I am teaching at the University of Exeter and my research stretches across the history, philosophy and social studies of the life sciences. I have worked extensively on the history of taxonomy, with a focus on Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), and on the cultural history of heredity, including the history of race and kinship in anthropology.
I am Associate Director of the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences (Egenis) and member of the Centre for Medical History at the University of Exeter. I am also Editor-in-Chief of History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, and serve on the Board of Directors of the Ischia Summer School for the History of the Life Sciences. I hold an Honorary Chair at the Institute for History of Medicine and Science Studies at the University of Luebeck.
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
Exploratory Workshop "What is data-intensive science?," Egenis, University of Exeter
International Conference "From in vitro to in silico: Compter Simulation in the Life Sciences," mecs, Institute for Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation, Universität Lüneburg, Germany
Workshop "Historicizing Big Data," Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City