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Symposium Ethnographics and statistics of global traveling practices, multiple borders, infectious diseases

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Symposium Ethnographics and statistics of global traveling practices, multiple borders, infectious diseases 22 November 2019   Symposium “Ethnographics and statistics of global traveling practices, multiple borders, infectious diseases: Challenges for public health knowledge infrastructures, public health policies and public health interventions”.   Contributions by: Komatra Chuengsatiansup (medical anthropologist, medical doctor, director of the Society and Health Institute of the Ministry of Health Thailand); John Penders (AMR and global travelling); Henriette van Waarbeek (cross border infectious disease prevention in the EU region); Volker Hackert (Q fever and the Dutch-German border); Alena Kamenshchikova (theorizing AMR and global traveling: developing friendly relations with bacteria); Klasien Horstman & Christian Hoebe (paradigms of change in public health). A more elaborate programme will follow.   Date & time: 22 November 2019, 11.00-17.00h Location: Eiffelgebouw, Boschstraat, Maastricht Max participants: 40 To attend, please send an email...

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B.STS workshop ‘Governing the digital platform revolution in health research and care’

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Belgian Science, Technology & Society Network (B.STS) Workshop   GOVERNING THE DIGITAL PLATFORM REVOLUTION IN HEALTH RESEARCH AND CARE Charting social challenges, tracing normative perspectives   Venue: Raadzaal (workshop) and Kardinaal Mercierzaal (keynote lecture), Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven, Kardinaal Mercierplein 2, Leuven Date: 24 October 2019   In recent years, major digital technology corporations have made inroads into the health sector, advancing a vision of disruptive change of established practices and values around healthcare research and delivery. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, the workshop intends to chart key socio-political and regulatory challenges associated with rise of digital health platforms navigating Big Data environments, exploring the possibilities for policy responses rooted in effective and socially robust governance mechanisms.   Organizers: Dr. Luca Marelli (KU Leuven, luca.marelli@kuleuven.be), Prof. Ine Van Hoyweghen (KU Leuven, ine.vanhoyweghen@kuleuven.be) Attendance is free, registration is required (via mail to: luca.marelli@kuleuven.be)   Schedule   9.30–10.00: Gathering & welcome coffee   10.00–10.15: Welcome address, Luca Marelli and Ine Van Hoyweghen, KU Leuven   10.15–11.00: Luca Marelli, KU Leuven, Digital Health Platforms and the GDPR   11.00–11.45: Laura Drechsler, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and Juan Carlos Benito Sanchez, UC Louvain, Algorithmic Discrimination from a Data Protection Law and an Anti-Discrimination Law Perspective   11.45–12.30: Elisa Lievevrouw, KU Leuven, Market innovation through the State. The role of socio-political dynamics in the development of a “digital health technological zone” in the United States   12.30–13.45: Lunch break   13.45–14.30: Katerina Sideri, Ghent University, Digital Therapeutics, Innovation and Big Data Surveillance: Sensors and Machine Learning Algorithms for Behavioral Change   14.30–15.15:  Yves Moreau, KU Leuven, Federated data analysis and the GDPR   15.15–15.30: Concluding remarks and wrap up   15.30–16.00: Tea break   16.00–17.30: José Van Dijck, University of Utrecht (keynote lecture), Governing Digital Societies: The Datafication Of The Health Sector (Kardinaal Mercierzaal)...

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Challenges for responsible innovation: upcoming series of events, free participation

