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2019-08-20

Part 2 of Wim HORDIK´s article on the history of origin of life research in ORBITER magazine

As a young student in Russia, Alexander Oparin learned about Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. However, even though it was a convincing theory of how life on earth had evolved, it did not have anything to say about how it started.

2020-05-24

Philosophical Aspects of the Species Problem and Their Bearing on Comparative Biology

Virtual KLI Colloquium: Frank ZACHOS (Natural History Museum, Vienna), 2 June 2020, 5.00 pm. [br] To join our online colloquium please register with Zoom.

2018-10-24

Philosophy Meets Art. On the Encounter between Gaston Bachelard and Albert Flocon

KLI Colloquium: Hans-Jörg RHEINBERGER (Max Planck Institute, Berlin), 30 October, 3.00 pm

2018-05-25

Plant Stress Physiology

KLI Colloquium: Özlem YILMAZ (KLI), 5 June, 3.00 pm

2018-11-13

Plasticity, Stress and Evolutionary Novelties

KLI Colloquium: Günter WAGNER (Yale University), Monday 19 November, 3.00 pm

2020-08-31

Pollution is strongly related to COVID-19 deaths in Italy

A new study by KLI Fellow Roberto Cazzolla Gatti (et al.) reveals how prolonged exposure to air pollution (especially to fine particles) has contributed to SARS-CoV-2 mortality and infections in Italy

2022-09-30

Pour une autre histoire des rapports économie-environnement

KLI fellow Marco P. Vianna Franco and coauthor Antoine Missemer blog about their new book, A History of Ecological Economic Thought, in the Chroniques de l'anthropocène.

2018-01-18

Pre-symptomatic Genetic Counselling in Austrian Clinical Practice

KLI Colloquium on Thursday 25 January 2018, 3.00 pm at the KLI. Speaker: Bernhard Hadolt (University of Vienna)

2021-06-17

Pregnant Females as Historical Individuals: An Insight from the Philosophy of Evo-Devo

Mihaela PAVLICEV (University of Vienna), Laura NUÑO DE LA ROSA (Complutense University of Madrid), & Arantza ETXEBERRÍA AGIRIANO (University of the Basque Country), 24 June 2021, 3.00 pm. To join our colloquium please register with Zoom.

2021-01-28

Pregnant females as historical individuals: an insight from the philosophy of evo-devo

Laura Nuño de la Rosa, Mihaela Pavlicev and Arantza Etxeberria propose a solution to the individuality of pregnancy.

2022-10-07

Press release: Public lectures reflect on long-reaching influence of Gregor Mendel on his 200th anniversary

The KLI Mendel Symposium, Mendel's Legacy in Science and Society, will be held from Oct 13th to 14th, 2022.

2022-12-14

Professional development at the KLI

Each winter, the KLI organizes a two-part professional development workshop for our fellows to get to know each other-- both as people and as researchers.

2020-09-30

Protect wildlife now to protect us from future pandemics

Four relevant actions should be taken into account to protect and conserve wildlife in this pandemic era.

2024-03-05

Raising awareness of ethics, equity and justice in land use change processes: interactive webinars in PLUS Change

Guido Caniglia and Marina Knickel in the KLI team are excited to continue their work in the recently launched EU Horizon project PLUS Change. This project will develop strategies and decision-making processes to transform land use by prioritizing societal well-being, climate goals, and biodiversity conservation. (Click on title to read more)

2023-07-16

Reading group: third meeting of the Vienna Science Studies Lab

The Vienna Science Studies Lab recently held its third meeting at the KLI, discussing Max Liboiron's "Pollution is Colonialism".

2020-06-09

Relativism in the Philosophy of Science

Virtual KLI Colloquium: Martin KUSCH (University of Vienna), 16 June 2020, 5.00 pm. [br] To join our online colloquium please register with Zoom. [br] Deadline for the registration: 3 pm on the day of the talk—no admission in the room after 5:05 pm!

2020-11-06

Remembering Werner Callebaut through his books

Six years ago, we lost Werner Callebaut, philosopher of the life sciences and long-serving scientific director of the KLI. In his memory, we laid out an exhibition of his vast literary collection.

2022-10-04

Report from the 2nd meeting of the KLI working group: Evolutionary theory for social-ecological change

Raf Jansen documents the working group's five-day stay at the KLI in pictures.

2024-02-13

Report: The 4th Meeting of the Vienna Science Studies Laboratory at Das Cafe

The 4th Meeting of the Vienna Science Studies Laboratory was held yesterday afternoon in the cozy ambience of Das Café in Vienna. The paper that was selected for this reading group’s discussion was Kelly et al. 2014 (The integration of social, behavioral, and biological mechanisms in models of pathogenesis). In a lively discussion, most participants contributed interesting points on various aspects of the paper, especially around the concepts of ‘lifeworlds’ and 'mixed mechanisms' in explaining diseases. (Click on title to read more on this report!)

2024-04-09

Report: The 5th Meeting of the Vienna Science Studies Laboratory

The 5th Meeting of the Vienna Science Studies Laboratory was held yesterday afternoon in the cool ambience of Das Café in Vienna. The paper that was selected for this reading group’s discussion was Anderson, W., 2004. Natural histories of infectious disease: Ecological vision in twentieth-century biomedical science. Osiris, 19, pp.39-61.