Aida Ponce Del Castillo is a lawyer by training. She obtained her European Doctorate in Law, focusing on the regulatory issues of human genetics, from the Universities of Valencia and Bonn. She also holds a Master's degree in Bioethics. Within ETUI's Foresight Unit, her research focuses on strategic foresight and on the legal, ethical, social and regulatory issues of emerging technologies. She is a member of the Competent Authorities Sub-Group to regulate nanomaterials at the European Commission, as well as the OECD's Working Party ‘Nanotechnologies’ and ‘-Bio, -Nano and Convergent Technologies’. Previously, she was the Head of the ETUI Health and Safety Unit, working on occupational health and safety policies in the EU. She also was the Coordinator of the Workers’ Interest Group at the Advisory Committee of Safety and Health to the European Commission.
Areas of activity
Artificial intelligence, blockchain, nanotechnology, privacy and data protection, as well as foresight.