Giovanni Boniolo is a Full Professor of Philosophy of Science and Medical Humanities, University of Ferrara (Italy).  He is a founder of the PhD program in “Foundations of the Life Sciences And Their Ethical Consequences” at the European School of Molecular Medicine (Milano) and the director of the “Master in Ethical Counseling in Oncology”, realized by the European School of Oncology (ESO).

He is a member or chair of several ethical committees both at Italian and European level. He is an Honorary Ambassador of the Technische Universität in München (Germany). He is an ethical advisor of the European project (Horizon2020) COSMIC. He is Series Editor of Springer “Briefs on Ethical and Legal Issues in Biomedicine and Technology”. His work is witnessed by 13 books (plus 12 books edited) and about 190 papers, most of them published in international peer reviewed journals.