Models, Mechanisms and Algorithms: Symposium on Philosophical Perspectives on Synthetic Biology; 2.-3.5., Helsinki

Models, Mechanisms and Algorithms:
Symposium on Philosophical Perspectives on Synthetic Biology


University of Helsinki
2.-3.5.2011

Tentative programme

Monday 2.5.2011:

Fabianinkatu 33, auditorium XII
Open day

10.00 - 10.15     Welcome and Introduction: Gabriele Gramelsberger (Berlin), Erika Mansnerus (London)
10.15 - 11.00     Werner Kogge (Berlin): On the Idea of Engineering Biological Machines
11.00 - 11.45     Axel Gelfert (Singapore): Synthetic biology as thing knowledge
11.45 - 12.15     Coffee break
12.15 - 13.00     Tarja Knuuttila (Helsinki) & Andrea Loettgers (Caltech): The Combinatorial Modeling Strategy of Synthetic Biology
13.00 - 14.00     Lunch
14.00 - 14.45     Georg Trogeman (Cologne): Programmable Material?
14.45 - 15.30     Jane Calvert (Edinburgh): New forms of collaboration: Synthetic biology, social science, art and design
15.30 - 16.00     Coffee break
16.00 - 16.45     Ursula Dam (Weimar): Are engineers inventing the culture of tomorrow?
17.15 - 17.45     Adrian Mackenzie (Lancaster): Re-thinking energy through synthetic biology (venue: lecture room K132, Alexandria)
17.45 - 18.30     Discussion

Tuesday 3.5.2011
Unioninkatu 40, lecture room 10

Closed workshop day for Helsinki and Berlin projects with their guests
More informal presentations on work in progress
10.00 - 10.45     Gabriele Gramelsberger (Berlin): The simulation approach in biology
10.45 - 11.15     Coffee break
11.15 - 12.00     Gry Oftedal: PSBio - A Nordic Project on the Philosophical Foundations
12.00 - 12.45     Veli-Pekka Parkkinen: Gene knockouts and mechanistic understanding
12.45 - 14.00     Lunch
14.00 - 14.45     Jaakko Kuorikoski (Helsinki) & Petri Ylikoski (Helsinki): Why Would a Couple of Philosophers of Social Science Find Systems Biology Interesting?
14.45 - 15.30     Nina Samuel (Berlin): Images as tools
15.30 - 16.00     Coffee break
16.45 - 17.30     Peter Bexte & Kathrin Friedrich (Cologne): ‘Do Not Ever Leave the Pathways’- Graphical Notation in Biology
17.30 - 18.00     Discussion

For more information, see:
http://www.helsinki.fi/tint/events/index.htm