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Autor: Martin Döring
ISBN-13: 9783319171050
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 316
Gewicht: 595 g
Format: 243x162x21 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Contextualizing Systems Biology

Presuppositions and Implications of a New Approach in Biology
Understanding systems biology: a place for social science analysis.- Basic concepts of systems biology as seen through systems bioliogist's eyes: metaphorical imagination and epistemic presuppositions.- Systems oriented approaches in biology: system biologist's narratives of present, past and future.- Systems biology, information technology and cancer research.- Science policy of systems biology.- Systems biology goes public: representations in German and Austrian print media.- Back into future: the systems biology to come. _
This collective monograph aims at contributing to an improved understanding of the epistemic presumptions, sociocultural implications and historically backgrounds of the newly emerging and currently expanding approach of systems biology. In doing so, it offers empirically grounded, valuable and reflexive information about a paradigmatic shift in the biosciences for a wide range of scientists working in the interdisciplinary areas of systems biology, synthetic biology, molecular biology, biology, the philosophy of science, the sociology of science and scientific knowledge, science and technology studies, technology assessment and the like. The authors of this monograph share the theoretical methodological premise that science is a culturally and socially embedded practice which characterizes our culture as a scientific one and at the same time draws its innovative potential from its socio-cultural context. This dialectic relationship lies at the heart of the current development of systems biology which is conceived as a so-called successor of '-omics' research and triggered by high-throughput information technologies. At the same time a need for a holistic conceptualization of complex biological processes emerges. The title Contextualizing Systems Biology suggests that this book analyzes the development and advent of systems biology from different theoretical and methodological perspectives. We investigate a variety of contexts ranging from the analysis of cognitive contexts (such as basic theoretical concepts) to regulative contexts (policies) to the concrete application of a systems biology in the socio-scientific context of a European research project. In empirically analyzing these different and interrelated layers and dimensions of systems biology, the scope of the book goes beyond present attempts to investigate the advent of new approaches in the biological sciences as it frames and assesses systems biology from an interdisciplinary and integrated perspective.
Autor: Martin Döring, Anne Brüninghaus, Regine Kollek, Imme Petersen
Imme Petersen, M.A., geb. 1971, absolvierte ein Studium der Ethnologie, Rechtswissenschaften und Geographie an den Universitäten Göttingen, Hamburg, Brüssel und San Diego. Sie ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in dem DFG-Projekt 'Verwandtschaft und Humantechnologie' am Institut für Ethnologie der Universität Göttingen und arbeitet an ihrer Dissertation zum Thema 'Die Idee von 'Person' in der Konzeption von 'Leben'. Rechtspolitische Debatten um ein kulturelles Modell.
Autor: Martin Döring
ISBN-13:: 9783319171050
ISBN: 3319171054
Verlag: Springer, Berlin
Gewicht: 595g
Seiten: 316
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 1st ed. 2015
Sonstiges: Buch, 243x162x21 mm, 13 SW-Abb., 2 Farbabb., 1 Tabellen