…

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Michael Selgelid featured in Monash Magazine–Ebola and the Ethics Question

  “Ebola and the Ethics Question” Brad Collis Monash Magazine February 2015…

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Monash Bioethics Centre Officially Designated as World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Bioethics

On 21 July 2014, the Monash Bioethics Centre was officially designated as…

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Julian Koplin receives Dean’s Sessional Commendation

Congratulations to  Julian Koplin for  his Teaching and Learning Award of Dean’s…

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Michael Selgelid on making “a near perfect baby by taking genetic material from 3 people”

“Scientists can make a near perfect baby by taking genetic material from…

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Visiting Scholar Symposium–21 February 2014

    Friday, 21 February 2014 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.   Room…

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MONASH BIOETHICS REVIEW moving to publication by Springer

      Monash University has recently signed a contract with Springer…

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New Book–On the Dual Uses of Science and Ethics

On The Dual Uses of Science and Ethics:  Principles, Practices, and Prospects. …

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Michael Selgelid on Sex Selection–ABC Radio National

  IVF:  Sex Selection in Australia–Should it be Legal ABC Radio National…

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Monash Undergraduate Bioethics Minor Featured in The Age– “Controversial Questions about Life”

  “Controversial Questions about Life” Julia Hinde 25 October 2013 The Age…

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Public Lecture in Collaboration with Monash Health Translation Precinct — “The Futility of Futility” — Professor Julian Savulescu

Monash Health Translation Precinct in conjunction with Monash Health’s Clinical Ethics Committee…

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Julian Savulescu on “Drawing the Line”–The Drum, ABC News

  “Drawing the Line:  Science, Ethics, and Magic” 18 September 2013 The…

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Julian Savulescu on Designer Babies–The Age

    “Ethical Minefield of Parents in Control” Neil McMahon 14 September…

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Julian Savulescu on Doping in Sport–The Conversation

  “Legalise Doping or Lose the Spectacle of Sport” Julian Savulescu 17…

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Julian Savulescu on Opt-Out Organ Donation–The Conversation

  “Opt-Out Organ Donation in Wales:  A Model for Australia” William Isdale…

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Ryan Tonkens on “Abandoned Embryos”–in National Post

      “Fertility Clinics Faced with Moral, Legal Dilemma over Fate…

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Welcome Ryan Tonkens

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ryan…

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Catherine Mills wins 2013 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher

  “The Faculty offers its congratulations to Dr Catherine Mills on her…

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Julian Savulescu on IQ2 Debate on Athlete’s Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs–ABC News

  IQ2 Debate:  Is it OK for Athletes to Use Performance Enhancing…

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Julian Savulescu on Education Reform–The Conversation

    “An Ethical Education:  Why Gonski is a Moral Issue” Julian…

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Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military–Jonathan D. Moreno – Podcast

Public Lecture   Podcast: Listen to / download a recording of the…

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International Encyclopedia of Ethics

In February 2013 Wiley-Blackwell published the much anticipated International Encyclopedia of Ethics, edited…

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Welcome (back) Robert Sparrow

We are happy to welcome Robert Sparrow back to the Monash Bioethics…

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Michael Selgelid on break up drugs–Daily Life

“Would you take a pill to get over someone?” Alex McClintock Daily…

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Julian Savulescu on “Drugs in Sport: Peptides”–ABC Radio National

  Drugs in Sport:  Peptides ABC Radio National 20 February 2013 Julian…

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Julian Savulescu on drugs in sport–Radio interview with Alan Jones–2GB

  18 February 2013 2GB–873AM Click here to listen

Julian Savulescu argues for legalisation of performance-enhancing substances–Sydney Morning Herald

  “Legalise PEDS and we’ll prosper, says ethicist” Sydney Morning Herald 17…

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Julian Savulescu on Doping in Sport–BBC News

  “Doping in Sport – should it be legal? BBC News Asia…

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New Book–Emergency Ethics

Emergency Ethics.  Volume I of  The Library of Essays on Emergency Ethics,…

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New Book–Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control:  Interdisciplinary Perspectives.  Co-edited by Christian…

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Michael Selgelid on dual-use research–Environmental Health Perspectives

  “One study, two paths:  the challenge of dual-use research” Wendee Holtcamp…

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Opinion piece by Michael Selgelid on censorship of dangerous scientific discoveries–Sydney Morning Herald

“Censorship of science is acceptable when lives are at stake” Michael Selgelid…

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Michael Selgelid on “Armageddon super virus”–Sydney Morning Herald

  “Amageddon super virus recipe:  keep secret or publish? Glenda Kwek Sydney…

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Michael Selgelid on the creation of “artificial life”–ABC Science

  “Artificial life research triggers concerns” Anna Salleh  ABC Science 10 August…

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