Challenges of in silico medicine

Geometry simulation for "The Thread of Red", by artist Paola Grossi Gondi, 2015. See BioTechnoPractice and Paola Grossi Gondi's Thread of Red.
Geometry simulation for “The Thread of Red”, by artist Paola Grossi Gondi, 2015. See BioTechnoPractice and Paola Grossi Gondi’s Thread of Red.

In silico modeling promises to overcome the limitations of the in vitro and in vivo experimental models used to represent human biological systems, but also the limits on our cognitive capacities to store, analyze and represent the enormous amount of information needed to reliably and accurately capture system complexity and variability. In this thread, BTP reflects on the philosophical foundations of in silico modeling and on the various implications of its biomedical applications: drugs, devices, and clinical trials.

Call for applications for a temporary research fellowship: Self-on-a-Chip

Call for applications for a temporary research fellowship: Self-on-a-Chip

A public call for applications is issued for the award of 1 temporary research fellowship for research activities within the “Self-on-Chip: A Study of Embodiment in Innovative 3D Cell-Culture Models” project (April 2016 – April 2017). Deadline for applications: August 30, 2016 The project [...]
In Silico Modeling: the Human Factor

In Silico Modeling: the Human Factor

Marta Bertolaso and Miles MacLeod are editors of Issue 30 (April 2016) of Humana.Mente -- Journal of Philosophical Studies, entitled "In Silico Modeling: the Human Factor". The issue reflects on the human dimensions inherent to bio-medical and social applications of in silico modelling, as well as o[...]
Self-on-a-Chip: A Study of Embodiment in Innovative 3D Cell-Culture Models

Self-on-a-Chip: A Study of Embodiment in Innovative 3D Cell-Culture Models

A science-philosophy research project funded by the Institute for Philosophy of Scientific and Technological Practice (FAST) at University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome. Start: April 2016 Duration: 1+1 years Cells-on-chip are in vitro models of biological microenvironments that combine co-culture p[...]
In silico Medicine Workshop

In silico Medicine Workshop

Barcelona, June 3, 2015, h 13:30-18:30. In silico modeling promises to overcome the limitations of the in vitro and in vivo experimental models used to represent human biological systems, but also the limits on our cognitive capacities to store, analyze and represent the enormous amount of informat[...]