Seppe Segers

Seppe Segers is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences, Ghent University (Belgium) and secretary of the Bioethics Institute Ghent (BIG).

He holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy (Ghent University 2015, summa cum laude) and a Bachelor’s degree in Social policy (Arteveldehogeschool Gent 2012, magna cum laude). He joined BIG in 2015 to work on a study about the practical, legal and ethical aspects of research on human embryos in various European countries. In 2018, Seppe was awarded the 'EACME - Paul Schotsmans Prize for young talented scholars'. He completed his PhD in 2019.

His main research interests concern the ethics of reproductive medicine, embryo research, germline gene editing, fetal medicine, the moral importance of genetic parenthood and philosophy of need. He also works on the ethical aspects of broader, more general evolutions in medicine. He currently works on the ‘DIME’ ERC project led by Heidi Mertes, focusing on the impact of disruptive innovation in healthcare on medical ethics.

Seppe’s interests lie in social and political theory, normative ethics, meta-ethics, ethics of technology, engineering ethics, philosophy of language, history of science and philosophy of medicine.

Seppe is editorial member of Bij Nader Inzien and member of the steering committee of De Dag van de Filosofie.

A link to his bibliography.


Seppe Segers