New Doctoral Workshops

In the summer semester 2017, the Integrative Graduate Center “TechnoScienceStudies” at MCTS will again be offering several doctoral workshops. In these workshops doctoral candidates practice and develop important academic and scholarly skills, examine issues regarding applied research, and reflect on academic work with respect to political, economic and public media-related aspects. Please click[more]

Absolutely fabulous: 1st doctorate at MCTS completed

On March 20, 2017, Christoph Schneider successfully completed the oral examination for his doctorate, in which he dealt with “Transforming TechKnowledgies: the Case of Open Digital Fabrication”. Christoph Schneider’s doctoral project focuses on the sphere of ‘open digital fabrication’, in which technologies such as 3D-printing are being developed and used in ‘open’ settings, including open source[more]

#mytopic.in.society - MCTS Doctoral Colloquium

Presenting and discussing doctoral projects with peers and more is an integral part of the doctoral studies at MCTS – in order to get to know the various projects, support them and see the work develop. On February 13 and 14, 2017, this semester's doctoral colloquium #mytopic.in.society featured nine MCTS doctoral candidates presenting the current state of their doctoral projects to an audience o[more]

Ruth Müller and Mark Hanson: Epigenetic inheritance and the responsibility for health in society

In a commentary for the biomedical journal The Lancet Diabestes & Endocrinology, Ruth Müller, Professor of Science and Technology Policy at MCTS and the School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, and Prof. Mark Hanson, President of the International Society for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease recently discussed how epigenetics might change notions of responsibility for health in s[more]

Panel on Epigenetics, Health and Society draws large public interest

On Jan 18, 2017, the Professorship for Science and Technology Policy (Prof. Ruth Müller) organized a public panel discussion on “Rethinking the Genome. Epigenetics, Health and Society”. In front of about 130 interested guests, international experts from the life sciences, the social sciences and the humanities discussed the opportunities and challenges of epigenetic research for science and socie[more]