June 22nd, 2023 : Andrew Ewald

(Johns Hopkins Medical School, USA)

Cellular strategies and molecular mechanisms driving breast cancer metastasis


June 12th, 2023 : Elliott Sober

(Madison Wisconsin, USA)

Philosophy In Biology and Medicine Award Lecture in Bordeaux

May 24th, 2023 : Uri Alon

(Weizmann Institute of Science)

Simplifying Inflammation and Fibrosis

April 3rd, 2023 : Steven Frank

(University of California, Irvine)

Robustness and Complexity (PhilInBioMed seminar)

2nd March 2023 :

Tyler Brunet (Exeter, UK) Ford Doolittle (Dalhousie, Halifax, Canada) Kerry Samerotte (Arizona State University, USA) Jeremy Wideman (Arizona State University, USA) Anthony Poole (University of Auckland, New Zealand) Alessandro Torri (Paris, France)

18th November 2022 : Ned Block

(New York University, USA)

12th September 2022 : John Dupré

( University of Exeter, UK)

What are viruses ? 

19th October 2021: Maya J. Goldenberg
(University of Guelph, Canada)

A War on Science? Rethinking Vaccine Hesitancy and Refusal

13th October 2021: Ann-Sophie Barwich
(Indiana University Bloomington, USA)

The Limits of Current Machine Learning Models in Olfaction

29th April 2021: Emanuele Ratti
(Institute of Philosophy and Scientific Method, Johannes Kepler University Linz)

Explainable AI and medicine

2nd March 2021 : Judith Campisi
(Buck Institute for Research on Aging and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California)

Cancer and aging: Rival demons?

10th November 2020 : Federico Boem (Milan)

Out of our Skull, in our Skin: The Gut-Microbiota-Brain axis and the Extended Cognition Thesis

25th February 2021 : Eva Jablonka (Cohn Institute for History & Philosophy of Science, Tel Aviv University)

Neural Transitions in Learning and Cognition

6th January 2021 : Patricia Churchland (UC President’s Professor of Philosophy Emerita UCSD)

Our brains and our moral intuitions


27th November 2020 : Antoine Dussault (Researcher, CIRST, Montréal)

Towards a Holistic-Functionalist Account of Pathology

6th of July 2020 : Maria Blasco (CNIO, Madrid)

Telomerase Activation for the Treatment of Telomere Loss Disorders


23rd of January 2020: Jonathan Birch (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)

The Search for Invertebrate Consciousness

12th of December 2019: Ana Soto (Tufts University, USA / ENS Paris, France)

Carcinogenesis explained within the context of a theory of organisms

20th of November 2019: Federica Russo (Universiteit van Amstardam, Netherlands)

What can technology do for you?
Opportunities & challenges of health technologies in medicine and everyday life

18th of October 2019: Matt Haber (University of Utah, USA)

Positively Misleading Errors

2nd of October 2019: Kim Sterelny (Australian National University, Australia)

Demography and Cultural Complexity

24th of May 2019: Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter, UK)

Actionable Data for Precision Oncology: Building Trustworthy Evidence for Exploratory Research and Clinical Diagnostics

16th of May 2019: Fridolin Gross (University of Kassel, Germany)

Occam’s Razor in Molecular and Systems Biology

5th of April 2019: Angela Potochnik (University of Cincinnati, USA)

Causal Patterns and How Our Theories Change

5th of March 2019: Charles Pence (Université catholique du Louvain, Belgium)

“The Wonderful Form of Cosmic Order”: Bringing Statistics to Evolution

27th of September 2018: Lara Keuck (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany)

Borderline cases and effective theories in philosophy of medicine

2nd of July 2018: Paul Griffiths (University of Syndey, Austrlia)

What is an organism, and what is it for? Neo-Aristotelian, Darwinian and post-Hamilton perspectives

20th of June 2018: Samir Okasha (University of Bristol, UK)

The Metaphor of Agency in Biology

6th of June 2018: Alexander Bird (King’s College London, UK)

Understanding the Replication Crisis as a Base Rate Fallacy


24th of April 2018: Valerie Hardcastle (University of Cincinnati, USA)

The Microbiome and the Brain: A New Revolution in Neuroscience?

27th of February 2018: Johannes Jäger (Complexity Science Hub, Austria)

Beyond networks: evolutionary dynamics of developmental processes

8th of February 2018: Aleksandra Walczak (ENS Paris, France)

Diversity and prediction in immune receptor repertoires


16th of January 2018: Lauren Ross (Irvine, USA)

Causal concepts in biology: how pathways differ from mechanisms and why it matters

6th of October, 2017: Marc-André Selosse (MNHN)

The evolution of interdependency between symbiotic organisms by neutral evolution


29th of September, 2017: Tim Lewens (HPS, Cambridge Univ., UK)

Science and Values: The Case of ‘Mitochondrial Donation’

13th of July 2017: James Woodward (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Causation in Biology