PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
9.00_
Opening of Conference
Ingrid Metzler, Research Platform Life-Science-Governance, University of Vienna
9.15-10.00_
Key Note
"Bio-subjects, bio-objects and bio-agents: tracking socio-material
realities"

Andrew Webster, Department of Sociology, University of York
10.00-11.15_
Panel 1: Bio-objects and their Boundaries
Chairs: Tora Holmberg, The Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF), Uppsala University, and Iñigo de Miguel Beriain, Inter-University Chair in Law and the Human Genome, Universidad de Deusto
Discussant: Ulrike Felt, Department of Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna
Introduction
Tora Holmberg, The Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF), Uppsala University
"Sex, Cash, and the Neuro-Objectification of Desire"
Isabelle Dussauge, Department of Thematic Studies - Technology and Social Change, Linköping University
"Somatic cell nuclear transfer: may a biotechnology change our
moral and legal paradigms?"

Iñigo de Miguel Beriain, Inter-University Chair in Law and the Human Genome, Universidad de Deusto
11.15-11.45_
Coffee Break
11.45-13.00_
Panel 2: The Governance of Bio-Objects
Chairs: Conor Douglas, Section Community Genetics, Vrije University of Amsterdam Medical Center & Technology Assessment Group, Rathenau Institute, and Brian Salter, Department of Political Economy, at King's College London
Discussant: Herbert Gottweis, Research Platform Life-Science-Governance, University of Vienna
Introduction
Brian Salter, Department of Political Economy, at King's College, London
"The objects of biopolitics: materials and markets, states and stakeholders in Europe and the rising economies"
Paper presentation by Alex Faulkner, Centre for Biomedicine & Society, King’s College London
"Challenges in the Governance of Bio-Objects, and of Governance Through Bio-Objectification: Exploring Synthetic Biology and Bio-banks in Europe"
Conor Douglas, Section Community Genetics, Vrije University of Amsterdam Medical Center & Technology Assessment Group, Rathenau Institute
13.00-14.15_
Lunch Break
14.15-15.30_
Panel 3: Bio-objects and their Generative Relations
  Chairs:
Sakari Tamminen, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Finland and
Niki Vermeulen, Department of Social Studies of Science,
University of Vienna
  Discussant: Martin Weiss, Department of Philosophy,
University of Klagenfurt
  Introduction by Sakari Tamminen, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Finland, and Niki Vermeulen, Department of Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna
  "Genetic Discrimination 2.0. The un/differentiating gene in insurance"
Ine van Hoyweghen, Department of Health, Ethics and Society, Maastricht University
  "Laboring life: Bio-objects and their biosocial relations"
Gísli Pálsson, Department of Anthropology, University of Iceland
15.30-16.00_
Coffee Break
16.00-17.30_
Concluding Panel
 

Chair:
Ingrid Metzler, Life-Science-Governance Research Platform,
University of Vienna

  Panelists:
Nik Brown, Department of Sociology, University of York
Vololona Rabeharisoa, Center for the Sociology of Innovation,
Mines-Paris Tech
Ragna Zeiss, Department of Technology & Social Studies,
Maastricht University
17.30_
Reception, sponsored by the Life-Science-Governance Research Platform
     
 
         
  Last updated 05/10/2011