European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) (External organisation)

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network


Bio-objects and their Boundaries: Governing Matters at the Intersection of Society, Politics, and Science

Europe seeks to become the most dynamic knowledge-based economy of the globe, and the production and circulation of “bio-objects”, such as stem cells, chimera, tissue samples or genetically modified organisms, play a key part in this endeavour. This Action develops novel interdisciplinary tools based on a range of evidence that will improve our understanding of “bio-objects”, their production and governance. The core questions answered through this COST Action are: how are the boundaries between human and animal, organic and non-organic, living and the non-living opened up?; how do bio-objects change social relations?; how does the public-private interface shape the making of bio-objects?; and finally, how does the governance of bio-objects perform at different levels, from the level of the European Union and its Member States to the sub-political level, and finally in clinics and laboratories?

Body affiliation: Management committee member/coordinator
Period14 Sep 201012 Dec 2014
Held atEuropean Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), Finland
Degree of RecognitionInternational