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BMBF Collaborative Research Project "Embodied Information"

FU Freie Universitaet Berlin (Institue of Philosophy) and KHM Academy of Media Arts Cologne (Media Science Department)


Symposium on Philosophical Perspectives on Synthetic Biology

2.-3. May 2011, University of Helsinki

Workshop in co-ooperation with the Institutes of Philosophy of the FU Berlin and the University of Helsinki as well as the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

 

Program

Monday, 2. May 2011
Open Workshop:
Fabianinkatu 33, auditorium XII, University of Helsinki

10.00-10.15
Welcome and Introduction by Matti Sintonen, Gabriele Gramelsberger and Erika Mansnerus

10.15-11.00   
On the very idea of engineering biological machines, Werner Kogge (Berlin)

11.00-11.45   
Synthetic biology as thing knowledge,
Axel Gelfert (Singapore)

12.15-13.00   
The Combinatorial Modeling Strategy of Synthetic Biology,
Tarja Knuuttila (Helsinki) & Andrea Loettgers (Caltech)

14.00-14.45   
Programmable Material?,
Georg Trogeman (Cologne)

14.45-15.30    
New forms of collaboration: Synthetic biology, social science, art and design,
Jane Calvert (Edinburgh)

16.00-16.45   
Are engineers inventing the culture of tomorrow?,
Ursula Damm (Weimar)

17.15-17.45   
Re-thinking energy through synthetic biology, Adrian Mackenzie (Lancaster) (video lecture at the lectureroom K132, Alexandria)

17.45-18.30   
Discussion

 

Tuesday, 3. May 2011
Closed Workshop: Unioninkatu 40, lecture room 10, University of Helsinki

10.00-10.45
 The simulation approach in (synthetic) biology, Gabriele Gramelsberger (Berlin)

11.15-12.00
PSBio-A Nordic Project on the Philosophical Foundations, Gry Oftedal (Oslo)

12.00-12.45
Gene knockouts and mechanistic understanding, Veli-Pekka Parkkinen (Oslo)

14.30-15.15
TBA, Jaakko Kuorikoski (Helsinki) & Petri Ylikoski (Helsinki)

15.15-17.15
Images as tools, Nina Samuel (Berlin), Peter Bexte (Cologne) & Kathrin Friedrich (Cologne)

17.15-18.00
Discussion


Further informationen: Gabriele Gramelsberger, gab[at]zedat.fu-berlin.de

Workshop in co-ooperation with the BMBF collaborative research project "Embodied Information - 'Lifelike' Algorithms & Cellular 'Machines'" and the research project "Models & Mechanisms" of the University of Helsinki.