Dr. Agomoni Ganguli Mitra studied biology at University College London, where she discovered that her academic interests ventured beyond the lab, into the ethical, philosophical, and societal aspects of medicine and biology.
Following her MSc. in medical ethics at Imperial College London, she worked on a range of topics, including ethical issues in biobanking, synthetic biology, and international biomedical research.
Agomoni’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Zurich, entitled Exploitation and the Ethics of Globalized Clinical Trials, explored the concepts of vulnerability and exploitation in off-shored clinical trials, with an emphasis on social and global justice.
Her current research project in Muenster is concerned with issues related to global gender justice, with an applied focus on gender-based discrimination and violence. The project also looks at aspects related to changing social norms in the context of gender justice.
Beyond the immediate focus of her work, Agomoni is interested in various topics related to global justice, global health and poverty. She enjoys teaching bioethics, and has presented her work at various workshops and international conferences.