projects

2017-2019        Principal investigator, Individual Fellowship Marie-Curie Skłodowska H2020, ARTENGINE (Artificial Life/Sociological and Anthropological Analysis of Life Engineering), 750088, supervisor Prof. Thomas Lemke, Goethe University. ARTENGINE project: CORDIS

abstract: We are witnessing profound changes in our societies via biosciences and bio-technologization. Biotechnologies, synthetic biology, and new genetics in general represent key areas of life sciences, characterised by rapid technological and scientific development. The biotechnologies as key areas of contemporary cultural and social transformations are influenced by specific technological rationality and power that is inscribed in the very foundations of modern society. The power is biopower/biopolitics, which names, creates, and controls life. The project addresses contemporary challenges in the field of biopolitical life engineering, specifically in case of PGD (preimplantantion genetic diagnosis), genome editing, and DNA recombinant technologies. 

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2016                 Team member, “Cultural Industry”, head of the “Art in Research” team, PI: Prof. Lukáš Fasora, Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic.

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2015                 Team member, “Theoretical concepts and their analytical application within social sciences, Rector´s programme, Masaryk University”, MUNI/A/1352/2015, head of the subfield: “Biotechnologisation of the Czech Biomedicine” (team consist of 4 people) PI: doc. Radim Marada, MU, Czech Republic.

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2011-2014        Team member, GAČR Czech Science Funding GAČR P404/11/0621, Childbirth, assisted reproduction, and embryo manipulation/A sociological analysis of current reproductive medicine in the CR”, PI: Doc. Iva Šmídová, Czech Republic

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2011                 Principal investigator, project Visual Studies”, Czech Ministry of Education, (2281/2011), team consisted of 4 people.

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2005-2011        Research Fellow at the Institute for Studies on Social Reproduction and Integration/ Masaryk University, Czech Republic, subfield: „Czechness and Biopolitics“.