Theoretical Underpinnings of Molecular Biology

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ThUMB Team at the 1st CPI PhD Conference

The 1st International PhD student conference entitled “Contemporary Philosophical Issues PhD” was organized by PhD students from the Department of Philosophy, University of Rijeka, members of the Postgraduate Doctoral Programme “Philosophy and Contemporaneity”. The conference was held online, January 18… Continue Reading →

New project member – doctoral researcher

Aleksandar V. Božić has joined the ThUMB project as a doctoral researcher. Aleksandar will engage in: 1) examining the concept of life/being alive, particularly in molecular biology as well as in virology and astrobiology; 2) assessing the problem of demarcation… Continue Reading →

Mind, World and Action Conference

Martina Blečić presented her research at the conference Mind, World and Action organised by the IUC Dubrovnik from the 14th to the 18th of September 2020. In the talk ‘The notion of “information” in  biology: insights from the philosophy of language’ she articulated the… Continue Reading →

New project member – postdoc researcher joins our project!

Martina Blečić is a new project member joining our ThUMB team. Martina is a postdoc researcher that will contribute to ThUMB’s research by exploring how scientific decision-making and dissemination of research results relate to the public understanding of the life… Continue Reading →

Paper published in the Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

The paper “Postgenomics function monism” by Zdenka Brzović and Predrag Šustar was published in the journal “Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences”. Postgenomics function monism – ScienceDirect

Great Success By Our Project Member!

Our consultant on ThUMB project, professor Igor Jurak, is a member of a group that successfully sequenced genome of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) that produces COVID-19. First analysis of the genome in Croatia was conducted in Institute Ruđer Bošković in Zagreb,… Continue Reading →

Vito Balorda at Ruđer Bošković Institute

Our doctoral student – associate Vito Balorda visited Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb and participated in activities of the research group (Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics) lead by ThUMB associate Tomislav Domazet-Lošo. His stay (23 September – 31 October 2019) was… Continue Reading →

EPSA19 conference

Predrag Šustar, Zdenka Brzović and Vito Balorda delivered talks at the EPSA19, 7th Biennial EPSA Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association. Conference was held at Geneve (Switzerland) (11-14 September 2019). Zdenka Brzović delivered a talk entitled: Natural Kinds,… Continue Reading →

ThUMB at the ISHPSSB conference in Oslo

ThUMB team (Šustar, Brzović and Balorda) delivered talks at the ISHPSSB conference held in Oslo (7 – 12 July) in a format of a traditional session entitled: On the origin of genes (by means of natural selection). The International Society for… Continue Reading →

ThUMB’s Summer School Recap

ThUMB’s Summer School in Philosophy of the Life Sciences: Molecular Biology and Evolution (funded by Croatian Science Foundation) was held from 15th to 18th July at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka. Hereby, ThUMB team wishes… Continue Reading →

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