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On the occasion of the book launch of the International Handbook on Responsible Innovation. A global Resource, a series of international events will take place to discuss the challenges ahead of us for the further development and implementation of responsible innovation. Below you will find the agenda’s for the first three of these events- with guest lectures and panels. Participation to these events are free but because of limited available seating, prior registration is necessary (email: rene.vonschomberg (ad)hotmail dot com) Another 3 events will also take place in autumn 2019, info on the events will be updated on: https://renevonschomberg.wordpress.com/challenges-for-responsible-innovation/ CHALLENGES FOR RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION: LEIDEN 12 September 2019-18:00-20:00- Leiden University Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Pieter de la Courtgebouw , ROOM 1A01(First floor),Wassenaarseweg 52 2333 AK Leiden, The Netherlands Introduction: Dr.dr.phil  René von Schomberg Panel discussion on Challenges for Responsible Innovation Prof. dr. Jeroen van der Hoven,Technical University of Delft Prof. dr. Harro van Lente, Maastricht University Dr. Melanie Peters, Director Rathenau Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands Prof. dr. Jacqueline Broerse, Free University of Amsterdam Prof. dr. Paul Wouters, University of Leiden Prof. dr. Sarah de Rijcke, University of Leiden Dr. Vincent Blok, Wageningen University Dr. Dirk Stemerding.   Discussion with audience and panel CHALLENGES FOR RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION: LONDON 19 September 2019, 18:00-20:00- University College London- (Meeting Place: to be announced soon) Introduction: Dr. Dr.phil René von Schomberg Dr.Stevienna de Saille, Sheffield University Prof. Andrew Stirling, Sussex University Prof. Bernd Carsten Stahl, De Montfort University Dr. Jack Stilgoe, UCL London Dr. Melanie Smallman, UCL London Prof Marina Jirotka, Oxford (TBC) Discussion with audience and panel CHALLENGES FOR RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION: BRUSSELS 3 October 2019-DG Research and Innovation, RTD Library Square Frère-Orban 8- Brussels Programme 11.00- 11.15 Welcome Address by Director-General Jean-Eric Paquet- Value-Driven Research and Innovation 11.15- 11.45 Guest speaker: Prof. dr. Alfred Nordmann- Technical University Darmstadt The Ties that Bind- Collective Experimentation and Participatory Design as Paradigms for Responsible Innovation 11.45- 12.15 Discussion with Prof. dr. Alfred Nordmann 12.15-12. 30 Introduction. Why responsible Innovation? Dr.Dr.phil René von Schomberg 12.30- 13.30 Panel discussion on Challenges for Responsible Innovation Robert Madelin, FIPRA- Public Affairs Consultancy, and former senior advisor on Innovation, Director-General of CONNECT/SANCO Prof. Dr. André Martinuzzi Head of the Institute for Managing Sustainability Associate Professor at WU Vienna Vienna University of Economics and Business Reponsible Innovation: The challenges for Industry Prof. Alexander Gerber-, Science Communication- Rhine-Waal University, Germany Responsible Innovation: Challenges for Science Communication Prof. Ellen-Marie Forsberg- Managing Director Østfoldforskning, Norway: Challenges for Research Practices Olga Wessels: European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) ECIU is determined to change the way of delivering education from degree-based to challenge-based: Responsible Innovation: Co-creation with industry, public organisations, society and academics Kurt Vandenberghe, Director- DG Research and Innovation 13.30-14.00- Discussion with audience& panel     Dr. Dr.Phil. Rene VON SCHOMBERG DG Research and...

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BSTS Workshop – Reflections on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): Accomplishments, Limitations, Prospects

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BSTS Workshop – Reflections on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): Accomplishments, Limitations, Prospects

With Erik Fisher, Arizona State University, Editor-in-Chief Journal of Responsible Innovation 21 June: 10am-12pm – KU Leuven conferentiezaal HIVA lokaalnummer 00.11 – Parkstraat 47, 3000 Leuven You are cordially invited to participate in this interactive workshop on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) with Erik Fisher (Arizona State University, Editor-in-Chief Journal of Responsible Innovation). Drawing on his experiences with science policy making and socio-technical integration research, Erik Fisher will present the contours of RRI in Europe and the USA and discuss its implications for science policy and practice. After this introduction, workshop participants will be invited to discuss with him accomplishments, limitations, and possible futures of RRI. Guiding questions for joint reflection and debate include: How has RRI evolved since its introduction in science policy and practice? How is RRI changing? What are practical cases of RRI and what do we learn from them? Does RRI align with the EC’s new vision of ‘Open Science’ and ‘Open Innovation’? How can/should we imagine RRI in the years ahead? How and why should scholars (specifically STS researchers) engage with RRI? Themes and issues raised in the workshop will help to define and scope an upcoming special issue on RRI Futures, to be published in the Journal of Responsible Innovation. Participation is free of charge but registration is mandatory before 17 June. Please send an email to: michiel.vanoudheusden@kuleuven.be...

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Life Sciences & Lab Seminar ‘Ecology, Politics and the Imagination’ (May 21st, Leuven)

