Conferences

Upcoming conferences

Jul 2024
Jul 03, 2024
Pôle juridique Pey Berland, Université de Bordeaux, 35 place Pey Berland
Bordeaux, France
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The Microbiome and Biological Individuality

The international and interdisciplinary conference 'The Microbiome and Biological Individuality' will be held on July 3rd, 2024 at the University of Bordeaux, France, in the historic city center of the …

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Sep 2024
Sep 30, 2024
Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZiF), Methoden 1
Bielefeld, 33615 Germany
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Fifth PhilInBioMed Meeting in Bielefeld (Germany)

The fifth Philosophy in Biology and Medicine (PhilInBioMed) Network Meeting will take place in-person in Bielefeld, Germany, on Sep 30-Oct 2, 2024, at Bielefeld University’s Institute for Advanced Study, the …

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Past conferences

Mar 2024
Mar 04, 2024
Amphi Manon Cormier, Univ. Bordeaux, Pessac Campus,

Sixth Philosophy of Cancer Biology Workshop

The Sixth Philosophy of Cancer Biology Workshop was held in Bordeaux, France, from March 4th to 6th, 2024. Context Cancer is one of the main causes of death globally according …

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Dec 2023
Dec 15, 2023

Neuroimmunology Day

After a somewhat confidential start in the early 1980s, neuroimmunology, as the scientific field that addresses interactions between the immune and nervous system, has become mainstream with numerous studies showing …

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May 2023
May 05, 2023
Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Fourth PhilInBioMed Meeting in Cambridge (UK)

The fourth Philosophy in Biology and Medicine (PhilInBioMed) Network Meeting took place in-person in Cambridge, U.K., on May 5-6, 2023.       Program Friday, May 5, 2023 9:00-9:15        Welcome …

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Apr 2023
Apr 27, 2023
Salle de conférence du Centre de génomique fonctionnelle,

Gérard Eberl (Pasteur Institute), “Mutual regulation of microbiota, brain and immune system”

Next Thursday (April 27th, 1:30pm, Genomique fonctionnelle, conference room), Gérard Eberl will be our invited speaker at the lab meeting. Gerard Eberl is the head of the Microenvironment and Immunity …

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Mar 2023
Mar 02, 2023

International Workshop on Constructive Neutral Evolution

International Workshop on Constructive Neutral Evolution (hybrid format) PhilInBioMed & ImmunoConcept, University of Bordeaux, France, Organized by T. Pradeu   Schedule 4:00-4:30pm   Anthony Poole, Using experimental evolution to test the …

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Nov 2022
Nov 28, 2022
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Workshop: Challenges of AI in biology and medicine

Summary AI techniques have led to spectacular advances in many different fields, such as image recognition, language processing, and chess. In the scientific context, the most recent example is the …

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Nov 13, 2022
Pittsburgh,

Third PhilInBioMed Meeting Pittsburgh USA

. November 13th-14th, 2022 Pittsburgh (United States of America) Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, Commonwealth Room   The third Philosophy in Biology and Medicine (PhilInBioMed) Network Meeting took place in-person in …

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Nov 10, 2022

PhilInBioMed at PSA Pittsburgh

Many PhilInBioMed members will participate in the 28th Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Meeting in Pittsburgh, USA.

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Oct 2022
Oct 21, 2022
Centre de Génomique Fonctionnelle, Salle de réunion Sud, 146 rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33800 France
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Workshop on biology, mathematics, and philosophy.

On October 21st, we will have the pleasure to welcome Frederic Barraquand for a small workshop on biology, mathematics, and philosophy. Frederic is a quantitative ecologist based in Bordeaux and interested …

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Oct 06, 2022
Arcachon, Hotel de la Plage, 10, Avenue Nelly Deganne
Arcachon, 33120 France
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Fifth Philosophy of Cancer Biology Workshop: Cancer and Evolution

This workshop will explore cancer from an evolutionary perspective, with a strong focus on how cancer appeared and evolved and on the different forms of cancer across taxa. Schedule Speakers …

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Sep 2022
Sep 05, 2022
Pôle juridique Pey Berland, Université de Bordeaux, 35 place Pey Berland
Bordeaux, France
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European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences: Dealing with Complexity in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences

EASPLS 2022 Sixth European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS)   “Dealing with Complexity in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences”   Institute for Philosophy in Biology …

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Jul 2022
Jul 07, 2022

Workshop, Interdisciplinarity in Neuroscience: What are the issues?

