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Workshop   30.11.1999






Dr Christine Hauskeller, Egenis, University of ExeterDr Susan Kelly, Egenis, University of ExeterDr Julie Kent, University of the West of EnglandProf Hannah Landecker, Department of Anthropology, Rice UniversityDr Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner, Anthropology, University of SussexDr Susanne Weber, Egenis, University of ExeterDr Duncan Wilson, Manchester UniversityDr Dana Wilson-Kovacs, Egenis, University of Exeter

Organised by

Christine Hauskeller, Susanne Weber, Dana Wilson-Kovacs,Egenis, University of Exeter& Julie Kent, University of the West of England


University of Exeter,Egenis,Byrne House,St Germans Road,Exeter, EX4 4PJ

Room no: GF7, Byrne House

Event details

The set of objects around which the research in the ESRC’s Stem Cell Capacity Building Initiative evolves consists of multiple and shifting entities. Cellular life is highly contingent and stem cells and cell lines are produced through diverse socio-material practices. This workshop aims to explore the variety of classificatory practices in which distinctions between different types of cells are marked according to qualities such as: natural, improved, adult somatic, fetal, embryonic, autologous, cybrid, human, murine, mesenchymal, haematopoetic, neural, reprogrammed, induced pluripotent, clinical grade, therapeutic, communicating..Join us for this workshop to revisit and draw together our experiences on how cells are named, categorised, identified, used, regulated, and defined and how we found the cells to be ordered, so that we can reflect upon how we ourselves order.Taking an analytic perspective towards the diverse cellular spaces that are carved out at the intersections of scientific, regulatory and wider social arenas may help to structure the field, integrating empirical bottom-up perspectives and systematic approaches. How we may want to understand the specificities of the entities that come to inhabit cellular spaces and the social processes that shape them in the future could be a concluding question. Programme: Monday, 30 JuneLunch reception1.00 - 3.00pm Introduction and Origins and Kinds Julie Kent: Mapping the fetal tissue economy: an invisible human project Susanne Webber and Dana Wilson-Kovacs: Splitting cells: autologous stem cell practices in Germany and the UK

3.00 - 3.30pm Coffee/Tea Break

3.00 - 4.30pm PluripotencyMargaret Sleeboom-Faulkner: The Contesting Culture of Cell lives in Japan Christine Hauskeller: Molecular ultimacy? Changing understandings of pluripotency5.00pm Public Keynote Lecture: XFI Conference Room (1 & 2)Hannah Landecker: It Is What It Eats: An Epigenetic History of Cells in Nutrient Media Drinks Reception Workshop Dinner Programme: Tuesday, 1 July 9.30 - 11.00am Beyond Stem Cells Susan Kelly: Crossing spaces: fetal cell microchimerism and stem cell science Duncan Wilson: ”A Cell is Not an Animal!” Crossing the Species Barrier In Vitro during the 1960s

11.00 - 11.30am Coffee/Tea Break

11.30am - 1.00pm Cell Futures Lunch receptionbr />

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