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Mária Kolesárová

Mária Kolesárová member of the Digit-HeaL research group.

Assistant professor at the Institute for Social Medicine and Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava.

She received her PhD in Bioethics in 2013 from the Institute of Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome.

She carried out her research in bioethical centers in Oxford (UK) and Milan (Italy).

Her main research is related to ethics of genetic research and biobanks.

Participated in several national and international projects such as Gen-Etica, Tiss.Eu, VEGA.

Winner of the Fulbright postdoctoral research grant “Ethical Framework for the Use of Big Data in Genomics” at the Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (USA).


Šuleková M, Fitzgerald KT. Can the Thought of Teilhard de Chardin Carry Us Past Current Contentious Discussions of Gene Editing Technologies? Camb Q Healthc Ethics, 2019; 28 (1): 62-75.

Šuleková M. Biobanche di ricerca. In Russo G, eds. Nuova Enciclopedia di Bioetica e Sessuologia. Torino: Editrice ELLEDICI; 2018. 357-363.

Šuleková M. Vzťahovosť, závislosť a cnosť v etike starostlivosti. In Rajský A, Wiesenganger M, eds. Pomoc druhému na ceste cnosti. K filozofickým aspektom prosociálnosti. Trnava: Typi Universitatis Tyrnaviensis; 2017. 124-151.

Šuleková M, Wiesenganger M. Philosophical Assumptions for Ethics of Inclusion and Prosociality Approach. In Aa.Vv. 4rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences & Arts SGEM 2017. Book 2, Vol 2; 2017. 545-550. ISBN 978-619-7408-18-8

Šuleková M. Prosociálnosť z hľadiska etiky starostlivosti. In Rajský A, Podmanický I, et al. Človek človeku. K prameňom etickej výchovy. Trnava: Typi Universitatis Tyrnaviensis; 2016. 70-103.

Šuleková, M. Anthropological-axiological assumptions and ethical principles of optimal model of inclusion. In Bullock S, Brestovanský M, Lenčo P, eds. Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in Youth Work The Principles and Approaches. Cheltenham: University of Gloucestershire; 2016. 14-17.

Corsano B, Sacchini D, Šuleková M, Minacori R, Refolo P, Spagnolo AG. Allogeneic versus Autologous: ethical issues in umbilical cord blood use. JAHR, 2015; 7: 67-85.

Casini M, Casini C, Meaney J, Šuleková M, Spagnolo AG. Object of Property or Human Being? The Status of the Human Embryo before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (Case Parrillo v. Italy). Med. Etika Bioet./Med. Ethics Bioet., 2014; 1-2: 2-13. 

Šuleková M, Spagnolo AG. Si può parlare ancora di “informazioni impreviste” nell’era del sequenziamento del genoma umano? Medicina e Morale, 2013; 6: 1255-1259.

Šuleková M. Le biobanche di ricerca. Problematiche etico-sociali tra diritti dell´individuo e prospettiva comunitaria. Medicina e Morale, 2013; 3: 477-510.

Šuleková M. Research biobanking: bioethical analyses. EACME Newsletter, 2013; 33: 3-4.

Šuleková M. Le biobanche come strumento della medicina personalizzata: criticitá e problematiche etiche [Poster]. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore: Giornata della Ricerca, 07-06-2013.

Šuleková M, Spagnolo AG. Biobanche e screening neonatali. Medicina e Morale, 2012; 3: 481-486.

Casini M, Šuleková M. “Estonia, Lettonia, Lituania, Polonia, Repubblica Ceca, Romania, Slovacchia, Ungheria”. In Palazzani L, Neppi L, eds. Consulenza genetica e normative europee. Roma: Edizioni Studium; 2012: 220-265.

Šuleková M, Sacchini D. L’arte e la scienza delle biobanche. Medicina e Morale, 2011; 5: 933-936.

Šuleková M, Sacchini D. Le questioni a rilevanza etica nell’utilizzo delle biobanche. Medicina e Morale, 2010; 5: 766-769.



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