Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies
Cluster of Excellence, University of Freiburg

PD Dr. Joachim Boldt

PD Dr. Joachim Boldt

Institute of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)
University of Freiburg

+49 761 203 5048

CIBSS Research Project:


10 selected publications:

  • Machine metaphors and ethics in synthetic biology.
    Boldt J (2018)
    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 14,1, doi: 10.1186/s40504-018-0077-y
  • Ethical principles for the use of human cellular biotechnologies.
    Wolpe PR, Rommelfanger KS, Drafting and Reviewing Delegates of the BEINGS Working Groups (2017).
    Nat Biotechnol. 35, 1050–1058.
  • Genetics, epigenetics, and forms of action. About the ethical ambivalence of epigenetic knowledge.
    Boldt J (2017). In: Reinhard Heil, Stefanie B Seitz, Harald König, Jürgen Robienski (Eds.): Epigenetics. Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects.
    Springer VS, p. 69-82.
  • Synthetic biology. Metaphors, Worldviews, Ethics, and Law.
    Boldt J (Hg.) (2016)
    Springer, Wiesbaden.
  • Ethische Prinzipien zur Beurteilung von neuen Biotechnologien. Ein Vergleich von drei Stellungnahmen.
    Boldt J (2016).
    Jahrbuch für Recht und Ethik 24, S. 99-111.
  • Do We Have A Moral Obligation to Synthesize Organisms to Increase Biodiversity? On Kinship, Awe, and the Value of Life's Diversity.
    Boldt J (2013). Bioethics 27, 8, 411-418.
  • Life as a technological product. Philosophical and ethical aspects of synthetic biology.
    Boldt J (2013).
    Biological Theory 8, 4, 391-401.
  • Creating Life: Synthetic Biology and Ethics.
    Boldt J (2013). In: Gregory E. Kaebnick, Thomas H. Murray (Hg.): Synthetic Biology and Morality. Artificial Life and the Bounds of Nature.
    MIT, Cambridge/MA, S. 35-50.
  • Leben schaffen? Ethische Reflexionen zur Synthetischen Biologie.
    Boldt J, Müller O, Maio G (Hg.) (2012).
    Mentis, Paderborn.
  • Newtons of the leaves of grass.
    Boldt J, Müller O (2008).
    Nat Biotechnol. 26,4, 387-389.