EGENIS book launch/seminar: "A History of Genomics Across Species, Communities and Projects’", Dr Miguel García-Sancho (University of Edinburgh) & Dr James Lowe (University of Exeter)
Egenis seminar series
This event celebrates the launch of 'A History of Genomics Across Species, Communities and Projects', by Miguel García-Sancho and James Lowe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023).
|An Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences seminar
|4 December 2023
|15:30 to 17:00
In this book launch event, Miguel García-Sancho and James Lowe will show how examinations of the historical trajectories of genomics across multiple species have enabled them to differentiate and historicise: key objects and products of genomics; the relationship of particular scientific communities to genomic sequencing; and the periodisations and trajectories of genomic endeavours.
They demonstrate that as it has matured, genomics has manifested a plethora of objects, tools and resources with varying affordances and limitations across many species. Starting with reference genomes – standard DNA sequences for given species linked to other forms of biological data in informatics infrastructures – they outline how webs of linked standards and resources constitute substrates for multiple scientific and practical endeavours.
The ways in which these webs ramify and reticulate enable new appreciation of the different facets of the scaffolding of data, knowledge and translation by researchers and institutions across the life sciences.
As well as highlighting key themes of their new book and the wider programme of research it emerged from, the authors indicate the fresh lines of inquiry arising from it.
Sabina Leonelli will introduce the event and facilitate discussion after the presentations by Miguel García-Sancho and James Lowe.
Venue: Byrne House, Streatham Campus (places limited)
Virtual: via Zoom
Please note that this has been updated from seminar "Webs of reference: how genomics helps us appreciate the scaffolding of data, knowledge and translation in the life sciences" with Dr James Lowe.