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We are happy to invite you to our Life Sciences & Lab Seminar ‘Ecology, Politics and the Imagination’ with professor Gerard Kuperus (University of San Fransisco) and Kim Hendrickx (KU Leuven). Join us in Leuven on May 21st for a work-in-progress seminar on the relations between ecology and our imaginative capacities in writing, scientific practice and politics. More information can be found on the Life Sciences & Society Lab website. For more information and registration, please contact Kim Hendrickx.   Gerard Kuperus is Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco specialized in the philosophy of nature, environmental philosophy and Continental philosophy. Kuperus has published a monograph Ecopolitical Homelessness: Defining place in an unsettled world (Routledge, 2016) and the volume Ontologies of Nature (Springer, 2017; coedited with Marjolein Oele). Additionally, he has published articles in different areas of the history of philosophy (Kant, German Romanticism, Existentialism, and Plato, among others), aesthetics, and animal rights. Steinbeck and Ricketts as Political Ecologists: Rethinking Science and the Human Condition Steinbeck, through his collaborations with Ricketts, provides deep insights in the human condition by emphasizing our rootedness in evolution. They show how we are interrelated evolutionary with all other life forms. Their work, a phenomenological approach of the Gulf of California, leads to a reassessment of the human condition, as one deeply rooted in earlier lifeforms. I argue that their insight that the tidepool is an unmasked replica of our own society, leads us to an opportunity to rethink politics and society as inherited from other animals. Most directly we can look at chimps, but also rats, ants, or fish form different models of collaboration. Kim Hendrickx is FWO Postdoctoral Fellow at the Life Sciences & Society Lab of the Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven. Trained in Anthropology and Science & Technology Studies (STS), he is interested in body-environment relations; science fiction and speculative pragmatism in the social sciences: From chemical traces to speculative futures: a social inquiry into human biomonitoring Concerns about human health and the environment are currently giving prominence to a particular form of scientific investigation called human biomonitoring (HBM). HBM mobilizes cohorts of human volunteers to give samples (e.g. blood, milk, hair or urine) which are analyzed to identify traces of environmental pollutants. The main particularity of HBM is that human volunteers are involved as both subjects of research – providing information about exposure levels inside the body – and indicators of the environment, raising questions about sources of pollution outside of the body. The main research question of my project is how, and by whom, ‘exposure’ and ‘pollution’ become defined and how, and by whom, decisions are made to deal with exposure in the future. My general aim is to establish an original and distinct line of research into “chemical traces”, tracing from past exposures to urgent questions of future action, and making HBM projects real-time experiments in environmental justice and public participation in...

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Joe Davis visits UAntwerpen: coverage in ‘De Tijd’

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Last week, on March 18 2019, Joe Davis (affiliated to both MIT and Harvard) visited for his lecture ‘The Unification of knowledge’, with support from BSTS. De Tijd, the Belgian Financial Journal, covered Davis’ visit to Antwerp.  Frédéric Vandermoere explains why he invited professor Davis: ‘By inviting Joe to Antwerp, I wanted to transfer his unique spirit. Joe can show my student that they do not have to limit themselves to just their own discipline, it is good to cross borders from time to time’. The full article (in Dutch) can be found on...

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Pierre Delvenne awarded prize ‘Amis de l’université de Liège 2018’

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Pierre Delvenne awarded prize ‘Amis de l’université de Liège 2018’

Pierre Delvenne (Spiral, UlG) is awarded the prize of the ‘friends of UlG’ for his work on the bioeconomy. Congratulations! For more information on the prize and Pierre’s work, click here.

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Trudy Dehue lecture ‘Stel het wordt normaal om af te wijken’ – 11/3 Leuven

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Trudy Dehue lecture ‘Stel het wordt normaal om af te wijken’ – 11/3 Leuven

Trudy Dehue (Universiteit Groningen)  will give the 4th Health Humanities Lecture “Stel het wordt normaal om af te wijken” -, 11/03/2019, 14u, Kinepolis, Leuven. This is also the opening lecture of the disABILITY Filmfestival ‘Cobbles & STones’ March 11-15.This lecture will be held in Dutch. Everyone is welcome to attend, but registration is...

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Lab Seminar Steve Sturdy – Intellectual Property and Genomic Commons 21/3

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Lab Seminar Steve Sturdy – Intellectual Property and Genomic Commons 21/3

Steve Sturdy (University of Edinburgh) will visit Leuven to close the first Health Humanities Lecture Series. On March 21st (4-6pm) the Life Sciences and Society Lab organises a seminar in the Library Researcher’s Zone (SBIB) where we will discuss his work on intellectual property and genomic commons. Everyone is welcome to attend, but registration is required (via gert.meyers@kuleuven.be). More information can be found here: ...

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Joe Davis – Unification of Knowledge 18/03/2019 Antwerp

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Joe Davis – Unification of Knowledge 18/03/2019 Antwerp

Joe Davis is research affiliate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and artist-scientist in the laboratory of George Church at the Department of Genetics at Harvard University. His work was published and discussed in various books and magazines such as Nature. As a bioartist, he explores the boundaries (if there are any) between art & science, living up to the ideal image of how artists should be in the eyes of 1st century BC Roman polymath Marcus Vitruvius Pollio…an image that has been forgotten by most artists and scientists.  Check the online teaser of the world of Joe Davis, and come experience him yourself live in Antwerp! More info...

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