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Seminar: The network of genomic expertise: Investigating bio-clinical decision-making in cancer precision medicine

The network of genomic expertise: Investigating bio-clinical decision-making in cancer precision medicine

Pascale Bourret and Alberto Cambrosio

7th June 2018 12pm-2pm (lunch provided at 12pm)

12.21 & 12.25 Social Sciences Building

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New Thesp publications

We’ve been busy! Thesp members have been researching and writing articles and books. Here’s what we’ve been up to. Read more »

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Seminar with Dr Florence Chiew: An ecology of ideas with Uexküll and Bateson

Dr Florence Chiew will discuss the work of biologist Jakob von Uexküll and anthropologist Gregory Bateson, focusing on their fascination with the questions of intersubjectivity, animal communication and the interplay between organism and environment. Read more »

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Thesp reading group

As part of the activities at THESP we run a monthly reading group. This year we will be reading Natasha Myers’ book Rendering life molecular: models, modelers, and excitable matter (2015; Duke University Press). All are welcome to pop along. For further information on times and locations please email Greg Hollin: g.hollin@leeds.ac.uk Read more »

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New publications by Thesp members

This Summer members of Thesp have had a number of publishing successes. Read more »

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THESP members at Science in Public conference

Choon-Key Chekar, Greg Hollin, Julia Swallow, and Karen Throsby presented their work together in the panel session Situating diverse publics, policies and professionals in contemporary medical practice. Read more »

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Seminar: Ethical Dilemmas in Controlled Organ Donation after Circulatory Death (Dr Alicia Perez-Blanco)

Dr Alicia Perez-Blanco will discuss the ethical dilemmas related to two procedures currently used in intensive care units to recruit organ donors: non therapeutic elective ventilation (EV) and non-heart-beating organ donation also called controlled donation after circulatory death (cDCD).

Date and Time
Wed 13 September 2017
14:00 – 15:00 BST

Location
Room 12.21 Social Sciences Building
University of Leeds

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Enacting the human in the social biologies – workshop

The workshop brings together academics from the University of Leeds, University of Sheffield, and University Technology Sydney to explore what advances in biological knowledge might tell us about what it is to be human in the 21st century, what new communities and responsibilities they might create, and how law and policy should respond. The workshop also explores the values and norms that have become embedded in the science that is increasingly shaping law and policy. Read more »

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Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Exchange of Human Body Parts – programme

We will be hosting the BSA conference Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Exchange of Human Body Parts on 5th May 2017. The programme is now available. Read more »

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Seminar: Dr Kate O’Riordan: Making sense of sensors: unreal objects and biosensory experiences

On 10th May 2017 Dr Kate O’Riordan (University of Sussex) will discuss her work on unreal objects and biosensors.

Time and Location Details

10th May 2017 | 12:00 – 13:30

Room 12.21 and 12.25
Social Sciences Building,
University of Leeds,
Leeds,
LS2 9JT.

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