Haidan Chen

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Haidan Chen is an Associate Professor of the College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University (CAU). She was Research Fellow in the Science, Technology, and Society Research Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS), and a Fellow at Tembusu College, NUS. She received her PhD from Zhejiang University, China. She was a visiting postgraduate researcher at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for the Study of Science Technology and Innovation (ISSTI), and a visiting fellow at the University of York, the University of Vienna, and the Brocher Foundation, Switzerland. Haidan Chen is interested in ethical, social, and policy issues of biomedical research. Her current research relates to the governance of biomedical research in China, in particular stem cell translational research, biobanks, and biomarkers; and the public perception of biobanks.


Johannes Starkbaum, Haidan Chen and Herbert Gottweis, 2014, Publics and Biobanks in China and Europe: A Comparative Perspective. Asia Europe Journal, DOI 10.1007/s10308-014-0396-4.

Haidan Chen, 2013, Governing International Biobank Collaboration: A Case Study of China Kadoorie Biobank, Science, Technology, and Society, 18(3), 321-338.

Gregory Clancey and Haidan Chen (guest editors), 2013, Asian Biopoleis: Biomedical Research in ‘The Asian Century’, Science, Technology, and Society, 18(3), 267-273.

Haidan Chen, Herbert Gottweis, and Johannes Starkbaum, 2013, Public Perceptions of Biobanks in China: A Focus Group Study, Biopreservation and Biobanking, 11(5), 267-271.

Haidan Chen and Herbert Gottweis, 2013, Stem Cell Treatment in China: Rethinking the Patient Role in the Global Bio-Economy, Bioethics, 27(4), 194-207.

 Ayo Wahlberg, Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner, Guangxiu Lu, Ole Döring, Yali Cong, Alicja Laska-Formejster, Jing He, Haidan Chen, Herbert Gottweis, and Nikolas Rose, 2013, From Global Bioethics to Ethical Governance of Biomedical Research Collaborations, Social Science and Medicine, 98, 293-300.

Christian Haddad, Haidan Chen, and Herbert Gottweis, 2013, Unruly Objects: Novel Innovation Paths and Their Regulatory Challenge, in Andrew Webster (ed) The Global Dynamics of Regenerative Medicine: A Social Science Critique, Palgrave Macmillan, 88-117.

Haidan Chen, 2013, Stem Cell Governance in China: From the Perspective of Co-production, Journal of Dialectics of Nature, 1, 129-134 (in Chinese).

Herbert Gottweis, Haidan Chen, Johannes Starkbaum, 2011, Biobanks and the Phantom Public, Human Genetics, 130(3), 433-440.

Haidan Chen, 2011, Cord Blood Banking in China: Public and Private Tensions, East Asian Science, Technology and Society: an International Journal, 5, 329-339.

Haidan Chen, 2009, Stem Cell Governance in China: From Bench to Bedside? New Genetics and Society, 28(3), 267-282.

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