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Dr Pin Lean Lau
Lecturer in Bio Law

Research area(s)

Bio-constitutionalism and human rights implications of new and emerging biomedical technologies (gene editing, artificial intelligence, 3D organ bioprinting, xenotransplantation, cryo-preservation, reproductive cloning, etc)

Bioethics and feminist legal approaches to bioethics

European, international and comparative law for genome editing technologies (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and reproductive technologies)

Ethico-legal governance of artificial intelligence (AI) systems, particularly AI in healthcare

Protection of human rights and fundamental liberties in the Metaverse and Web3.0

Research Interests

Pin Lean's research interests encompass European, international and comparative law for genome editing (with a focus on pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, reproductive technologies and women's bodies; and the proliferation of virulent gene-edited pathogens and global bio-security); propertization and commodication studies and debates of genetic materials and biomedical technologies; and the ethico-legal governance of AI systems (with a focus on AI in healthcare, and the protection of individual rights and fundamental liberties in AI, spatial 'body citizenship', and bio-constitutional concerns of the AI-augmented biological human body; and AI, gender data gap and data feminism in women's healthcare); and technologies horizon scanning and legal future foresighting for new and emerging technologies and environments, such as the Metaverse.

Research grants and projects

Research Projects


Tripartite One Health Assessment Tool for Antimicrobial Resistance Relevant Legislation
Funder: World Health Organization
Duration: June 2021 - October 2021
The Demise of Rights
Funder: CEU Foundation Budapest
Duration: July 2019 - October 2019

Research assistance for an edited volume titled The Demise of Rights, A. Sajo, Eleven Publishing

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship
Funder: CEU Foundation Budapest
Duration: January 2019 - June 2019

Award for 6 month postdoctoral teaching fellowship at ELTE Budapest

ELSI2.0 Satellite Symposium
Funder: International Association of Bioethics
Duration: June 2016 - June 2016

Funding/bursary for panel presentation at the ELSI2.0 network Satellite Symposium

Doctoral Scholarship
Funder: CEU Foundation Budapest
Duration: August 2015 - December 2018

Full funding for doctoral program at CEU Legal Studies Department