IntroductionEminent historian of science to take up post in July.
Historian of biology and former Egenis Research Fellow Dr Staffan Müller-Wille is to be the new Associate Director of Egenis.
Staffan held a research position at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science (Berlin) before he moved to the University of Exeter in 2004. He currently holds a joint position as senior lecturer in both the Department of Sociology and Philosophy and the Department of History, and is associated with the Centre for Medical History at the University of Exeter as well as Egenis.
Staffan's research is strongly interdisciplinary, moving back and forth between the history, philosophy and social studies of the life sciences. He has published extensively on the history of taxonomy, with a focus on the work of the eighteenth-century Swedish naturalist Carolus Linnaeus, and on the history of the concepts of heredity, gene, and race.
Staffan will become Associate Director of Egenis on 1 July. ESRC funding for the centre is coming to an end, but Egenis will continue its work as a centre for life sciences research and philosophy of biology with the support of the University and a large grant from the European Research Council (ERC).
Professor Dupré said: "We will be delighted to welcome Staffan back into the Egenis fold as Associate Director. He has always maintained his links with us but we very much look forward to working with him more closely in this new capacity"