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Gifford Lecture and Masterclass: Professor Sheila Jasanoff, ‘Social Orders in Scientific Biomedicine’, Edinburgh

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Regulation in Action: Social Orders in Scientific Biomedicine Insights from the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) have profoundly altered our understanding of the relation between technoscience and politics. Rather than viewing them as separate spheres, STS scholars have demonstrated that epistemic and social orders are coproduced. Further, by moving attention to the effects… Continue reading

Biomedical Research Ethics Film Festival, Edinburgh, 4-6 Dec 2015

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Biomedical Research Ethics Film Festival Edinburgh, Fri 4th – Sun 6th December 2015 How does biomedical research take place? Is it safe? Who undertakes the research? Should vulnerable individuals, such as children, be used in biomedical investigations? The Biomedical Research Ethics Film Festival, the first of its kind, will seek to answer some of these… Continue reading

Guest Lecture, Prof. John Abraham (KCL): ‘Pharmaceutical Progress and Promissory Science: Regulatory Change, Innovation, and Public Health’, Edinburgh

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Professor John Abraham, Pharmaceutical Progress and Promissory Science: Regulatory Change, Innovation, and Public Health Date: 12-1pm, Thursday 3rd December 2015 Venue: Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre, Doorway 1, Teviot Place, Edinburgh   Abstract Drawing on years of fieldwork in the US and the EU, this lecture examines the relationship between government measures to stimulate and increase the… Continue reading

Call for applications: 2015-2016 Medical Humanities PhD Scholarship, Edinburgh

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Now accepting applications: 2015-16 Maclagan Prize Scholarship The Mason Institute are pleased to announce the 2015-16 Maclagan Prize Scholarship for a student already pursuing or wishing to pursue a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. The topic of the PhD research project must be within the broad areas and themes of the Mason Institute – that… Continue reading

Mason Institute, Medicolegal Symposium: Aspects of Neuro Law, 13th-14th Nov 2015, Edinburgh

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The extended programme for the Mason Institute Medicolegal Symposium has now been released: Medicolegal Symposium: Aspects of Neuro Law Friday 13th November – Saturday 14th November 2015 St Leonard’s Hall, The University of Edinburgh   Friday 13th November   12.15          Registration desk opens. Tea and Coffee available on arrival 13.00          Welcome and Introduction to Neurolaw – Dr… Continue reading

3rd Annual Mason Institute Anniversary Event, Edinburgh

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Can We Speculate to Regenerate? Beyond the Hype in the Delivery of Future Medicines The Mason Institute will celebrate its 3rd anniversary on Thursday, 18 June 2015 at Surgeons’ Hall in Edinburgh. The theme of this year’s event will be “Can We Speculate to Regenerate? Beyond the Hype in the Delivery of Futures Medicines” and… Continue reading

Prof Simon Halliday, Mason Institute, 21st May

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Please join us on Thursday, 21 May 2015 for a special MI Visiting Scholar Lunch with Prof Simon Halliday from the University of York, taking place from 1:00pm – 2:00pm in the Neil MacCormick Room in Old College (University of Edinburgh).   Prof Halliday is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Edinburgh Law School and… Continue reading

‘Commercialisation of Tissue and Data’, Mason Institute, 26th February

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The Mason Institute invites you to join us for our next MI Roadshow Lunch this Thursday, 26th February from 12:30pm – 2:00pm. This month, we’ll be at Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and discussing “The Commercialisation of Tissue and Data” with a presentation by Dr Mark Taylor (Sheffield University) and responses… Continue reading

Screening of GATTACA, Edinburgh, 26th March

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The Mason Institute are planning to show GATTACA in the Brass Monkey (4 Drummond Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 9TU) on Thursday 26th March from 5.30 till 8pm. Dr Shona Kerr has very kindly agreed to give a short talk about some of the issues raised by the film (see here for her research profile) in… Continue reading