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Needham Research Institute

Asian Biopoleis and Beyond
Two-day Workshop

Tuesday, 26th & Wednesday, 27th February, 2013

Needham Reseaerch Institute [map]
8 Sylvester Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AF

A workshop organized jointly by the NRI and Professor Gregory Clancey of the National University of Singapore, all the speakers are currently based at NUS, and are taking part in the 'Asian Biopoleis' project led by Professor Clancey.

On the afternoon of Tuesday February 26th there will also be an unveiling of a plaque naming part of the NRI as the 'S.T. Lee Wing', in honour of the Institute's long-term benefactor Dr S.T. Lee of Singapore, with the Singapore High Commissioner as our guest of honour.

All are welcome. But in order to enable us to plan catering etc, if you plan to attend please send a brief reply to our Institute Administrator, Susan Bennett, at by Tuesday 19th February.

Workshop Schedule

Tuesday 26th

11.30- 12.30 : "The Currency of Racial Difference: Globalized Biomedical Knowledge Production and the Generative Value of an 'Asian' Dataset".
Margaret Tan

12-30-14.00: Lunch

14.00: Unveiling ceremony.

15.00-16.00 : "The Bioinformatic Basis of Pan-Asianism".
Philip Cho

(The Pan Asian SNP Consortium was an inter-Asian genomics consortium led by the Genomics Institute of Singapore.)

Wednesday 27th

9.30-10.30: "City of Life: Re-reading Geddes's 'biopolis' through Initial Reflections on Sociality in Singapore's Biopolis".
Birgit Buergi

10.30-10.45: Coffee break

10.45-11.45:"The Human Proteome and the Chinese Liver".
Gregory Clancey

11.45-12.45: "From Bear to Bile: The Commodification of Animal Tissue in Traditional Chinese Medicine".
Liz Chee

For further information, contact:

John P.C. Moffett
East Asian History of Science Library
Needham Research Institute
8 Sylvester Road
Cambridge CB3 9AF

Phone: 01223-311545 ext.1
FAX: 01223-362703