Adam Toon at the Biological Interest Group – Monday 14th November, 2-3pm, Byrne House

November 7, 2016 Leave a comment

The next meeting of the Biological Interest Group will take place this coming Monday 14th of November. The meeting will be held in the seminar room at Byrne House, from 2-3pm. Participants can bring food and drinks if they wish.

Next week we are very pleased of having the visit from Adam Toon, from the University of Exeter, discussing the draft chapter “Epistemology as fiction”.

If you’d be interested in joining the group and discussing Adam’s paper, please contact Thomas Bonnin [tb391 (at) exeter.ac.uk].

Categories: Uncategorized

Sabina Leonelli at the Biological Interest Group – Monday 31st October, 2-3pm, Byrne House

October 26, 2016 Leave a comment

The next meeting of the Biological Interest Group will take place this coming Monday 31st of October. The meeting will be held in the seminar room at Byrne House, from 2-3pm. Participants can bring food and drinks if they wish.

Next week we are very pleased of this reading group’s founder, Sabina Leonelli, from the University of Exeter, discussing the paper “Time-Scales of Data Use: On the Life Cycles, Ontology and Understanding of Biological Data”.

If you’d be interested in joining the group and discussing Nils’ paper, please contact Thomas Bonnin [tb391 (at) exeter.ac.uk].

Categories: Uncategorized

Stefano Canali at the Biological Interest Group – Monday 17th October, 2-3pm, Byrne House

October 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Dear all,

You are invited to the next meeting of the Biological Interest Group. It will take place this coming Monday 17th of October. The meeting will be held in the seminar room at Byrne House, from 2-3pm. Participants can bring food and drinks if they wish.

Next week we are very pleased to receive the visit of Stefano Canali, from Leibniz Universität Hannover, discussing the paper “Integration Data in EXPOsOMICS”. The author kindly provided us with a short introduction to the paper, and where we might help :

“This draft is essentially the starting point of the case-study research of my PhD thesis, which is on the use of data in the biomedical project called EXPOsOMICS. In the paper, I present EXPOsOMICS and I focus on its innovative approach to research on chronic disease and the role played by integration in the project. I was actually thinking that I may end up writing two papers on these issues, one on the innovations of EXPOsOMICS from the perspective of epidemiology and one on data integration. It would be great if you could tell me what you think about my presentation of EXPOsOMICS approach to disease as an innovation and its relation with genomics. Also, you will see that the points about integration are essentially questions: this is (also) because I’m going to interview scientists on these issues, and I would appreciate your thoughts on those questions and which points you think are worth discussing with them.”

If you’d be interested in joining the group and discussing Nils’ paper, please contact Thomas Bonnin [tb391 (at) exeter.ac.uk].

Categories: Uncategorized

Nils Güttler at the Biological Interest Group, Monday 10th October

October 5, 2016 Leave a comment

Dear all,

You are invited to this year’s first meeting of the Biological Interest Group. It will take place this coming Monday 10th of October. The meeting will be held in the seminar room at Byrne House, from 2-3pm. Participants can bring food and drinks if they wish.

Next week we are very pleased to receive the visit of Nils Güttler, from ETH Zurich, discussing the paper “Deceleration: Biogeography, Snails and Industrial Landscapes of Belonging before WW1”.

If you’d be interested in joining the group and discussing Nils’ paper, please contact Thomas Bonnin  [tb391 (at) exeter.ac.uk].

Categories: Uncategorized

BIG schedule 2016/2017

September 20, 2016 Leave a comment

You can find the provisional new schedule for the BIG meeting on the “Programme 2016-2017”.

If you would like to join the reading group mailing list (to access to the papers commented in the group), please contact Thomas (tb391@exeter.ac.uk).

Expressions of interest to present a paper on a currently unassigned spot is always welcomed.

 

Categories: Uncategorized

Ginny Russell and Steven Kapp at the Biological Interest Group – Monday 27th June, 2-3pm, Byrne House

June 21, 2016 Leave a comment

Dear all,

You are invited to the next meeting of the Biological Interest Group, which will be the final of this academic year. It will take place this coming Monday 27th of June. The meeting will be held in the seminar room at Byrne House, from 2-3pm. Participants can bring food and drinks if they wish.

Next week we are very pleased to receive the visit of Ginny Russell and Steven Kapp, respectively from Exeter and UCLA, discussing their paper “‘The Outliers should not be normalised’: A thematic analysis of autistic adults’ understandings of Neurodiversity”. The authors kindly sent us a short description of the current state of the paper and how we might help:

“This draft (minus a discussion) uses thematic analysis to examine how the term ‘neurodiversity’ is understood by autistic adults. The initial idea was to define a core term before starting a series of more empirical research studies. The draft  is currently framed with reference to stigma and resistance identity but lacks a coherent underlying theoretical question and as currently configured is descriptive and lacks a strong rationale. We would welcome any thoughts or idea on how it might be taken forwards, even if not as a paper, how it might inform future work.”

Please contact Thomas Bonnin (tb391 [at] exeter.ac.uk) if you wish to join the group or for any other information.

Categories: Uncategorized

James Lowe, Sabina Leonelli and Gail Davies at the Biological Interest Group – Monday 6th June, 2-3pm, Byrne House

June 1, 2016 Leave a comment

You are invited to the next meeting of the Biological Interest Group. It will take place this coming Monday 6th of June. The meeting will be held in the seminar room at Byrne House, from 2-3pm. Participants can bring food and drinks if they wish.

Next week we are very pleased to receive the visit of James Lowe, Sabina Leonelli and Gail Davies, from Exeter, discussing their paper “Experimental protocols and the translational imperative in pharmacology”. The authors kindly sent us a short description of the current state of the paper and how we might help:

“At the moment the paper is in an embryonic form, so one of the questions for BIG participants will be what audience the paper should aim at, and therefore what journal or journals should we be targeting. We are unclear at the moment how the section on ‘good practice’ fits into the paper as a whole, and how it relates to the preceding section on ‘soft collaboration’, so the thoughts of participants on this would be valuable as well as any other comments and questions they may have.”

Please contact Thomas Bonnin (tb391 [at] exeter.ac.uk) if you wish to join the group or for any other information.

Categories: Uncategorized