The Organisms and Us research group are pleased to announce our latest publication: How to choose your research organism. This paper takes a critical look at August Krogh's famous principle that for every research problem there exists a "convenient" organism with which to study it. Using empirical data and philosophical analysis we show that biologists employ a wide range of interacting criteria to make highly contextualised judgements about organism choice. Have a read!
Thank you to everyone who came along to today's Organisms and Us Ethics, Naming, and Communication with Organisms workshop and contributed to such reflective and constructive discussions around the presentation topics.
In this upcoming workshop we look forward to hearing from a range of local and visiting academics and postgraduates talking about their current research within the Organisms and Us project.
Earlier this month, the Organisms and Us research group were pleased to welcome visiting scholar Dr Jason Robert, from the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University.
Organisms and Us Seminar: Building the case for comparative neurobiology
A conference co-organized by the Organisms and Us project of the Australian Research Council and the Animal Nexus project of the Wellcome Trust.