Marie-Christine Fritzsche B.A., Approved Physician

Research associate

Marie-Christine Fritzsche is a research associate at the Institute for the History and Ethics of Medicine (IGEM) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

Her research currently includes biomedical ethics and public health ethics, with a focus on medical innovations and medical ethics aspects in the clinical context. She is engaged in philosophical-theoretical as well as empirical work.

Since 2020, she has been conducting research on medical ethics issues as part of the European research project BIOMAP (Biomarkers in Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis). Since 2021, she additionally works in research and project management for the ethics group of the INTERVENE consortium (International Consortium for Integrative Genomic Prediction). In this project, she takes an interdisciplinary approach to embedded ethics in medical research and clinical innovation.

Marie-Christine Fritzsche is a fully qualified physician and completed her double degree in human medicine as well as philosophy (HF) and economics (NF) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University-Freiburg, University Paris Sud XI and University Paris-Sorbonne IV. Meanwhile, she gained practical experience in the Department of Ethics and Social Determinants at the World Health Organization and received her clinical training at the University Hospital of Fribourg, St. George's University of London and University Hospital of Zurich. She worked as a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group.


  • Bioethics/clinical ethics & medical innovations/health technologies.
  • Research Ethics
  • Embedded Ethics
  • Public health ethics
Fritzsche, M-C; Akyüz, K; Cano Abadía, M; McLennan, S; P, Marttinen; Mayrhofer, MT; Buyx, AM; (2023) Ethical layering in AI-driven polygenic risk scoresNew complexities, new challenges. , Front. Genet. 14:1098439, doi: 10.3389/fgene.2023.1098439
Fritzsche, Marie-Christine; Buyx, Alena; Hangel, Nora; (2022) Mapping ethical and social aspects of biomarker research and its application in atopic dermatitis and psoriasis: a systematic review of reason, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 10.1111/jdv.18128.
Ziehfreund, S; Tizek, L; Hangel, Nora; Fritzsche, Marie-Christine; S, Weidinger; Smith, C; Bryce, PJ; Greco, D; van den Bogaard, EH; Flohr, C; Rastrick, J; Eyerich, S; Buyx, Alena; Conrad, C; Eyerich, K; Zink, A; (2022) Requirements and expectations of high-quality biomarkers for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis in 2021 - a two-round Delphi survey among international experts , Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 10.1111/jdv.18178
Bak, M; Madai, VI; Fritzsche, Marie-Christine; Mayrhofer, M; Stuart, McLennan; (2022) You Can't Have AI Both Ways: Balancing Health Data Privacy and Access Fairly, Frontiers in Genetics, 10.3389/fgene.2022.929453.
  • Ethics seminar for students of human medicine at the Technical University of Munich
  • Palliative seminar for students of human medicine at the Technical University of Munich (certificate of achievement GTE)

Marie-Christine Fritzsche gives scientific and public lectures on the following topics:

  • Ethical challenges in medicine
  • Ethical implications of new developments and technologies in medicine (AI in medicine).
  • Research Ethics
  • Public Health Ethics