We’re excited to introduce and welcome Cristiane Avancini Alves as a guest blogger for the month of December.
Cristiane is a Professor of Law at UniRitter – Laureate International Universities in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and Researcher at the Bioethics Service of the University Hospital of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. She graduated in Social Communication – Journalism (1998) and Law (2001), holds a Master Degree in Private Law (2005), and a Ph.D. in Law from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy (2009).
During her doctoral studies, Cristiane was Visiting Researcher at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 2007, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, Switzerland, in 2009. Her work focuses on the human embryo status and assisted reproduction. One of her papers was cited by the Brazilian Supreme Court (2008) in its decision on the permissibility of the extraction of human embryonic stem cells from surplus or non-viable embryos for research purposes, a discussion raised by the publication of the so-called Biosafety Law (L. 11.105/2005). She is also interested on themes concerning the end of life and the relation between law, bioethics and the media.
Some of Cristiane’s representative work includes:
- “Aspectos da doação de embriões humanos no cenário brasileiro” (Aspects of human embryo donation in the Brazilian scenario). Revista Trimestral de Direito Civil – RTDC, ano 13, vol. 49, janeiro/março 2012.
- “Therapeutic cloning: the 6th day”. In Henry Colt, Silvia Quadrelli, and Lester Friedman, eds., The picture of health: medical ethics and the movies Alvez (Oxford University Press, 2011).
- “Bioethics and Market: considerations regarding the use of stem cells in the juridical field”. Global Jurist: Vol. 8: Iss.1 (Topics), Article 1 (2008).
- “Embrião humano: proposição de um estatuto jurídico no Direito Privado Brasileiro” (Human embryo: the proposition of a legal statute in Brazilian Private Law). In Mauro Nicolau Júnior, ed., Novos Direitos (Curitiba: Juruá Editora, 2007).