IntroductionA team of researchers from Egenis attended the 2003 meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) on Wednesday, 16 to Sunday, 20 July 2003.
StoryA team of researchers from Egenis attended the 2003 meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) on Wednesday, 16 to Sunday, 20 July 2003.
The total number of delegates at ISHPSSB 03 in Vienna was 424, from 42 countries. The conference was held on the campus of the University of Vienna. The local organisers were the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI) and the University of Vienna.
The topics covered by the conference ranged over a wide selection of difficult questions in the impact of modern biology on society, including public policy issues such as stem cell research, biotechnology and third-world agriculture, and the impact of genomics on healthcare.
Egenis will be hosting this event in 2007.
Egenis was represented at ISHPSSB Vienna by a team of seven: Jane Calvert, Christine Hauskeller, David Reece, Paula Saukko, Adam Bostanci, Sara Melendro-Oliver and Richard Holdsworth.
Egenis presented two sessions at the conference, both of which took place on the Sunday morning. These were:
09.00-10.30 'Dimensions of genomics'
Chair: Jane Calvert.
Adam Bostanci - Sequencing Human Genomes'
Jane Calvert - 'Negotiating and interpreting the science/technology boundary in genomics'
David Reece - 'Genomics and international agricultural research: a dialogue of the deaf?'
Richard Holdsworth - Claims to knowledge in behavioural genetics: the problem of mapping the field
11.00-12.30 'Boundaries in biomedicine'
Chair: Paula Saukko.
Paula Saukko - 'Troubling risk'
Christine Hauskeller - 'Facts and values'
Sara Melendro-Oliver - 'Changing diseases'