Ma’n H. Zawati is a lawyer and the Academic Coordinator of the Centre of Genomics and Policy at McGill University. He is also an Associate Member of the University’s Biomedical Ethics Unit since 2013. His research focuses on the legal and ethical aspects of biobanking as well as the legal duties and liability of health care professionals in both the clinical and research settings. He has published numerous articles on issues such as access to genomic databases, the return of research results/incidental findings, the legal liability of physicians and the closure of biobanks. Recently, the Young Bar Association of Montreal named him as one of its “Lawyer of the Year” awardees for 2014.
He is a member of the the International Steering Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Biobank Collaborative Network (2013 – present) and chairs its ethical and legal working group. He is currently completing a doctorate degree at McGill University's Faculty of Law.