Vincent Menuz

Research associate at the UZH and University of Montréal / Biology teacher, Geneva

Vincent Menuz is a research associate at the Universities of Zürich (Switzerland) and Montréal (Canada) and a biology teacher in Geneva (Switzerland). After completing a PhD in biology in genetics, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Montréal with Professor Béatrice Godard, where he developed an expertise on socio-ethical issues related to human enhancement. His current work focuses on the influences of the concept of death on the current effort to decelerate ageing and extend life span. He is also a columnist for the Huffington Post (France) and co-founder of the Swiss think tank NeoHumanitas, whose objective is to democratize discussions on the socio-ethical issues related to the modification of individuals through technological interventions.