Interuniversity Course on Clinical and Research Genomic Data Sharing and Access
Jun09

Interuniversity Course on Clinical and Research Genomic Data Sharing and Access

In order to make the promises of genomic medicine a reality, various national and international organizations have endorsed responsible genomic data sharing in both clinical and research settings. Sharing individual-level genomic data however could generate various concerns. Individual-level genomic data contains sensitive personal information which are worthy of robust privacy protection. Additionally, further processing of data,...

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Think(er)ing with Epigenetics – 15-16th June 2017 – KU Leuven
Jun09

Think(er)ing with Epigenetics – 15-16th June 2017 – KU Leuven

In the context of our research group at KU Leuven on challenges in the postgenomic era, we would like to bring together ongoing discussions from various disciplines about the vast field of epigenetics. Epigenetics (re-)emerges in a politically and morally charged history of eugenics, biopolitics, and related debates on nature/nurture. Epigenetics is heralded by some as finally helping us to move beyond that history and its violent...

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The Economisation of Lifestyle/Lifestylisation of Economy – May 9th 2017, KU Leuven
Apr16

The Economisation of Lifestyle/Lifestylisation of Economy – May 9th 2017, KU Leuven

We are pleased to announce that the International Workshop ‘The Economisation of Lifestyle/Lifestylisation of Economy’, organised by the Life Sciences and Society Lab (KU Leuven), will be hosted in Leuven (Belgium), on May, 9th, 2017. Processes of behaviour-based personalisation are penetrating everyday life through wearable technologies, such as smart phones, fitness trackers, and new analytical tools, such as predictive modelling....

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Vacancy for collaborator (social sciences) – Belgian Nuclear Research Centre
Apr03

Vacancy for collaborator (social sciences) – Belgian Nuclear Research Centre

The Nuclear Science and Technology Studies research group (NST) of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN) is looking for a scientific collaborator to perform scientific research, policy supporting work and training activities relating to the societal aspects of nuclear technology. He/she will: carry out research centred on the governance of ionising radiation risks (e.g. perception and communication of radiological risks;...

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Call for Papers: Dag van de sociologie – STS
Mar18

Call for Papers: Dag van de sociologie – STS

On June 8th, the Vlaamse Vereniging voor Sociologie and the Nederlandse Sociologische Vereniging are organizing a conference entitled “Dag van de sociologie” in Brussels. BSTS members are hosting a panel on science and technology studies. The deadline for abstract submissions is 31/3. For more information, see:...

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