The study of the brain, because of the immense complexity of this organ, has involved scientific research strategies at very different scales and levels of organization. As a result, neuroscience …

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Dec 2021
Dec 06, 2021
Bordeaux Campus Victoire, Amphi Sigalas, 3ter Place de la Victoire
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Fourth Philosophy of Cancer Biology Workshop

The Fourth Philosophy of Cancer Biology Workshop will be held in Bordeaux, France. Campus Victoire Amphi Sigalas (Building C - 2nd Floor) 3ter Place de la Victoire, 33000 Bordeaux, France …

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Nov 2020
Nov 23, 2020

Bordeaux-Sydney Mini-Workshop on Philosophy of Biology and Biomedicine, featuring junior & senior speakers

Monday, November 23rd (Chair: Imane Barbara) 9h-9h30: Paul Griffiths, "Mismatch in evolutionary medicine" 9h30-10h: Jan Pieter Konsman, "A balance sheet of homeostasis: Some discipline!" (Chair: Kate Lynch) 10h-10h30: Walter Weit, …

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Oct 2020
Oct 05, 2020
IBGC University of Bordeaux,

Third Philosophy of Cancer Biology Workshop, with Fanny Jaulin and Andrei Seluanov (via Zoom)

  Videos of talks available below   Program and list of speakers Program 3rd Philosophy of Cancer Biology Workshop (please click to enlarge) Plenary speakers Fanny Jaulin (Gustave Roussy, INSERM, …

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Sep 2020
Sep 18, 2020

Mini-Workshop on homeostasis (in French)

14h-14h40 : Bertrand Daignan-Fornier (IBGC), "Homéostasie, une perspective évolutive" 14h40-15h20 : Thomas Pradeu (ImmunoConcept), "Tolérance à la maladie et homéostasie" 15h20-15h40 : Pause 15h40-16h20 : Jan Pieter Konsman (Incia), "Homéostasie, …

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Jul 2020
Jul 06, 2020
Zoom,

Maria Blasco (CNIO, Madrid): Telomerase Activation for the Treatment of Telomere Loss Disorders

  Telomeres are nucleoprotein complexes which protect the ends of linear chromosomes and which play a pivotal role in cellular and organismal ageing. Over the past two decades short telomeres …

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Feb 2020
Feb 17, 2020
Salle de conférence du Centre de génomique fonctionnelle,

Thomas Kirkwood (Newcastle University and University of Copenhagen) – Understanding Ageing: The Great Puzzle of Our Time

Thomas Kirkwood is Professor Emeritus of the Newcastle University, where he has headed the Institute for Ageing and Health, and he is an Affiliate Professor at the Center for Healthy …

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Feb 17, 2020
Centre de Génomique Fonctionnelle, Salle de réunion Nord, 146 Rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33706 France
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Workshop on aging with Thomas Kirkwood

Workshop on the evolution of aging, with Thomas Kirkwood (Institute for Aging, Newcastle University). Bringing together philosophers and biologists, the workshop will examine the physiologically based evolutionary hypothesis of aging …

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Jan 2020
Jan 20, 2020
Pôle juridique Pey Berland, Université de Bordeaux, 35 place Pey Berland
Bordeaux, France
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Second Philosophy of Cancer Biology Workshop, with Jerome Galon and Joel Brown (Pey Berland, Bordeaux, France)

January 20th-21st, 2020 University of Bordeaux (France) Campus Pey Berland (35 Place Pey Berland 33000 Bordeaux)   The University of Bordeaux, the CNRS, ImmunoConcEpT, and PhilInBioMed host the second international …

