Memberships (selection)


  • German Ethics Council (since 2016)


  • German Medical Association
    – Member of the Commission for Fundamental Ethical and Medico-Legal Issues of the Board of the German Medical Association (2007 – 2015)
    – Member of the working group on "Open questions in reproductive medicine"
    – Member of the Central Ethics Commission (since 2010)


  • Member of the Ethics Committee for Medical Research at the Medical Center of the University Göttingen
  • (since 2015)

  • German Section of the International Commission on Civil Status
    – President of the German Section of the International Commission on Civil Status (2008 – 2015)


  • Member of the Commission for Maintenance of the Association of the German Family Courts (Deutscher Familiengerichtstag e.V.) (since 2014)


  • Member of the Board, and Vice-Chairperson of the German Association for legal support (Betreuungsgerichtstag e.V.) (since 2002)