Kazuto Kato Ph.D. is Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Public Policy at the Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University. He is also a Project Professor of the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University. He has a PhD degree in developmental biology from Kyoto University. After finishing postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge with Professor John Gurdon, he started to work in the interface between bioscience and society, focusing on ethical and social issues of genomics and stem cell research. Prof. Kato is member of various international projects/academic societies such as Research Ethics Committee, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB) and Ethics and Policy Committee, ICGC (International Cancer Genome Consortium). In 2010, he was appointed as a member of the Expert Panel on Bioethics of the Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP) of the Cabinet Office, Japan. Currently, he leads a research group, the Research Unit of the ELSI (ethical, legal and social implications) of genomics, with the funding from the MEXT.