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Speakers and Chairs at Epigenetics, Society & Gender (22.06.2012)

Gerda Egger (Medical University of Vienna)

Ass.-Prof.in Dr.in, studied Genetics and Biochemistry at the University of Vienna. She performed her Master and PhD thesis in the Lab of Christian Seiser (MFPL, Vienna) from where she graduated in 2001. Then she joined the lab of Peter A. Jones at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), where she worked as a postdoc until 2007. In 2008 she joined the Clinical Institute of Pathology (Medical University of Vienna) as an independent postdoc funded by an Elise Richter fellowship and a Marie Curie International Reintegration grant. In 2011 she received a position as Assistant Professor and is now leading a research group at the Pathology Department. Her research has focused on epigenetics and cancer. She is involved in teaching at the Medical University and is also a lecturer at the University of Vienna.

Abstract: Epigenetics: From Basic Mechanisms to Disease (PDF)

Martha Kenney (University of California, Santa Cruz)

B.A., is a PhD Candidate at the History of Consciousness Department and a Fellow at the Science and Justice Research Center at the University of California Santa Cruz. She is an interdisciplinary humanities scholar located in the field of Science and Technology Studies. Her work examines the multiple intersections between storytelling and science, from Hollywood sci-fi blockbusters to the pages of Science and Nature. In her writing and teaching she emphasizes the importance of paying careful attention to narrative as part of doing responsible science and participating well in technoscientific worlds. Martha Kenney is currently visiting the University of Vienna to conduct collaborative research with Ruth Müller on the narratives emerging from the field of environmental epigenetics.

Abstract: Gendered Politics of the Epigenome. Nature, Nurture, and Parenthood in Environmental Epigenetics (PDF)

Bärbel Mauss (TU Berlin) 

Dipl. Biol.in, Biologist, Scientific Staff at TU-Berlin; Research fields: Gender in Science, Science & Technology Studies

Ruth Müller (University of Vienna)

Mag.a, PhD Candidate University of Vienna, Department for Social Studies of Science; Research Fellow, Austrian Institute of International Affairs, Science and Technology Policy Group

Abstract: Gendered Politics of the Epigenome. Nature, Nurture, and Parenthood in Environmental Epigenetics (PDF)

Jörg Niewöhner (Humboldt University of Vienna)

has a background in environmental science, social psychology and social anthropology. He currently works at the Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt University Berlin, where he is also principal investigator at "Mind & Brain Research" (www.cils.info) and coordinator of the "Laboratory: Social Anthropology of Science and Technology" (www.csal.de). His research combines an anthropology of life scientific knowledge practices with ethnographic work on urban ecologies.  

Abstract: Epigenetics & Practice: How Bodies-in-Action May Constitute a Common Epistemic Object for Social Science and Biology (PDF)

Sigrid Schmitz (University of Vienna)

Univ.Prof.in Dr.in, Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Vienna and Head of the Gender Research Office. Research fields: Gender and Science & Technology Studies, Neuroscience & Gender.

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Epigenetics, Society, Gender (22.06.2012)

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