1. ESRC Genomics Network (archive)
  2. Gengage
  3. The Human Genre Project

Egenis · Events

Philosophical and Social Dimensions of Microbiology Workshop

Workshop   30.11.1999






  • Professor Jan Sapp (York University, Toronto)
  • Professor James Shapiro (Chicago)
  • Professor Carol Cleland (Colorado)
  • Professor John Dupré (Exeter)
  • Professor Steve Hughes
  • Dr Lenny Moss (Exeter)
  • Dr Staffan Müller-Wille (Exeter)
  • Dr Maureen O’Malley (Exeter)
  • Dr John Wilkins (Queensland)

Organised by

Wellcome Trust and AHRC


EgenisUniversity of ExeterByrne HouseSt Germans RoadExeter, EX4 4PJ

Event details

The last decade of microbiological research has seen new investigative approaches and a vast body of genomic data transform theoretical understandings of microbial interaction, evolution and biodiversity. This workshop explored the philosophical implications of these extraordinary developments within a broader historical and social context and, in the process, made steps towards constructing a research agenda for a future philosophy of microbiology and an understanding of microbiology’s social issues. Presentation papers will be published in a special issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

Philosophical & Social Dimensions of Microbiology Workshop programme (pdf)

Philosophy of Systems Biology Workshop Report (pdf)

Further details