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Martin Wasmer, M.Sc. M.A.

Curriculum Vitae

Martin Wasmer has a Master of Science in Biology from the University of Zurich (UZH) and a Master of Arts in History and Philosophy of Knowledge from ETH Zurich. In the past years, he collaborated in various projects in evolutionary biology as well as history and philosophy of science (see publication list). His current position at Leibniz University Hannover is research assistant at CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences) and PhD student (cand.) at the chair for philosophy of Prof. Thomas Reydon. He works on “ethical and legal aspects of genome editing” as well as on “ontology of artificial kinds and ontology in science”, partly also concerning genome editing.

Research Areas

  • Ontology of scientific practice and ontology of artificial kinds

  • Ethical and legal aspects of genome editing

  • Mathematization and idealization in modern biology

  • History and philosophy of evolutionary theory (including issues in cultural evolution)

  • General philosophy of science and history of science

  • Digital humanities and Computational HPS for history and philosophy of biology


Tel: +49 (0) 511 762 14185

E-mail: martin.wasmerphilos.uni-hannover.de

 Martin Wasmer

CELLS – Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Am Klagesmarkt 14-17
30159 Hannover

For visits in person, my room no. is 437