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Simone Penasa is fellow researcher in comparative constitutional law at the University of Trento, Italy. Simone is Ph.D. in Comparative and European Legal Studies, at the Department of Legal Sciences of the University of Trento, after having submitted the thesis “Verso una costituzione scientificamente intesa? Progetto costituzionale e progresso scientifico in Italia e Spagna” (“Towards a Scientifically Intended Constitution? Constitutional Project and Scientific Progress in Italy and Spain”) in 2007. He is part of the Progetto Biodiritto (Biolaw Project), within the Department of Legal Science of the University of Trento.
He carried out a research period at the  Inter-University Chair in Law and the Human Genome, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain (2006) and at the  HeLEX Centre (Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies), University of Oxford (2010).
He participated as legal expert to many European research projects (among others, member of the Network of Experts (rapporteur for Italy),  “Study on BioPreparedness” for the European Commission, directed by the Inter-University Chair in Law and the Human Genome, Bilbao, Spain; ‘legal expert’ within the international research project POSEIDON (Promoting Optimisation, Safety, Experience sharing and quality Implementation for Donation Organisation and Networking in Unrelated Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Europe), financed by the European Commission, legal report on Italian regulatory situation).
He his Lecturer in Italian and European Public Law at the Free University of Bozen and he had taken part to many European research projects as legal expert and rapporteur.


Main Publications:

- Penasa S., La questione delle cellule staminali. Il quadro giuridico, in Zatti P., Rodotà S. (eds.), Trattato di biodiritto, 2010, CEDAM, in printing;
- Penasa S., Macilotti M., Tomasi M., Consent, Privacy and Property in the Italian Biobanks Regulation: A Hybrid Model within EU?, in Ethics, Law and Governance of Biobanks: National European and International Profiles, provisional title, in printing;
- Casonato C., Penasa S., Rao R., The Law on somatic cell nuclear transfer: comparing the Andalusian Statute, in Gàrcia San Josè (coord.), Régimen Jurìdico de la Investigaciòn Biomédica en Andalucìa en el marco de la investigaciòn nacional e internacional, Ediciones Laborum, Spagna, 2009, pp. 209-242;
- S. Penasa, La fragile rigidità della legge italiana in materia di procreazione medicalmente assistita e la solida flessibilità del sistema spagnolo: modello ‘value oriented’ e modello ‘procedure oriented’ a confronto, in Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo, v. 2010, n. 1, (2010), p. 134-155;
- Penasa S., Corn E., Declaraciones anticipadas de voluntad entre autodeterminaciòn de la persona y hetero-determinaciòn de la Ley. El caso Italia, in J.-R. Flecha Andrés (coord.), Bioética en Europa y Derechos de la persona, Salamanca, Publicaciones de la Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, 2010, pp. 377-388;
- S. Penasa, La “ragionevolezza scientifica” delle leggi nella giurisprudenza costituzionale, in Quaderni costituzionali, n. 4 (2009), p. 817-842
- S. Penasa, La necessaria concordanza tra formanti: il livello di litigiosità giurisdizionale quale parametro di valutazione dei diversi modelli di regolazione legislativa nel biodiritto?, in C. Casonato, C. Piciocchi, P. Veronesi (eds.), Forum BioDiritto: Percorsi a confronto. Inizio vita, fine vita ed altri problemi, Padova: Cedam, 2009, p. 57-98;
- S. Penasa, La virtù (costituzionale) sta nel mezzo (legislativo)? La legge n. 40 nuovamente davanti alla Corte costituzionale, in Brunelli G., Pugiotto A., Bin R., Guazzarotti A., Veronesi P. (eds.), Dalla provetta alla Corte: la legge n. 40 del 2004 di nuovo a giudizio, Giappichelli, 2008.

Conferences and Seminars:

2010
- “Biostudy Expert Workshop” within the European Project "Comparative Studies on Bioprepardness", Bruxelles;
- “Can Science (contribute to) making better Laws? ‘Scientific reasonableness’ as a condition for the legitimacy of the legislative intervention within Biolaw”, Connections Meetings organised by the  HeLEX Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies, University of Oxford, UK;
- “ERA 2030. Preparing Europe for a New Renaissance”, organised by ERAB (European Research Area Board), Seville, Spain;
- International Congress “El Derecho fundamental a la libertad de investigación científica”, Universidad de la Rioja, Logroño, Spain;

2009
- International Congress“Bioética en Europa y Derechos de la Persona”, organised by Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain;
- XI Congreso Mundial de Bioética, organised by International Society of Bioethics, Gijon, Spain;
- International Interdisciplinary Conference “Governance of the New Technologies: The Transformation of Medicine, Information Technology and Intellectual Property”, organised by SCRIPTed: A Journal of Law, Technology & Society, University of Edinburgh, Scotland;


2008
- EUI/TRENTO INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP on "Reasonableness as a criterion for constitutioanl justice at national, supranational and international level" (Florence, European University Institute, Villa Schifanoia, Fiesole), paper on "Towards new dimension of reasonableness principle as a criterion of constitutional adjudication? The paradigmatic case of controversial scientific issues";

- International Congress "Los avances del Derecho ante los avances de la Medicina" (Madrid, 16-18 giugno 2008), organised by the University of Deusto, Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) and Ramòn Llull (ESADE), Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, paper on "La Autorizaciòn de la Agencia Italiana de Protecciòn de Datos Personales para el tratamiento de datos genèticos";

- speaker at the “First Forum Biodiritto”, Faculty of Law, Trento, paper on “La necessaria concordanza tra formanti: il livello di litigiosità giurisdizionale quale parametro di valutazione dei diversi modelli di regolazione legislativa nel biodiritto?”

See also his personal website:
http://www4.unitn.it/People/en/Web/Persona/PER0000064




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