Short CV/Education and training

  • 2009 – 2012
    Acting Director/Co-Director ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society

  • 1992
    M.phil. in Philosophy (major), Sociology and Psychoanalysis (minor), Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • 1984
    A levels ("Abitur"), Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Gymnasium Bayreuth, Germany

Selected publications

  • Books:

  • 'Das paradoxe Subjekt. Unterwerfung und Widerstand bei Judith Butler und Michel Foucault'. Tübingen: edition diskord, 2000

  • with Manzeschke, A., Pichl, A. (eds.) The Matrix of Stem Cell Science Revisited. Routledge, Genetics in Society Series, in press, May 2018.

  • with Tutton, R and Sturdy, S (eds.): British Journal of Sociology, 'Genetics and the Sociology of Identity', October 2013

  • with Bender, W and Manzei, A. (eds.) 'Crossing Borders'. Agenda Verlag, 2006

  • (ed.), 'Humane Stammzellen – therapeutische Optionen, ökonomische Perspektiven, mediale Vermittlung'. Pabst Science Publishers, 2002

  • with Liebert, W. and Ludwig, H., (eds.)

    'Wissenschaft verantworten. Soziale und ethische Orientierung in der technischen Zivilisation', Münster: Agenda, 2001


  • with Jean Harrington, 'Translational Research: An Imperative Shaping the Spaces in Biomedicine?', TECNOSCIENZA, 5 (1) pp. 191-201.

  • with Tutton,R and Sturdy S, 'Suspect Technologies: Forensic Testing of Asylum Seekers at the UK Border'. Ethnic and Racial Studies 2014, Vo. 37(5): 738-52.

  • with Weber, S, 'Framing Pluripotency. IPS cells and the Shaping of Stem Cell Science', New Genetics and Society, 2011 Vol. 30 (4):415-431.

  • with Wilson-Kovacs, D and Weber, S, 'Stem Cells Clinical Trials for Cardiac Repair', Sociology of Health and Illness, 2010 Vol. 32 (1), pp. 89-105.

  • 'Toward a critical evaluation of protocell research', in Bedau, and Parke, MIT Press, 2009, pp. 307-332

Selected projects

  • 2015-2017 Host of Marie Curie Project with Dr Lorenzo Beltrame on Regulating Umbilical Cord Blood Biobanking in Europe, REGUCB

  • 2011-2017: Principle Investigator Workpackage 7 in BAMI: 'The effect of intracoronary reinfusion of bone marrow-derived mono-nuclear cells on all-cause mortality in acute myocardial infarction', EU FP7 HEALTH.2011.1.4-1: Regenerative medicine clinical trial

  • 2008 – 2009: 'Reproducing Organisms', with Christina Brandt, Exchange Egenis-Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, funded by British Council & DAAD

  • 2006 – 2009: 'Stem Cell Research in Context', Co-Investigator, ESRC (RES-349-25-0002)

  • 2002: 'The Potential for Social Conflict in Research with Embryonic and Adult Human Stem Cells', Co-I with Prof W. Bender, Berghof Foundation Grant

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • European Research Council Starting Grants Panel, 2015 – 2017

  • German Central Ethics Commission Stem Cell Research, 2014 – 2020

  • UK BBSRC Bioscience in Society Strategy Board, 2010 – 2016

  • ESRC Peer Reviewer, 2011 – 2016

  • European Research Council (ERC), "Advanced Grants" Reviewer Panel, 2011 – 2013

  • Evaluator Panel BMBF-Förderschwerpunkt "Ethische, rechtliche und soziale Aspekte der modernen Lebenswissenschaften", Fraunhofer Institut Karlsruhe and ZfS Vienna, 2015

  • Advisory Board Member: Placeb-O Project, Cambridge and Sussex and Durham, 2009 – 2010

  • Advisory Board Member: GENAU Project "Genetic 2007-2010 Testing and Changing Images of Human Life", Institute for Higher Studies, Vienna

  • Advisory Board Member: EU Innovation Platform for Tissue Engineering "REMEDY", 2006 – 2008


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