Nils Hoppe is one of two directors of the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences Hannover.
Nils read laws in Nottingham, Erlangen-Nuremberg and Goettingen with a specialisation in medical law and human rights law. Afterwards he worked at Browne Jacobson LLP until 2001 before he became legal counsel at Goettingen University Hospital. He later took up a position as research fellow in the Department for Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Goettingen. In 2004 he accepted a position as lecturer at the University of Hannover. In 2007 he became a research fellow both at the Institute for Legal Informatics and at the Center for Philosophy and Ethics of Science at the University of Hannover. From 2008, he coordinated the university's medical law and bioethics research group before founding the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences, of which he is now a director.
Nils has been an external ethics expert for the European Commission since 2008. In 2009, he became an executive board member of the European Association of Health Law and is (since 2010) on the editorial board of the European Journal of Health Law. Nils is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the RSM's Open Section Council. In 2010, he was a visiting fellow to the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies at Oxford.