Thomas PRADEU

Who am I?

CNRS Senior investigator (Directeur de recherche), and Head of the group “Conceptual Biology and Medicine

Link to a short CV

My work deals with philosophy of biology and conceptual/theoretical biology. My research focuses on philosophy of immunology, microbiology, cancer biology, developmental biology, and physiology, often at the interface between philosophy of biology and philosophy of medicine.

My Research Projects

I am the PI of the ERC-funded IDEM project.

I am also the coordinator of the Institute for Philosophy in Biology and Medicine.

I am involved in our group research on the understanding of immune responses; immunity and repair at the body’s boundaries; immunity, mobility and aging; our different microbiota projects; and cancer and tumor microenvironment. (See Description of group projects).

Publications

Full list of Thomas Pradeu’s publications

Conferences

Selection of recent Thomas Pradeu’s conferences and talks

 

Other research activities

Responsibilities in research

  • Since January 2017: Associate Editor, Biology & Philosophy.
  • From 2015 to December 2016: Associate Editor, European Journal for Philosophy of Science (official journal of European Philosophy of Science Association, EPSA).
  • Since June 2017: Member of Editorial Board, European Journal for Philosophy of Science (official journal of European Philosophy of Science Association, EPSA).
  • Associate Editor, Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology (MIT Press)
  • Member of the Site Selection Committee at the International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB).
  • Membre du comité de lecture de la revue Les Etudes philosophiques (PUF)
  • Membre du comité éditorial de la collection “Sciences : concepts et problèmes” (Presses Universitaires de Franche-Comté)
  • Membre du CA et du Bureau de la Société de philosophie des sciences (SPS), Vice-président de la SPS en charge des Conférences Duhem.
  • Membre de l’équipe de rédaction du Système d’Information en Philosophie des Sciences (SIPS).
  • Adhésions à des sociétés savantes : membre de la Société de philosophie des sciences (SPS), de la Philosophy of Science Association (PSA), de l’International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB).

 

Referee for the following journals

  • In biology: Biological Reviews; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution; Frontiers in Immunology; Infection, Genetics and Evolution; Médecine-Sciences; Nature Reviews Immunology; PLoS Biology; Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism; Trends in Immunology.
  • In philosophy: Biological Theory; Biology and Philosophy; British Journal for the Philosophy of Science; Erkenntnis; Les Etudes philosophiques; European Journal for Philosophy of Science; History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences; Philosophie; Philosophy of Science; Review of Philosophy and Psychology; Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Synthese.

 

Referee for the following publishers

Oxford University Press; Springer; Routledge.

Referee for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

 

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