IntroductionAn Egenis PhD student has been awarded funding to continue his reseach at the Université de Genève.
Egenis PhD student Pierre-Olivier Méthot has been awarded a scholarship from the Brocher Foundation in Hermance (near Geneva) where he will be a ‘visiting researcher’ for four months later this year, and further funding for postdoctoral research in Geneva.
Following his research stay at the Brocher Foundation, in January 2012 Pierre-Olivier will take up a two-year postdoctoral post at the Institut d'histoire de la médecine et de la santé at the Université de Genève where he will continue his research into the history and epistemology of epidemiology and the ecology of disease. His research will be funded by the Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture in Québec (FQRSC). The funding body awarded Pierre-Olivier a scholarship of more than £40,000 to pursue his research project under the supervision of Prof Bernardino Fantini.
Pierre-Olivier started his PhD project, 'Health and disease in the light of evolution: A philosophical analysis', in October 2007 after having completed an MA in philosophy at the Université de Montréal. During his first year at Egenis he developed a cotutelle between the University of Exeter and the Institut d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques (IHPST) at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1). His project has been funded by a four-year doctoral scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and by Egenis.