Neuroethics Police

Founder : Katherine Bassil


Katherine is a PhD candidate at Maastricht University. Her thesis project focuses on investigating the epigenetics of candidate genes involved in susceptibility and resilience to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) typically caused by exposure to a traumatic stressful event, such as military combat.

Besides research, her passion lies in communicating technical and scientific reports of relevance to academic and general audiences, in a critical and constructive way, with a focus on neuroethics. Her work has been published by Nature, Massive Science, the Observant newspaper and the Neuroethics Blog. One of her current interests involves integrating neuroethics education into the training of future neuroscientists.

She has currently launched a podcast "The Neuroethics Blog", with the first episode to be broadcasted in January 2019. About the podcast: "It's time for Neuroethics to make some arrests. Katherine Bassil, an upcoming neuroscientist and neuroethics enthusiast, has always tried to advocate for bridging the fields of neuroscience and neuroethics together. The absence of similar enterprises from the community makes it even more difficult for Katherine to achieve her goal. Join Katherine on her mission to show that being a neuroscientist and Neuroethics advocate, is the way for responsible brain innovation.

The Neuroethics Police Podcast brings you interviews with experts in the field, where Neuroethics will question the science."