Allen Andrew A. Alvarez is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. He has published research papers on preintrinsic necessity, vital needs, and an encyclopaedia entry on rationing. He has also published articles on empirical ethics, Filipino concepts of disease and illness, and research ethics. His current research interests include human enhancement ethics and the dynamics of cross-cultural deliberation on the ethical implications of new technologies.
Sakchai Chaiyamahapurk is a PhD student in the Health Systems and Policy international programme with a scholarship from the Royal Golden Jubilee PhD Programme of the Thai Royal government. He is also the Director of Office of Disease Prevention and Control, Region 9 Phitsanulok, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health. Dr Chaiyamahapurk is also an MD and has worked in the field of sexually transmitted infection and HIV/AIDS.
Ho Calvin Wai Loon is Senior Research Associate with the Secretariat of the Bioethics Advisory Committee, an expert body established to provide the Singapore Government with advice on ethical, legal and social implications of biomedical research. His research interests include the ethics of human-animal combinations, synthetic biology and resource allocation in healthcare and biomedical research. Calvin has recently co-edited a book (with John Elliott and Sylvia Lim) entitled Bioethics in Singapore: The Ethical Microcosm (Singapore: World Scientific, 2010).
Reidar K. Lie is a staff scientist in the Department of Bioethics, NIH, USA where he is responsible for the Unit on Multinational Research, and holds a post at the University of Bergen, Norway. His current research interests include ethical issues of international collaborative research and ethical issues in health sector reform in developing countries. He has been a consultant to WHO on international research ethics, and has organised training workshops on ethical issues in research and healthcare in Latin America, Asia, Europe and Africa on behalf of WHO.
Kenji Matsui is Associate Professor at the Center for Clinical Bioethics, which was established in December 2009 at the University of Toyama, Japan. Dr Matsui has also been Visiting Scholar at the Department of Health Science at Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan. His current research interests include the ethical analysis of risks involved in clinical research and the ethics of research on stored human samples.
Joseph Millum is a Bioethicist in the Clinical Center, Department of Bioethics and Fogarty International Center, NIH, Maryland, USA. Dr Millum studied internationally in the USA, UK and Canada and specialises in the areas of Moral Philosophy and Bioethics. Dr Millum has recently published the article "How Should the Benefits of Bio-prospecting Be Shared?" in both the Hastings Center Report 40, 1 (2010): 24-33 and the Asian Bioehtics Review 1, 4 (2009): 383-400.
Supasit Pannarunothai is Professor of Community Medicine in the Department of Community Family and Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Naresuan University. His main research interests include health financing, universal health insurance, equity in health and case mix. He has served as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine since 2005 and is Director of the Centre for Health Equity Monitoring.
Ade Firmansyah Sugiharto is Forensic Medicine Specialist at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia. Dr Sugiharto is actively involved in bioethics. Within Indonesia, he is involved in the development of bioethics courses for undergraduate medical students in Faculty of Medicine; while internationally, he is an active member of the International Association of Bioethics.
Shimon Tashiro is Project Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law in Japan. Dr Tashiro is a member of the Institutional Review Board of National Hospital Organization Sendai Medical Center. His research interests focus primarily on research ethics, such as issues on the distinction between research and practice, the ethics of innovative therapy and the ethics of RCTs. He is also interested in end-of-life care, professional ethics, and the history of bioethics.
Wang Chunshui is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for International Health, the University of Bergen, Norway. She obtained her Master degree of Philosophy (Bioethics) from Peking Union Medical College (PUMC)/Tsinghua University/Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS). Her research field is in bioethics, focusing on health policy ethics, public health...