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Hallam Stevens on the Starting-up of Biology

Hallam Stevens, BGI
Hallam Stevens, BGI
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Hallam Stevens on the Starting-up of Biology
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Hallam Stevens
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Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:00am
End Time: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:00pm
E2 599
Jenny Reardon

The BGI group, based in Shenzhen, China, is one of the world’s largest and most successful genomics companies. Most commentaries on BGI have focused, quite narrowly, on the organization’s ambitions for scaling-up biology into a high-throughput production line. Drawing on ethnography, performance studies, and urban studies, Hallam situates BGI’s laboratories and work within the local economic, social, political, and urban contexts within which it exists.

RSVP to the 12noon lunch by Friday, April 19. Lunch is limited to 15.  Miss the April 19 RSVP deadline? Bring your lunch and join us!

Hallam Stevens is a leading scholar of the ethics and social studies of bio information. Hallam is Associate Professor in the History Programme and in the School of Biological Sciences at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the Associate Director (Academic) of the NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity where he teaches classes on genomics, the life sciences, big data, and the history of computers as well as on food history and history of science and technology more generally.

Co-hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute and the Science & Justice Research Center.