SNSF Ambizione Lecturer, STS Lab, ISS-SSP, University of Lausanne
Luca Chiapperino is SNSF Ambizione Lecturer at the STS Lab of the Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP) at UNIL. Following his PhD in the programme “Foundations of the Life Sciences and their Ethical Consequences” of the European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM) and the University of Milan, he led an SNSF project at UNIL with Professors Francesco Panese and Umberto Simeoni on research practices in the fields of epigenetics and the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). He was then a senior SNSF researcher in the Sinergia project “DoPHiS – Development of Personalized Health in Switzerland: Social Sciences Perspectives” (Coordinator: Prof. Francesco Panese) where he focused on the development of genomic medicine practices.
Luca Chiapperino’s research interests are situated at the crossroads of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and moral and political philosophy applied to biomedicine, a position from which he studies the normative dimensions of the concrete work of researchers and the ways factual dimensions of this work are articulated with their socio-political dimensions. His work has appeared in numerous specialised journals and collective works, as well as in interdisciplinary publications.