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Prof Marta Bertolaso
Professional Title: Researcher
Primary domain: philosophy of science and bio-medicine, ethics, science and society, epistemological values
Organization name: Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
Organization type: Academia/Research
City / Country: Rome - Italy
Marta Bertolaso is Assistant Professor for Philosophy of Science in the Faculty of Engineering and at in the Institute of Philosophy of the Scientific and Technological Practice at University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome. After working for some years in lab, she developed her academic career to the Philosophy of Life Sciences getting a PhD and the Italian Abilitazione Nazionale for an Associate Professor Position in Philosophy of Science in 2014. Since 2011 she worked, supported by Visiting or Scholar Fellowships, in various international research centres for Philosophy of Science, such as the Centre of History and Philosophy of Science of the University of Pittsburgh (PA, USA), Egenis (Centre Of Studies of Life Sciences), University of Exeter (UK), Centre of Biomedical Humanities of the Department of Experimental Oncology of IEO, University of Milan, and IHPST (Intitut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Science et des Techniques) in Paris. She is the promoter and coordinator of the BTP project (www.biotechnopractice.org) and P.I. or member of other funded national and international research projects dealing with new epistemological and philosophical challenges in the fields of ‘In Silico Medicine’, ‘Philosophy of organized systems’, and ‘Care Sciences and Management’. She is currently lecturer for philosophy of science and bioethics in different universities in Italy, Munich and St. Louis (USA). Among her books: How Science works. Choosing Levels of Explanation in Biological Sciences, Aracne s.r.l., Rome, 2013; The Future of Scientific Practice: ‘Bio-Techno- Logos’, Pickering & Chatto Publishers, London, 2015; Philosophy of Cancer – A Dynamic and Relational View. HPTLS Springer Series, 2016.