Seminars take place in The de Picciotto conference room,
Building 39 (Biology), room 106

Coffee will be available from 1.45pm (3.45pm)

Programme for the second semester

  • Wednesday, March 2nd – 4pm
    (joint seminar with the National Institute for Biotechnology)

    Joel Smith (Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution
    and Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering, Woods Hole): 

    Gene Regulatory Network Analysis: How Functional Genomics and Advanced Technologies are Reshaping Our Approach to Biological Systems
  • Wednesday, March 9th – 2pm

    Ofer Ovadia (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev):
    Variation a Central Concept in Evolutionary Biology
  • Wednesday, April 6th – 2pm

    Amir Aharoni (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev):
    Lessons from the laboratory evolution of proteins
  • Wednesday, May 4th – 2pm

    Ariel Novoplansky (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev):
    Learning Plant Learning

Programme for the first semester

  • Wednesday, November 3rd – 2pm

    Anthony S. Travis (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, BGU):
    Chlorocarbons: Rachel Carson's Villains
  • Wednesday, November 17th – 2pm

    Sophie Kohler (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev):
    Investigating the network of Ashkenazi Jewish family names in an integrative historical, genealogical and population genetics study
  • Wednesday, December 1st – 2pm

    Yaakov Garb (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev):
    The Rhetorical Politics of Carson's Silent Spring
  • Wednesday, December 15th – 2pm

    Adi Inbar (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev):
    The Contexts of Academic Technoscience: Networks of Knowledge Production & Dissemination in the BGU Blaustein Institute for Desert Research
  • Wednesday, December 29th – 2pm

    Ute Deichmann (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev):
    Science and Politics: Ecology and Environmental Research in Nazi Germany


The seminars of the Jacques Loeb Centre provide an interdisciplinary forum in which historians and philosophers of science as well as scientists present and discuss new research related to the life sciences. Case studies and surveys examine the impact of political, socio-economic and personal factors on the conduct of science, the ethics of research, and the causes of progress and setbacks in science. Faculty and students from all disciplines are invited to participate. 

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