[Air-L] cfp TS special issue "From bench to bed and back"

Tiziana Piccioni tiziana.piccioni at gmail.com
Fri Jun 7 09:23:03 PDT 2013

Italian Journal of Science and Technology Studies  *
(ISSN 2038-3460)
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       Dear All,
we are glad to announce the call for papers for the next special issue of
our Journal.

*Please accept our apologies for any duplicate postings and feel free to
circulate widely*.

*Tecnoscienza: Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies *
*Special issue*

*From bench to bed and back: laboratories and biomedical research*

*Guest Editors*
Federico Neresini, Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education & Applied
Psychology* *(FISSPA), University of Padua (federico.neresini at unipd.it)
Assunta Viteritti, Department of Social Sciences and Economy, “Sapienza”
University of Rome (assunta.viteritti at uniroma1.it)

*Call for papers*

In recent years, the biomedical field has been one of the most dynamic and
innovative sectors in scientific research. Developments in molecular
biology, genetics and nanotechnologies applied to this field have opened up
innovative research perspectives, generating different fields of
experimentation and application, posing original ethical and moral issues.
All this has made possible new diagnostic and visualization technologies,
coupled with innovative therapies. The prospect of personalized medicine
has favored translational research, making it a driving force, creating
unprecedented alliances between scientists, doctors, pharmaceutical
industries and patients. Fascinating and complex transformations take place
in laboratories, a crucial setting for activities and practices in the
multi-faceted territory of biomedical research. Laboratories have become
nodes of articulated networks, making it no longer possible to consider
them as single entities. In light of these changes, a wide range of actors
- researchers, scientific instruments, data-bases, experts in
bio-informatics and bio-statistics, pharmaceutical companies, clinicians,
drugs, patients, cells, ethical and regulatory issues - have become
This special issue calls for original theoretical and empirical
contributions highlighting the following themes:
- relationships between basic and biomedical research;
- biomedical controversies;
- development of scientific tools, infrastructures and big-data research;
- visualization technologies and their implications in and out of the
- new links between pharmacological trials, scientists, doctors and
patients and their social implications;
- plurality of ethics and biomedicine.

We expect to receive contributions on the topics above and other possible
interrelated dimensions.

*Deadline for abstract submissions: August 25th, 2013.*
Abstracts (in English) with a maximum length of 1000 words should be sent
as email attachments to redazione at tecnoscienza.net and carbon copied to the
guest editors. Notification of acceptance will be communicated by September
5th 2013.
*Deadline for full submissions: November 20th, 2013. *
Submissions (in English with a maximum length of 8000 words, including
notes and references) can be made via the Journal’s submission system at
an electronic copy of the article should be sent to
redazione at tecnoscienza.net. The papers will be subject to a double blind
peer review process. We expect to publish the special issue in June 2014.

For further information about the special issue, contact the guest editors
at federico.neresini at unipd.it or
assunta.viteritti at uniroma1.it<assu.viteritti at gmail.com>

For further information about the Journal please visit the Journal’s web
site at http://www.tecnoscienza.net.

*f o r w a r d   t o   a   f r i e n

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