Life Science – Life Writing (Justus Pötzsch, Madeleine Böckers & Oliver Kuchenbuch)

Justus Pötzsch studied sociology and psychology at the TU Dresden, graduating with a project investigating the socio-anthropological foundations of space travel. Since 2017 he has been studying for a doctorate as part of the interdisciplinary DFG research training group ‘Life Science – Life Writing’ at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, which analyzes boundary experiences of human life in the light of advancing technological progress. His research focus lies in STS, anthropology and posthuman studies.

Madeleine Böckers studied biomedical chemistry (M. Sc.) at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. She is currently working on a doctorate on ‘Molecular Mechanisms of Estrogenic Xenobiotica’ as part of the DFG research training group ‘Life Sciences – Life Writing’ at the University Medical Center of the JGU. The project is being carried out in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Thomas Efferth from the Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry.

Oliver Kuchenbuch studied Philosophy and Cognition Science at the University of Freiburg, subsequently also obtaining a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Anthropology from the same institution. The interdisciplinary setup enabled him to acquire a great deal of knowledge on physical anthropology and obtain valuable insights into the work of molecular biologists. He is currently a member of the graduate college ›Life Sciences – Life Writing‹ at the University of Mainz and is working towards a PhD in Philosophy of Medicine.


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