Giuditta Parolini
Name
Dr Giuditta Parolini
Title
Research fellow
Organisation
Science Technology and Innovation Studies School of Social and Political Science
University of Edinburgh
Address
2.07 Old Surgeons' Hall High School Yards Edinburgh UK EH1 1LZ
Telephone
+44 (0)131 6502449
E-Mail
History of science and technology biomedicine statistics bioinformatics oral history

I am a postdoctoral research fellow on the ERC-funded project “Medical Translation in the History of Modern Genomics“. I investigate the sequencing of the yeast genome, and its connections to other sequencing projects, such as the Human Genome Project, and the biotechnology industry.

Before joining STIS, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the history of science at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge. In Berlin I studied the history of statistics, computing and information technologies in twentieth-century experimental research, with a specific focus on agricultural science.

https://giudittaparolini.wordpress.com​

 

Latest Blog Posts

June events

Name June events Title Organisation School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh Telephone The TRANSGENE project operates within the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) subject group at the University of Edinburgh. This multidisciplinary affiliation, and association with the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation … (Read more)


Classifying people, practices and institutions

Name Classifying people, practices and institutions Title Organisation School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh Telephone Just as classifications of species, genes, stages of development, or macromolecules can shape research in biology, classification in the humanities and social sciences can condition our analyses. In the pig strand of … (Read more)


The yeast telomeres

Name The yeast telomeres Title Organisation School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh Telephone Writing the history of the yeast genome project starting from the end, more precisely the chromosome ends, can be an instructive exercise. Chromosome ends (telomeres) are specialised structures essential for chromosome maintenance and genome … (Read more)


Collaborating with the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

Name Collaborating with the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) Title Organisation School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh Telephone In March 2017, I am conducting a three-week visiting post-doctoral fellowship at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI, Cambridge UK), for the bibliometric and “big data” strand of the project. I … (Read more)


The history of pig genome research enters the matrix

Name The history of pig genome research enters the matrix Title Organisation School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh Telephone In the TRANSGENE project we are committed to using approaches from different disciplines to make sense of the historical material, and to generate new data from which to … (Read more)


Tracing the history of European biotechnology in the HAEU

Name Tracing the history of European biotechnology in the HAEU Title Organisation School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh Telephone My week-long visit to the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) in Florence has proved to be a remarkable opportunity for investigating the ‘behind the scenes’ of … (Read more)


Scientific archives and the history of genomics

Name Scientific archives and the history of genomics Title Organisation School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh Telephone In November 2016 Miguel Garcia-Sancho, James Lowe and I attended the Workshop on Scientific Archives organised by Anne Flore-Laloë, archivist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg. The … (Read more)