Anna Deplazes Zemp

Anna Deplazes Zemp, Dr.

Oberassistentin (UFSP GCB) / Senior Researcher (URPP GCB)

Phone: +41 44 634 85 34

Address: UZH Philosophisches Seminar, Zollikerstrasse 117, CH-8008 Zürich

Room number: ZOA 216


Fields of Research

  • Enironmental ethics (nature - human relationship)
  • Justice for genetic resources
  • Environmental philosophy (nature, life)
  • Ethics of biotechnology
  • Research ethics (responsibility of scientists)

Ongoing research project

  • People's place in nature

Concludes research projects:


Curriculum Vitae


Senior teaching and research assistant, leading the project: People’s Place in Nature (NOMIS Foundation, URPP Global Change and Biodiversity)


Postdoc / Oberassistentin (URPP Global Change and Biodiversity), research project on justice for genetic resources


Research associate at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (UZH)

Research project on the responsibility of scientists

2010 Research stay at the University of Manchester (UK) environmental department
2009– 2012

Postdoc at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (UZH)

Project: Synthetic Biology and the Definition and Creation of Life (FP7 Project SYBHEL)


Second study (Zusatzstudium) in Philosophy at the University of Zurich (Graduation: February 2015)


Postdoc in the graduate programme for interdisciplinar research in ethics of the URPP ethics (UZH): research project on the ethics of sythetic biology

2007–2008 Postdoc at the Institute of Biochemistry  ETH Zurich

PhD at the Institute of Biochemistry  ETH Zurich


Diploma in molecular biology, University of Zurich,  side subjects: Zoology (genetics and developmental biology), ethics for biologists


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