Yann Joly

Yann Joly, Ph.D. (DCL), Ad.E. is a Lawyer Emeritus from the Quebec Bar and the Research Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policies(CGP). He is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics and, at the Bioethics Unit, at McGill University. He is a research fellow from the Fonds de recherche du Québec- Santé (FRQS) and an associate researcher at the Centre de recherche en droit public/ Regroupement Droit Changements et Gouvernance (Université de Montréal). He is also a member of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and of the international Human Genome Organization (HUGO) Committee on Ethics, Law and Society (CELS). Prof. Joly’s research activities lie at the interface of the fields of intellectual property, health law (biotechnology and other emerging health technologies) and bioethics. He has served as a legal advisor on several ethics committees in the public and private sectors. Prof. Joly is a member of the Scientific Committee of the legal journal Lex Elextronica and an Advisory Board member of the Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine Journal. He recently received the Quebec Bar Award of Merit (Innovation) for his work on the right to privacy in the biomedical field.