I am a philosopher of science studying scientific representation, modelling and scientific inference, with a special emphasis on synthetic biology and interdisclipinary relations between different scientific disciplines. I work as a newly appointed professor of philosophy of science at the University of Vienna, Austria. I also hold the position of an academy researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland.


Although the philosophical questions I am interested in are general, my approach is geared towards contemporary science, and practice-oriented in nature. In particular, I combine philosophical analysis with historical and empirical case studies, often in collaboration with scientists, or scholars from history and sociology of science.

In addition to synthetic biology and economics, I have been working on language technology, and engineering sciences more generally, and also on commercialization of scientific research. One of my areas of expertise lies in science and technology studies – I served as an Editor-in-Chief of Science & Technology Studies.