Cohort Program Blog

  • Physical Aspects of Early Multicellular Development

    Authors: Professor Raymond E Goldstein FRS, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
    Posted 10/01/2023
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    A fundamental issue in evolutionary biology is the nature of transitions from unicellular to multicellular organisms. From the point of view of natural selection, increased fitness of even the simplest multicellular organisms relative to their unicellular ancestors is subtle, for there are both costs and…

  • Postdoc Perspectives: Q&A with Hugh Desmond

    Authors: Bernie Cook
    Posted 12/12/2022
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    Who are you and what do you think about?
    My name is Hugh Desmond – I'm a philosopher and ethicist of science. I'm interested in the interface between the more traditional philosophy of science and its ethical implications. I guess I have two broad research tracks. Besides agency, which I consider one of my major research tracks, I'm interested in…

  • Postdoc Perspectives: Q&A with Max Dresow

    Authors: Ivana Truong
    Posted 02/11/2022
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    How did you come to philosophy of science?
    Once upon a time, I was in a lab that did behavioral research on butterflies. The lab was run by Emilie Snell-Rood, one of the Subaward Principal Investigators on this project. But I didn'…