Tag: Philosophy and Biology Seminar

James Griesemer (UC Davis, USA), Title & date TBC

James Griesemer is a Distinguished Professor and former Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis, a member of the UC Davis Department of Science and Technology Studies, the Center for Science and Innovation Studies, the Cultural Studies Graduate Group, the Population Biology Graduate Group, and the Center for Population Biology…. Read more »

Johanna Joyce (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), Exploring and Therapeutically Exploiting the Tumor Microenvironment

Johanna Joyce is a cancer biologist and geneticist, and her research interests focus on exploring the critical functions of the tumor microenvironment in regulating cancer progression, metastasis and therapeutic response, with the ultimate goal of exploiting this knowledge to devise rational and effective therapies. Her fascination with cancer genetics began during her undergraduate degree in… Read more »

Marie I. Kaiser (Department of Philosophy at Bielefeld University, Germany) Individual-level Mechanisms in Ecology and Evolution

Marie I. Kaiser  is a Full Professor for Philosophy of Science at the Department of Philosophy at Bielefeld University, Germany. She has a strong interest in the philosophy of biology and in the metaphysics of science (in practice). Read more about her research here. She studied philosophy and biology at the University of Muenster. In… Read more »

Emanuele Ratti (Institute of Philosophy and Scientific Method, Johannes Kepler University Linz) “Explainable AI and medicine”

Talk : Explainable AI and medicine Speaker : Emanuele Ratti is a philosopher based in the Institute of Philosophy and Scientific Method at Johannes Kepler University Linz. Before his current appointment, he worked at the University of Notre Dame, and he holds a PhD in ethics and foundations of the life sciences from the European… Read more »

Judith Campisi (Buck Institute for Research on Aging and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California) Cancer and aging: Rival demons?

  Judith Campisi is a professor of biogerontology at the Buck Institute in California. She is a member of the National Academy of Science and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has won a solid reputation in this field for her studies of the relationship between aging, cell senescence… Read more »

Eva Jablonka (Cohn Instit. for History & Philosophy of Science, Tel Aviv Univ.) Neural Transitions in Learning and Cognition

  Eva Jablonka is professor emeritus at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University. In 1981 she was awarded the Landau prize of Israel for outstanding Master of Science (M.Sc.) work and in 1988, the Marcus prize for outstanding Ph.D. work. EvaJablonka publishes about evolutionary themes, especially… Read more »

Paul Rainey (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology), Ecological scaffolding and the Evolution of Individuality

Paul Rainey (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany & Ecole supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris, France), “Ecological scaffolding and the Evolution of Individuality” (Zoom talk). Paul was born in New Zealand and completed his bachelors, masters and PhD at the University of Canterbury.  From 1989 until 2005… Read more »

James Tabery (Department of Philosophy, Utah), “Personalized Medicine” Wasn’t Personal; “Precision Medicine” Isn’t Precise

The talk will be given by Zoom at 6pm, Paris time zone (GMT+1) James Tabery is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah (USA), with appointments in the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Department of Internal Medicine (Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities). His research areas are history and philosophy… Read more »