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Theoretical Underpinnings of Molecular Biology

Summer School in Philosophy of the Life Sciences: Molecular Biology and Evolution

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The ThUMB 2019 Summer School in Philosophy of the Life Sciences: Molecular Biology and Evolution, funded by the Croatian Science Foundation will take place at the University of Rijeka, from July 15 to July 18, 2019. The Summer School has… Continue Reading →

Predrag Šustar held a lecture

ThUMB leader Predrag Šustar held a lecture entitled: “Clash of ‘big’ and ‘small’ scientific projects in contemporary biology” on April 11th 2019, at the Department of philosophy, University of Zadar (Croatia).

Upcoming conference in Oslo (July 2019)

We are delighted to announce that our Traditional session proposal, entitled “On the origin of Genes (by Means of Natural Selection)” has been accepted by the organizing committee of ISHPSSB conference that will be held in Oslo from 7th to… Continue Reading →

New project member – PhD student

PhD student Vito Balorda, from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka has been selected as a new project member. He will mostly address issues about scientific explanation in molecular biology.

Zdenka Brzović held a conference presentation

Zdenka Brzović held a presentation titled “The Causal-Mechanical Explanation without Decomposition: The case of orphan genes” (co-authored with Predrag Šustar)  at the The German Society for Philosophy of Science Third Conference, hosted by the Universität zu Köln, 25.-27. February 2019.

Predrag Šustar held a lecture

18th December 2018, project leader Predrag Šustar held a lecture at Italian High School in Rijeka, Croatia entitled “Filosofia e Biologia”.

Tomislav Domazet-Lošo held a lecture

17th December 2018, Tomislav Domazet-Lošo held a lecture entitled “The Evolution of Multicellular Complexity” at University of Rijeka, Department of Biotechnology.

Zdenka Brzović defended her PhD thesis

13th December 2018. Zdenka Brzović defended her PhD thesis entitled „Scientific Kinds in the Biomedical Sciences: Epistemological and Ontological Aspects“.

Conference presentation

On November 1, 2018, ThUMB leader – Predrag Šustar and project associate – Zdenka Brzović, held a conference presentation entitled “The Origin of Genes: Causal-Mechanical Explanation without Decomposition” on the Twenty-Sixth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association in… Continue Reading →

ThUMB project

Welcome to the website of the research project Theoretical Underpinnings of Molecular Biology (ThUMB)! Project is financed by the Croatian Science Foundation (grant number IP-2018-01-3378) and hosted by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Rijeka at the University of… Continue Reading →

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