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Dec 2019
Dec 12, 2019
Salle de conférence du Centre de génomique fonctionnelle,
Oct 2019
Oct 16, 2019
Bordeaux Campus Pey Berland, salle RE, 35 Place Pey Berland
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Oct 16, 2019
Bordeaux Campus Pey Berland, salle RE, 35 Place Pey Berland
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Oct 14, 2019
Pôle juridique Pey Berland, Université de Bordeaux, 35 place Pey Berland
Bordeaux, France
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Second meeting of the Philosophy in Biology and Medicine (PhilInBioMed) international network (Bordeaux, France)

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, …

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Oct 03, 2019

Conference The Definitions of Humanity (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, Archéopole & Les Eyzies, Dordogne, France)

The Definitions of Humanity Philosophy, Cognition, Paleoanthropology ______________________________________________ Organisation Etienne Bimbenet (Université Bordeaux Montaigne, SPH) Mathilde Lequin (Université Bordeaux Montaigne, SPH) Bruno Maureille (CNRS, Université de Bordeaux, Ministère de la Culture, …

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Jun 2019
Jun 27, 2019
Institut de Biochimie et Génétique Cellulaires, 146 rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33800 France
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Stuart Firestein (Columbia University) – How Biology Perceives Chemistry: the mammalian olfactory system

Stuart Firestein is the Chair of Columbia University’s Department of Biological Sciences where his colleagues and he study the vertebrate olfactory system. Dedicated to promoting the accessibility of science to …

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Jun 27, 2019
Institut de Biochimie et Génétique Cellulaires, 146 rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33800 France
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Stuart Firestein (Columbia University) – How Biology Perceives Chemistry: the mammalian olfactory system

Stuart Firestein is the Chair of Columbia University’s Department of Biological Sciences where his colleagues and he study the vertebrate olfactory system. Dedicated to promoting the accessibility of science to …

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Jun 19, 2019

Jonathan Fuller (IHPST, University of Toronto, Canada) – Epidemiologic Evidence: Use at Your Own Risk?

Jonathan Fuller is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) at the University of Toronto, Chair of the Toronto Philosophy of …

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Jun 19, 2019

Jonathan Fuller (IHPST, University of Toronto, Canada) – Epidemiologic Evidence: Use at Your Own Risk?

Jonathan Fuller is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) at the University of Toronto, Chair of the Toronto Philosophy of …

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Apr 2019
Apr 29, 2019
Centre de Génomique Fonctionnelle, Salle de réunion Sud, Bordeaux,
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Workshop with Deborah Gordon (Stanford University) – Interaction networks: From ant colonies to the immune system

Presentation of the topic In her work on ants, Deborah Gordon has shown that collective behavior operates without central control, through interactions among individuals. Like any phenotypic trait, the process …

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Mar 2019
Mar 26, 2019
Bordeaux Campus Pey Berland – Salon d’Honneur, 35 place Pey Berland
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Workshop with Ezio Laconi (Cagliari) – Cancer and the Tumor Microenvironment: Development, Evolution, and the Microbiota

The ERC IDEM is proud to host this one day workshop with Ezio Laconi on Cancer and the Tumor Microenvironment: Development, Evolution, and the Microbiota.   Workshop program     …

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Mar 26, 2019
Bordeaux Campus Pey Berland – Salon d’Honneur, 35 place Pey Berland
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Workshop with Ezio Laconi (Cagliari) – Cancer and the Tumor Microenvironment: Development, Evolution, and the Microbiota

The ERC IDEM is proud to host this one day workshop with Ezio Laconi on Cancer and the Tumor Microenvironment: Development, Evolution, and the Microbiota.   Workshop program     …

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Mar 21, 2019
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Imagerie Service, 1st floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33076 France
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Andreas Bergthaler (Viral Diseases & Inflammation, CeMM, Vienna): Infection-Associated Cachexia – Boon or Bane?

