Research

Recent projects:

ERC Consolidator Grant (2018–2023): ”Possible Life: The Philosophical Significance of Extending Biology”

Academy of Finland Research Fellowship (1.9.2015–31.8.2020): ”Understanding by Engineering: Modeling, Experimentation and Engineering in the Emerging Field of Synthetic Biology”

Academy of Finland Project (1.9.2013–31.8.2017): ”Biological Knowledge through Modeling and Engineering: Epistemological and Social Aspects of Synthetic Biology” (SynBioMode):
SynBioMode develops theoretical and practical insights and resources for an improved understanding of the cognitive and practical profile of synthetic biology. It offers synthetic biologists conceptual resources for avoiding pitfalls in interdisciplinary research. It also aims at providing tools for communicating expertise to other scientists, policy makers, and societal actors. It fosters public understanding of and engagement in synthetic biology by providing a realistic understanding of its potential benefits and risks.

Links and affiliations:

Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna
https://philosophie.univie.ac.at/en/

Biological Knowledge through Modeling and Engineering: Epistemological and
Social Aspects of Synthetic Biology (SynBioMode), Academy of Finland
http://synbiomode.com/

Centre for Philosophy of Social Science, University of Helsinki
http://www.helsinki.fi/tint/