Kärin Nickelsen

Visiting Scholar (May 2019-Apr 2020)

Professor Dr., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Historisches Seminar der LMU

Prof. Dr. Kärin Nickelsen is Professor for History of Science at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich. She is also spokesperson of the DFG research group “Cooperation and Competition in the Sciences.” Her research interests include the history of experimental life sciences, the construction of scientific models, and individual and collective research heuristics. During her stay as Visiting Scholar in the GMPG Research Program, Kärin Nickelsen is researching the role of the MPG in the Human Genome Project (c. 1990–2003) and its cooperative and competitive practices and conventions.