Day: January 6, 2020

Workshop: „Technology and the Body: Care, Empowerment and the Fluidity of Bodies“ #OrientInstitut #HumanMedicineSociety #STS #Care #Empowerment #Posthumanism #PosthumanFeminism

As part of our “Standing Working Group Iran and Beyond – Breaking the Ground for Sustainable Scholarly Collaboration (IRSSC): Performance of Culture, Religion and Body as Strategies of Self-Empowerment in the Islamic Republic of Iran“ (Orient-Institut Istanbul, “Wissen entgrenzen”, Max Weber Stiftung, gefördert vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) we are planning an internal workshop […]

8 Jan, 19h: Panel on #Ancient #DNA and our Future: Techno-Scientific and Ethical Reflections with Asst. Prof. Dr. Füsun Özer & Dr. Robin Ann Downey #OrientInstitut #sts #RRI

Ancient DNA (Füsun Özer): Ancient DNA (aDNA) research focuses on the analyses of degraded DNA fragments extracted from archaeological remains such as bones, teeth and hair. These DNA molecules are sequenced to obtain individuals’ genomes, which are analysed for inferring kinship, demographic history, biological adaptations, and genetic diseases. The earliest aDNA studies mostly focused on […]