Katharina Trettenbach
Research Assistant

University of Potsdam,
Campus Golm,
Am Mühlenberg 9,
Building 62 (H-Lab), rm. 214,
14476 Potsdam

University Education

  • since 2020: Doctoral Candidate in Medical Ethics at the Institute of Ethics and History of Medicine Tübingen, University of Tübingen
  • since 2016: Medical Studies, University of Tübingen
  • 2015: Visiting Student, University of Edinburgh
  • 2012 -16: Studies in Biochemistry and Psychology, Free University Berlin

Research Experience

  • 2022 – today: Research Assistant at the Junior Professorship for Medical Ethics with a Focus on Digitization, Faculty of Health Sciences Brandenburg
  • 2017 – today: Research Assistant at the Research Unit “Ethics of Genome Editing“, Institute of Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Tübingen
  • 2015: Visiting Research Student for Laboratory research in molecular neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh, Centre for Neuroregeneration, (now at Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences)

Research focus and interests

  • Research Ethics
  • Neuroethics
  • Ethics of Genome Editing


V. Dubljević, K. Trettenbach, R. Ranisch (2021): The socio-political roles of Neuroethics and the case of Klotho [target article]. American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 12(2), https://doi.org/10.1080/21507740.2021.1896597

Source of the photo: private

Joint faculty
The University of Potsdam, the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane and the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg