Philosophy and Biology Workshop

20 September 2019, 9.30 AM - 20 September 2019, 4.30 PM

G.13/14, Life Sciences Building

Session 1: 9:30-11:30

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Samir Okasha, Department of Philosophy; Title: On the notion of biological individuality: some discordant observations. Talk: 9:30-10:10; Q&A: 10:10-10-25; followed by 5-minute break

PG Speakers:

Jacqueline Wallis, Department of Philosophy; Title: Sexual Selection and Mate Choice: How shifting research emphasis is improving understanding of sexually reproducing organisms. Talk: 10:30-10:50; Q&A: 10:50-11:00

Francesca Bellazzi, Department of Philosophy; Title: Can we find Aristotelian essences in developmental biology? Talk: 11:00-11:20; Q&A: 11:20-11:30

Lunch break: 11:30-12:30

Lunch will be provided in the LSB Sky Lounge.

Session 2: 12:30-14:30

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Mark Beaumont, School of Biological Sciences; Title: Choosing and checking models in population biology. Talk: 12:30-13:10; Q&A: 13:10-13:25; followed by 5-minte break

Postdoc Speakers:

Dr Patrick Kennedy, School of Biological Sciences; Title: Can Hamilton’s rule be quantified in the real world? Talk: 13:30-13:50; Q&A: 13:50-14:00

Dr Antoine Barreaux, School of Biological Sciences; Title: An evolutionary model of extraordinary maternal investment: the case of the disease-transmitting tsetse fly. Talk: 14:00-14:20; Q&A: 14:20-14:30

Coffee break: 14:30-15:00

Tea/Coffee will be provided in the LSB Atrium.

Session 3: 15:00-16:30

Keynote Speaker:

Dr Tom Williams, School of Biological Sciences; Title: Horizontal gene transfer, symbiosis and the tree of life. Talk: 15:00-15:40; Q&A: 15:40-15:55; followed by 5-minute break

PG Speaker:

Simeon Castle, School of Biological Sciences; Title: Synthetic Biology: Unifying Engineering and Evolution. Talk: 16:00-16:20; Q&A: 16:20-16:30

Closing remarks and drinks: 16:30

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