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Science, Technology and Innovation Studies:


Koichi Mikami

Koichi Mikami
Dr Koichi Mikami
Research Fellow - Making Genomic Medicine
2.08 Old Surgeons' Hall High School Yards Edinburgh UK EH1 1LZ
+44(0)131 650 6365
Research Interests
Sociology of Science, Biomedicine and politics, governance, qualitative research


Koichi is a social scientist of biomedical sciences. His research interest lies in the relationship between the trajectories of biomedical research, such as regenerative medicine and genomic medicine, and its research infrastructure, as a combination of socio-political environment and material distribution. At STIS, he is working on the Wellcome Trust funded project Making Genomic Medicine, and will explore the concept of ‘Rare Disease’ and its significance in the domains of science and policy from a socio-historical perspective.

Koichi was originally trained in economics and completed his DPhil in Management Studies at the University of Oxford in 2010. In his thesis, he comparatively examined the research regimes of tissue engineering research in the UK and Japan. He holds MSc in Management Research (Oxford) and MSc in Sociology (LSE), and before joining STIS, he was an assistant professor at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI) in Japan.

Topics interested in supervising

I would be happy to discuss any potential research ideas to study biomedical research from a socio-cultural perspective, but particularly interested in its aspects of community development, resources allocation, and promissory rhetoric.

If you are interested in being supervised by Koichi Mikami, please see the links below for more information:

PhD in Science and Technology Studies; MSc (R) Science and Technology Studies