POST-PONED! Work in Progress Seminar Nov 17th: Dr Robert Smith presents “Integrating diverse knowledges into strategic research funding policy for genome-edited plants”

This Work in Progress has been post-poned.

Watch this space for new date and time.

We are delighted to announce that the GHSM Work in Progress Seminar Series (WiPs) is ready to kick off again with a seminar by Dr Robert D.J. Smith titled “Integrating diverse knowledges into strategic research funding policy for genome-edited plants”.

When: Thursday November 17th at 4 PM

Where: Room 3.1.1, 3rd floor East Wing King’s Building, Strand Campus (Department of Global Health & Social Medicine)

You can read the abstract here.

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Dr Rob Smith

Robert Smith is a sociologist of science and technology. His work explores the social and ethical dimensions of the biosciences, primarily in relation to science policy, research funding and laboratory science.

His work currently examines: 1) the embedding of responsible innovation in research funding organisations; 2) the imagination and realisation of automation in synthetic biology / biological engineering, and the consequences this has for scientific roles, notions of value and understandings of skill; and 3) the practical and methodological consequences of collaboration for scholars in Science and Technology Studies. His past work has focused predominantly on the way that ethics was constructed and enacted in a controversial biotechnology, biofuels.

If you would like to attend contact the convenor of the seminar series Giulia Cavaliere who will send you the full draft of the paper.

A quick reminder: these seminars are part of the BIOS+ Research Group events and offer the opportunity to the members of the Department to discuss drafts of their work-in-progress and receive helpful feedback from colleagues before submission or before a presentation.

The aim is to bring together the researchers in the Department (and not only!) and provide a locus for sharing expertise and knowledge in an informal setting. Junior researchers, including PhD students and post-docs, are especially encouraged to present and attend. Contact the convenor Giulia Cavaliere if you are interested.

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