  Andreas Bergthaler is head of the lab Viral Diseases and Inflammation at the CeMM – Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria and …

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Jan 2019
Jan 25, 2019
Institut de Biochimie et Génétique Cellulaires, 146 rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33800 France
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Emmanuel Farge (Institut Curie, France), Mechanotransduction in development, evolution and cancer

Emmanuel Farge is Research Director at INSERM, Mechanics and Genetics of Embryonic and Tumoral Development group, UMR 168 Physico-Chimie Curie, Institut Curie -  Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University.   …

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Dec 2018
Dec 17, 2018
Bordeaux Campus Victoire, Amphi Sigalas, 3ter Place de la Victoire
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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International Workshop with Jacob Stegenga on his book Medical Nihilism (Bordeaux, France) (Philosophy of Medicine)

  The publication of Jacob Stegenga's Medical Nihilism in 2018 is a major event for philosophy of medicine. The conclusion of the book, namely, that we ought to have low confidence in …

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Dec 17, 2018
Bordeaux Campus Victoire, Amphi Sigalas, 3ter Place de la Victoire
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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International Workshop with Jacob Stegenga on his book Medical Nihilism (Bordeaux, France) (Philosophy of Medicine)

  The publication of Jacob Stegenga's Medical Nihilism in 2018 is a major event for philosophy of medicine. The conclusion of the book, namely, that we ought to have low confidence in …

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Nov 2018
Nov 22, 2018
Pôle Universitaire des Sciences de Gestion (PUSG), Université de Bordeaux, Room C002, Bordeaux, 33000 France
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First meeting of the Philosophy in Biology and Medicine (PhilInBioMed) international network (Bordeaux, France)

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, …

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Oct 2018
Oct 15, 2018
PUSG, 15 rue Abadie
Bordeaux, 33100 France
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Philosophy of Cancer Biology Workshop, with Hans Clevers (PUSG, University of Bordeaux, France)

The University of Bordeaux, the CNRS, ImmunoConcEpT, and PhilInBioMed host an international workshop on the Philosophy of Cancer Biology in Bordeaux, France, organized by Sara Green, Lucie Laplane, Maël Lemoine, …

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Jun 2018
Jun 19, 2018
Pôle juridique Pey Berland, Université de Bordeaux, 35 place Pey Berland
Bordeaux, France
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Workshop on robustness: Philosophical, biological and medical issues (Pey Berland, University of Bordeaux, France)

Fridolin Gross: "Robust mechanisms or mechanisms of robustness?" Marie-Elise Truchetet & Thomas Pradeu: "Re-thinking our understanding of immunity: Robustness in the tissue reconstruction system" Jonathan Sholl: "Physiological robustness" Paul Griffiths: Beyond …

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Jun 19, 2018
Pôle juridique Pey Berland, Université de Bordeaux, 35 place Pey Berland
Bordeaux, France
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Workshop on robustness: Philosophical, biological and medical issues (Pey Berland, University of Bordeaux, France)

Fridolin Gross: "Robust mechanisms or mechanisms of robustness?" Marie-Elise Truchetet & Thomas Pradeu: "Re-thinking our understanding of immunity: Robustness in the tissue reconstruction system" Jonathan Sholl: "Physiological robustness" Paul Griffiths: Beyond …

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May 2018
May 17, 2018
University of Utah, United States
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Philosophy of Biology at the Mountains (Utah, USA)

(Image credit: University of Utah) The Philosophy of Biology at the Mountains (POBAM) workshop is a biennial forum for new work in the philosophy of biology. The workshop provides an …

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May 03, 2018
San Sebastian, San Sebastian, Spain
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Nov 2017
Nov 06, 2017
Bordeaux Campus Victoire, Amphi Sigalas, 3ter Place de la Victoire
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Interdisciplinary Workshop on Holobionts

Image Credit: Megan Diddie. Microbes play a significant role in the evolution, development, health, and ecological interactions of multicellular organisms. The importance of microbial interactions is now widely recognized and …

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Dec 2016
Dec 13, 2016
La Victoire, Université de Bordeaux, Place de la Victoire
Bordeaux, France
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Plant & Philosophy

Journée organisée dans le cadre du séminaire Philosophie & Biologie de l'université de Bordeaux et de l'axe transversal Biodiversité et société de l'Unité mixte de recherche Biogeco (Inra - université …

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