Dr. Ismini Kriari – Catranis is a Professor of Constitutional Law in the Department of Public Administration at the Panteion University. She graduated from the University of Athens with a BSc in Law and received her PhD in Public Law at the Panteion University of Athens. During 2004-2007, she served as Special Secretary in the Ministry of Education, responsible for Greek Schools Abroad, Intercultural Education and the introduction of bioethics in Secondary education. She has been a Member of the Board of the National Committee on Human Rights and a Member of the Board of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO. Dr. Kriari – Catranis is an Expert in the field of Bioethics; she is a Member of the Bioethics Committee of the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church (since 2001), and a Chairperson of the Scientific Committee on Bioethics of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (2002-2005). She has served as an Expert for the Greek Parliament, the Council of Europe, the Greek Ministry of Health, The German Office of Technology Assessment, the EGE (2003). She has served as Rector of the Panteion University during 2016-2020 and has received several honorary titles, such as the “Grosses Verdienstkreuz mit Stern” from the German Government (2006), a Decoration by the Ukrainian  Ministry of Education (2007), a Decoration of the Russian Ministry οf Education (2015) and a Chevalier dans l’ Ordre des Palmes Academiques (2015).

Dr. Ismini Kriari – Catranis has participated in many research projects at research centers in Greece and Europe as participant, partner and Senior Expert. Her fields of research are the following: Human assisted procreation in national law and comparative perspective, legal, ethical and social aspects of cloning, genetic banks and biobanks, therapies in somatic cells and germcells, legal and ethical issues about xenotransplantation, animal rights, embryo and stem cell research, nanomedicine, technology assessment and consensus conferences, the role of parliaments in the technological era, etc. She has published books on human assisted procreation (1994); On constitutional protection of genetic data (1999); On technology assessment and consensus conferences (2001); On Greek studies abroad  (2008); On xenotransplantation (in coll. with other authors 2008), and more than 30 articles on legal and ethical issues mainly in law and technology, human rights and healthcare, bioethics and human rights.

Contact details:
Email: ikri@panteion.gr
Telephone: (0030) 210 8621512