About the Centre
The Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, supports advanced research on a variety of topics related to the life sciences and serves as an interdisciplinary forum for scientists, historians and philosophers of science.
The Centre bases its activities on the idea that one cannot fully comprehend science without also taking a historical and philosophical perspective, with history providing details of scientific developments and philosophy leading to a deeper understanding of scientific progress and pitfalls. Integrating the history and philosophy of science and establishing a connection between the sciences and humanities - ideas prominently promoted by the founder of the history of science George Sarton - are central to the Centre's work. Read more about the centre...
The Centre was founded in 2007 and has been directed since then by Ute Deichmann.
Mali Eichler is the administrative coordinator.
Jodie Quinn is the English language editor and coordinator of the Centre's workshops.