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Flavio D'Abramo

Postdoctoral Fellow (Jan 2021-Jun 2021)

PhD

Flavio D’Abramo studied history and philosophy of science at Sapienza University of Rome, the Alexandre Koyré Centre (EHESS), and Imperial College London. His research combines the history, philosophy, and sociology of biology and medicine to analyze the technological translation of biomedical models under both the guiding policies of national and international agencies as well as the cultural, economic, and geopolitical patterns shaping scientific production and public health systems. His project in the Lise Meitner Research Group focuses on twentieth-century health diplomacy and related expert knowledge conceived as political devices used to coordinate heterogeneous political regimes.

Flavio has collaborated with the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS), the Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, Ruhr-University Bochum, and the Consortium for Research and Continuing Education in Economics of Turin. As a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow based at Charité University Hospital Berlin and Freie-Universität zu Berlin, he developed and coordinated a transdisciplinary project on the decision making of patients entering clinical trials and data-intensive biomedical research.

Flavio has recently taught at the Bard College Berlin and the Cohn Institute of Tel Aviv University. He has published on the history and philosophy of biomedicine as well as on empirical medical ethics to inquire how medical research and experimental practice intertwine with public, private, and national interests.

Projects

Anthropocene Knowledge: Earth History in the Making

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IV. Knowledge in and of the Anthropocene

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Twentieth-Century Health Diplomacy and Antimicrobial Resistance

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Selected Publications

D'Abramo, F., & Neumeyer, S. (2020). A Historical and Political Epistemology of Microbes. Centaurus, 62(2), 321-330. doi:10.1111/1600-0498.12300.

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D'Abramo, F., & Landecker, H. (2019). Anthropocene in the Cell. Technosphere Magazine, (20.3.2019), 1-7.

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D'Abramo, F. (2018). Anthropocene Campus Melbourne 2018: A Report. Anthropocene Curriculum, 07.11.2018, 1-8.

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D'Abramo, F. (2018). Health, wealth and behavioural change: an exploration of role responsibilities in the wake of epigenetics. Journal of Community Genetics, 9(2), 153-167. doi:10.1007/s12687-017-0315-7.

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D'Abramo, F. (2020). Oysters, Selective Pressures, and Antibiotic Resistance in the Mississippi Delta. Anthropocene Curriculum, (23.03.2020), 1-8.

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Media

Events

Workshop

Anthropocene and Public Health

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

Biological Timescales in the Anthropocene

Technische Universität Berlin, Department for the History of Technology

The Cultural and Political Origins of Biology (BA course)

Bard College Berlin, A Liberal Arts University

Public Health and the Anthropocene

Tel Aviv University, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas

Anthropocene and the Systemic Dimension of Biological Functions: The case of Epigenetics, Horizontal Gene Transfer and Antibiotic Resistance

43rd conference of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), New Orleans

The Political Load of the Mismatch Model

42nd conference of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Sydney

Political Epistemology of Pandemic Management

Research for Global Challenges with Italian Institute of Technology, Ca Foscari University of Venice

Contextualising Epigenetics. Sociohistorical Remarks
Epigenetics: Innovation of Memory? Life Science Paradigms as Challenge and Opportunity for Historians 

Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
 

The Neoliberal Turn of Epigenetics
The Politics of Plasticity: On Solidarity and Mutual Aid

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Philosophy, Prague

 

Can the Biomedical Enterprise be a Public and Democratic Endeavour? The Case of Biobank Research
Science and Democracy Network, 16th Annual Meeting

Harvard Law School, Cambridge (MA)