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.
Posted: November 22, 2019