Who are we?
PhilInBioMed is both an interdisciplinary institute located at the University of Bordeaux (France), and a national and international network connecting HPS groups and institutes that work at the interface between philosophy, biology, and medicine in order to transform scientific practices and discovery. PhilInBioMed has three main missions:
1. Promoting short-term and long-term stays of philosophers in biology and medicine labs, as well as short-term and long-term stays of biologists and MDs in philosophy lab, at a local but also an international scale.
2. Promoting collaborative publications by philosophers, biologists, and medical doctors – targeting both philosophy, science, and medicine journals.
3. Promoting the participation to common seminars and reading groups.
Members of PhilInBioMed share the aim to promote productive interactions between philosophy, biology, and medicine. Internationally, several teams and institutes are part of PhilInBioMed.
Catherine Belzung is Professor in Neuroscience at University of Tours and at Institut Universitaire de France, and Director of Imaging and Brain (iBrain, Inserm Unit 1253)
Thomas Boraud is Research Director in Neurosciences at CNRS,and Leader of the team Physiology and pathophysiology of executive functions, Bordeaux, France.
Charlotte Brives is a CNRS researcher at the Centre Emile Durkheim (Science-Po Bordeaux). She is an anthropologist specialized in microbes.
Hasok Chang is Hans Rausing Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge (UK).
Lynn Chiu is a Post-doctoral fellow in Philosophy of Biology at ImmunoConcept, CNRS & Univ. Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.
Cécile Contin-Bordes is Associate Professor of Immunology at the University of Bordeaux and Pellegrin Hospital, and a member of the ImmunoConcept lab, Bordeaux, France.
Marc Daëron is an INSERM Senior Investigator at Institut Pasteur, CIML and IHPST. He is a specialist of immunology and allergies.
Julie Déchanet-Merville is Research Director in Immunology at CNRS, Head of ImmunoConcept, Bordeaux, France.
Stephen M. Downes is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Utah. His research interests are in Philosophy of Biology with a particular focus on Evolutionary Approaches to understanding human behavior and Human Evolution more generally.
Melinda Fagan is Sterling McMurrin Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Utah (USA). Her research is in philosophy of science, focusing on experimental practice in biology (particularly stem cell and developmental biology), explanation, and conceptions of objectivity and evidence.
Sophie Gerber is a plant geneticist. She is a researcher at INRA, BIOGECO lab, Bordeaux, France. She also works in philosophy of biology.
Paul Griffiths is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Sydney, and Associate Academic Director (Arts and Social Sciences) at the Charles Perkins Centre. He is a specialist of Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Psychology.
Matt Haber is Associate Professor in Philosophy, University of Utah (USA). His area of specialty is Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Science, particularly the philosophical and conceptual issues in systematics.
Philippe Huneman is Research Director in Philosophy of Science at CNRS, working at IHPST (CNRS, ENS & Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University).
Jan Pieter Konsman is a researcher in neuroscience (neuroimmunology) at CNRS, INCIA lab, Bordeaux, France. He also works in philosophy of science.
Kate MacCord is Program Administrator and McDonnell Foundation Fellow at the MBL. She works with Jane Maeischein at the interface between biology, history of science, and philosophy of science.
Jane Maienschein is Professor in History and Philosophy of Biology at Arizona State University. She also directs the History and Philosophy of Science Project at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Alvaro Moreno Bergareche is Full Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (Spain). Founder of the Philosophy of Biology Group at the UPV/EHU, he is a specialist of Philosophy of Biology, Artificial Life, Complex Systems and Cognitive Science.
Gerd B. Müller is Professor and Head of the Department of Theoretical Biology at the University of Vienna (Austria). He is the President of the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI).
Mathieu Paoletti is a CNRS researcher at IGBC, member of the team Non-Self Recognition in Fungi, Bordeaux, France.
Jérôme Santoloni is a researcher at CEA, Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule, Saclay, France.
Elliott Sober is Hans Reichenbach Professor and William F. Vilas Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA. He is one of the founders of the field of philosophy of biology, and a specialist of evolution.
Jim Tabery is an Associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, with additional appointments in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of Utah.
Christophe Tzourio is Professor of Epidemiology, and Director of the Bordeaux Population Health Centre (Unit U1219 Inserm-University of Bordeaux)
Michel Vervoort is a Professor in Biology (Evolution, Genetics, Eco-Devo) at Paris-Diderot University and Institut Jacques Monod, and co-leader of the team “Evolution and Development of Metazoans
Eric Vivier is Professor of Immunology, and Director of the Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (CIML), Marseille, France.
Jonathan Weitzman is a professor of Genetics at the Université Paris-Diderot, founding director of the Center for Epigenetics and Cell, leader of the team Plasticity of Cellular Phenotypes in Paris, France.