Talks and summer schools

Conferences

Honestly, I never really enjoyed giving talks at conferences or small talk during coffee breaks. Nevertheless, I attended quite a few conferences during my time as a PhD student because I liked the feeling of being part of a community and getting an idea what other people are working on. My favorite one was the SPSP meeting in Ghent in 2018 with inspring keynote lectures by female researchers in a beautiful city.

Dinner with colleagues at the 2017 ISHPSSB meeting in São Paulo, Brazil
Dinner with colleagues at the 2017 ISHPSSB meeting in São Paulo, Brazil

Talks

EvoPAD Final Symposium, “From Philosophy of Science to Science Management”, planned for Mar 2024

GWP 2019 Meeting, Cologne, “Individuation Practices in studies of host-parasite systems”, Feb 2019

SPSP 2018 Meeting, Ghent, “With a little help from my (old) friends? Evaluation of evolutionary explanations of diseases”, June 2018

Philosophy of Biology 7th Annual University of Calgary Graduate Philosophy Conference, Calgary, “The role of evolutionary explanations in medicine and explanatory integration”, May 2018

Workshop Narrative Science and Its Visual Practices, London School of Economics and Political Science, “Nested narratives: Phylogenetic trees and evolutionary history” (invited talk), Apr 2018

Public lecture series The Growth of Evolutionary Thought, Münster, “Species problems – Why bother?” (invited talk), Jan 2018

Conference Issues in Medical Epistemology, Cologne, “Evolutionary approaches to understanding diseases”, Dec 2017

ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting, São Paulo, “The molecularization of phylogenetics – preconditions and consequences”, July 2017

Seminar Thecultural technique of genealogical trees, Lucerne, “Trees vs. networks. Tree thinking 2.0?” (invited talk) [in German], May 2017

Workshop Representing scientific results: Forms of knowledge, Kassel, “Representing diversity: Tree diagrams in evolutionary biology and systematics”, Nov 2016

2nd Open Forum History of the Life Sciences, Lübeck, “Historical Perspectives of Integrative Biophilosophy” (with Dr. Robert Meunier) [in German], Sept 2016

Leibniz University Hannover, Colloquium Philosophy and Science Reflection, “Gene trees, networks, trees with vines: Forms of abstraction in representations of genetic relationships” [in German], May 2016

Seminar, Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences, Exeter, “Working with Model Systems” (with Dr. Robert Meunier), October 2015

Hiking in the Swiss Alps, Summer Institute Reconceiving and Explaining the Success of Science, Basel, Switzerland
Group work at CNRS School “BioPerspectives”: New perspectives in philosophy of biology. Advanced Training in Philosophy of Biology, Corsica, France

Summer schools

I enjoyed every summer school that I attended, but my personal highlight was the Summer Institute Reconceiving and Explaining the Success of Science in Basel, Switzerland. This summer institute was the first of three summer schools in the project From Biological Practice to Scientific Metaphysics. I have particularly positive memories of chats with Nancy Nercessian and Alan Love and I am glad to have met some of my favorite fellow researchers in philosophy of biology at this event.

These are all the summer schools that I attened during my PhD:

2nd EvoPAD Summer School, Evolutionary Processes in Disease, Drochtersen-Hüll, Germany, Sept 2018

5th European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Interdisciplinarity in the Life Sciences and their Philosophy, Klosterneuburg, Austria, Sept 2018

1st EvoPAD Summer School, Evolutionary Processes in Adaptation, Kyllburg, Germany, Sept 2017

Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences, Cycles of Life, Ischia, Italy, June 2017

DEST course Philosophy of Biological Systematics, Drøbak, Norway, Sept 2016

Summer Institute Reconceiving and Explaining the Success of Science. From Biological Practice to Scientific Metaphysics, Basel, Switzerland, Aug 2016

CNRS School “BioPerspectives”: New perspectives in philosophy of biology. Advanced Training in Philosophy of Biology, Corsica, France, Mar 2016

Superorganisms, Organisms and Suborganisms as Biological Individuals. First Interdisciplinary Summer School on Individuality in the Life Sciences, Gut Siggen, Germany, July 2015