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CPG Centre of Genomics and policy

Team Member

Ma'n H. Zawati

Assistant Professor

Ma’n H. Zawati (LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D. (DCL)) is an Assistant Professor at McGill University's Faculty of Medicine and the Executive Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy in theDepartment of Human Genetics. He is also an Associate Member of the Biomedical Ethics Unit and the Division of Experimental Medicine at McGill University. His research concentrates on the legal, ethical and policy dimensions of health research and clinical care, with a special focus on biobanking, data sharing, professional liability, and the use of novel technologies (e.g. mhealth apps, WGS, WES) in both the clinical and research settings. Prof. Zawati is funded by Fonds de Recherche du Québec, Genome Quebec and Genome Canada. His work is interdisciplinary, drawing together perspectives from law, ethics, bioinformatics, genomics, and policy. He’s also a frequent presenter on a variety of the most critical and topical issues in healthcare and the biosciences. He has appeared at 150+ international conferences, symposia, meetings, and has shared his expertise with universities, research ethics boards and law firms. Prof. Zawati has published 17 book chapters and 64+ peer reviewed articles in leading publications such as Nature Reviews Genetics, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and the Journal of Law and the Biosciences.  In 2015, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (stay at Oxford University) and was named a Royal Society of Canada Delegate for the IAP Young Scientists of the Year international symposium. In 2021, Prof. Zawati received his J1 FRQS Career Award.

For a full research profile, visit: www.manhzawati.com


Biobanking, Health Law, International Comparative Law, mHealth and Digital Technologies, Paediatrics, Precision Medicine, Research Ethics


• HGEN 674 – Research Internship in Genomics and Policy, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine (Supervisor)
• INDS 302 – Medical Ethics and Health Law: Transition to Clinical Practice, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine (Guest Lecturer)
• CMPL 522 - Medical Liability, McGill University, Faculty of Law (Guest Lecturer)
• CMPL 642 – Law and Healthcare, McGill University, Faculty of Law (Guest Lecturer)
• BIOL 568-001 – Topics on the Human Genome


• Scientific Advisory Committee, Biogeniq (2018–Present)
• Scientific Advisory Committee, Alberta Tomorrow Project (2018–Present)
• Access Officer, Data Access Compliance Office, International Cancer Genome Consortium (2018–Present)
• CARPEM, Scientific Advisory Board (2018–Present)
• Association of Bioethics Program Directors (2017–Present)
• Expert Member, PRE-Ethics Incidental Findings Sub-Committee Reviewing the Tri-Council Policy Statement (2015–Present)
• Chair, Ethical and Legal Issues Committee, Biobank Collaborative Network (BCNet), International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization (2013–Present)
• Delegate, Steering Committee, Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (2012–Present)