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The involvement of social scientists in nanotechnology and synthetic biology

Dr Emma Frow | Science and Technology Studies | 01 August 2010

Nanotechnology and synthetic biology are emerging technologies with the potential to be both transformative and socially disruptive. Both have involved social scientists from the outset, and this involvement is becoming increasingly important in gove ...

Agricultural biotechnology and civil society in sub-saharan africa

Dr Matthew Harsh | Science and Technology Studies | 01 November 2007

This postdoctoral fellowship will advance our understanding of the creation of research and innovation capabilities in developing countries – highlighting the roles of non-governmental organisations in the specific case of agricultural biotechno ...

The transition to a sustainable bio-economy: innovation and expectations

Professor Mark Harvey | Sociology | 01 October 2007

How can innovation both enhance economic growth and achieve sustainability through the development of renewable biologically-based resources to provide alternatives to petrochemical-based platforms for energy and materials? The combination of drivers ...

Spaces of stem cell science: exploring processes of translational research

Professor Steven Wainwright | Sociology | 01 March 2007

The project develops our esrc research on stem cell transplantation for diabetes and liver disease, which explored the sociological themes of ethics, expectations, the body, and science studies. This new research focuses on 'disease in a dish' approa ...

The ivf-stem cell interface: a sociology of embryo transfer

Professor Sarah Franklin | Area & Development Studies | 01 March 2007

As the social life of the human embryo has become more complex and multi-faceted, so it has acquired increasingly elaborate public, visual, legal, scientific, medical and regulatory dimensions. This project examines both the unique history of public ...

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