Human genomics and big data: the need for responsible research and innovation

Human genomics and big data: the need for responsible research and innovation

Date:
14 March 2016 17:00 hrs.
Location:
Hippocrates room, route 77
Title:
Advanced course Human Genomics and Medical Technology
Speaker(s):

Martijntje Smits

Host(s):

Simone Naber, IQ healthcare

14-03-2016 17:00:00Europe/AmsterdamAdvanced course Human Genomics and Medical Technology Hippocrates room, route 77Rimlsrimls@radboudumc.nl

Remarks / more information:

Advanced course Human Genomics and Medical Technology

Martijntje Smits is a philosopher of technology, an engineer and a scholar in innovation sciences. In her teaching and her research she focuses on social controversies about new technologies.

How does technology change our daily practices, power balances, self-images, moral convictions and imagination? How can we domesticate technology in a just and socially robust way? Why and how should we include diverse groups and expertises in the innovation process? What is the effect of time-saving and efficiency?

Martijntje's mission: improve the quality of dialogues between scientists, engineers, humanities scholars, users and citizens. As such I contribute to the quality of future visions on science & society in order to improve joint reflection on goals, methods and risks.
I am fascinated by tense relations between science and society. In my lectures, research and writings I articulate new normative questions regarding innovation and discuss these with a wide audience. Engaged in vision-making on diverse innovation topics, I link many disciplines and involve other parties and views as much as possible.
The public dialogue about new science and technologies shows a reiterative pattern. What is behind recurrent hopes and fears about new technologies? How does science change our worlds, daily practices, power balances, self-images, moral convictions and imagination? How can we domesticate technology in a just and socially robust way? 

http://www.martijntjesmits.nl/

Please register by sending an e-mail to:

Simone Naber

Coordinator Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics,
Advanced course Suffering Death and Palliative Care,
Advanced course Human Genomics and Medical Technology

Simone.Naber@radboudumc.nl
T +31 (0)24 361 33 59

 



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