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Call for applications: PhilInBioMed Summer School

25 May - 29 May

2nd Call for applications

PhilInBioMed Summer School

Carcans, France, May 25-29, 2020

PhilInBioMed is both an interdisciplinary institute located at the University of Bordeaux, France, and a national and international network connecting groups and people working at the interface between philosophy, biology, and medicine, with the shared conviction that conceptual and philosophical approaches can make a critical contribution to science and medicine.

From May 25th-29th 2020, PhilInBioMed and the ERC IDEM project organize the interdisciplinary summer school Philosophy in Biology and Medicine. 20 young scholars (PhD students and Postdocs) from the fields of philosophy of science, the life sciences, and medicine will come together and learn to use interdisciplinary methods to address conceptual issues in scientific research.


Course leaders

Carl Craver (Professor of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, USA)

Paul Griffiths (Professor of Philosophy, Charles Perkins Center, University of Sydney, Australia)

Lucie Laplane (CNRS Junior Investigator, IHPST & Gustave Roussy, France)

Maël Lemoine (Professor of Philosophy, ImmunoConcept, CNRS & University of Bordeaux, France)

Kate MacCord (Program Administrator and McDonnell Foundation Fellow, MBL, USA)

Thomas Pradeu (CNRS Senior Investigator, PI of the ERC IDEM project, ImmunoConcept, CNRS & University of Bordeaux, France)

Forest Rohwer (Professor of Biology, San Diego State University, USA)

Günter Wagner (Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, USA)


Application and registration fee

Who can apply: PhD students and postdoctoral researchers from the the fields of philosophy of science, the life sciences, and medicine.

How to apply: The application must include:

  • a short CV (2 pages maximum);
  • an abstract (1,500 words maximum) of their research project, detailing the project’s connection to both philosophy and the biological and/or medical sciences

Participants should send all documents in one email to: contact@philinbiomed.org.


Deadline: 21st of February 2020

Notifications: 2nd of March 2020

Registration fee: €300

Grants: Qualified individuals can be exempted from the fee and in some cases the organizers can grant financial support for travel, provided that no other means of funding exist. To apply for an exemption or financial support, participants should send a letter of motivation along with their application, detailing why they would like to participate and why they would like to be exempted from the fee or obtain financial support.


Detailed information: https://www.philinbiomed.org/event/philinbiomed-summer-school/








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