Register: Data, Knowledge, and Genomic Causality

December 9-10, 2019, Ben-Gurion University - Beesheva, Israel

The 10th international workshop of the Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beesheva, Israel will take place on 9-10 December 2019 in the auditorium of the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology Building (Building 51).

Titled Data, Knowledge and Genomic Causality, this two-day workshop will explore how the era of ‘Big Data’ technology and computation has impacted scientific practice and philosophy in 21st-century informational biology.

Just a few of talks include:

  • James Briscoe, Francis Crick Institute, U.K
    “Gene regulatory networks and embryonic pattern formation: Experiment, theory and simulation”
  • Douglas Erwin, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, U.S.A.
    “Inferring ancestral functions for highly conserved developmental genes in early animals and their ancestors”
  • Dan Graur, University of Houston, U.S.A.
    “Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, wisdom is not truth: The many methodological crimes of data-driven big science”
  • Jeremy Gunawardena, Harvard Medical School, U.S.A.
    “Beyond ‘Big Data’ and ‘Big Model’: The role of abstraction in biology”
  • Robert Weinberg, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, U.S.A.
    “The significant limits of genomic analyses”

Further information and the full program can be found here.

Registration is free, but required for planning purposes.

Posted: November 22, 2019