Kristina Hug, M.A., is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Medical Ethics at Lund University, Sweden. She has studied Human Rights at the Central European University in Budapest and Medical Law at the University of Essex, UK. Her current research interests include biomedical research ethics in general and, more specifically, ethical and legal aspects of stem cell research, research on vulnerable groups, as well as models and functioning of Research Ethics Committees. Kristina teaches courses in Biomedical Research Ethics at Lund University and is a faculty member in Research Ethics Advanced Certificate Program (net-based course coordinated by Vilnius University, Lithuania, Albany Medical College, and the Graduate College of Union University, USA). Kristina’s working experience also includes teaching Health Law at Kaunas Medical University, Lithuania, as well as a position of a specialist in the Lithuanian Bioethics Committee. Since 2004, she has been a partner in several recent and ongoing EU-funded research projects, such as EuroStemCell, ESTOOLS and NeuroStemCell. Since May 2009, she is a member of the Editorial board of the journal “Stem Cell Reviews and Reports.” From 2011 she is an external ethics advisor for the European Network "Screen Tox" (Stem Cells for Reliable, Efficient, Extended and Normalized Toxicology).