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Bruno J. Strasser


Bruno J. Strasser’s research focuses on the history of the life sciences in the twentieth and twenty–first centuries. He is currently finishing a new book on the rise of "big data biology". His first book, La fabrique d’une nouvelle science: La biologie moléculaire à l’âge atomique, 1945-1964 explores the emergence of molecular biology as new scientific discipline and professional identity in the atomic age. He has published on the history of international scientific cooperation during the cold war, the interactions between experimental science and clinical medicine, the transformations of the pharmaceutical industry, the development of scientific instrumentation, the role of collective memory in science, and the relationships between science and society. He is currently developing an outreach lab, the Bioscope, and starting a new research project on the history of "citizen science" and the transformation of public participation in science. He is professor at the University of Geneva and associate professor at Yale University.