In the summer of 2018 Alessandra Cambi (cell biologist) and Gert Olthuis (medical ethicist) were invited to give a joint talk to honour Ms.Jopie Verhoeven who retired as a chair of the Patient Advisory Council of the Radboudumc. Their discussions led to an article in Trends in Cell Biology. Its abstract: “Cell biological research investigates mechanisms of health and disease, with patients as the initial motivation and ultimate target. While increasingly visible in clinical research, patient participation in cell biological research remains limited. Here we discuss key ethical issues inherent in this development and the value of building trust and trustworthiness.”
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