I am a theoretical biologist working at the crossroads of experimental biology, mathematics, and philosophy. I work both on the ways to understand living things and to take care of them in the Anthropocene, among many more specific topics.
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Maël Montévil, Ph.D., Paris, France.
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Starting october 1st, I will be a researcher (chargé de recherche) in CNRS, working in Centre Cavaillès École Normale Supérieure.
I will work on the concept of disruption in biology.
I will also continue to my work on the theoretical foundations of biology, especially biological historicity and organization, and their challenges for mathematization.
I will also touch on more general philosophical questions.
I am currently a researcher at
IHSPT, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, with a grant of the Cogito Foundation: "Understanding the Anthropocene: towards a philosophy of biological disruptions."
Building on advanced concepts in theoretical biology, this project aims to understand the notion of disruption in this field.
Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation, working on the contributive learning territory program.
The aim of this work, initiated by Bernard Stiegler, is to theorize and experiment a new articulation between science and society in order to facilitate the necessary bifurcation of our civilization.
Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at MSC, Université Paris VII Diderot, funded by the Labex "Who AM I?". During that time I also participated in the transdisciplinary Organisms group, organized by Ana Soto. The group worked on first principles in organismal biology.
I was a postdoctoral fellow at IHSPT, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, with a grant from DIM-ISC of the île-de-France region. I worked with Matteo Mossio and we developed the concept of closure of constraints to understand biological organizations.
I was a postdoctoral associate in Tufts University School of medicine, dept. of Anatomy and cell biology, Soto and Sonnenschein Lab. During my postdoctorale position in Tufts, I learned experimental techniques, and focused on morphometrics of mammary gland and collagen analysis in 3D gels and in vivo.
I obtained my PhD under the supervision of Giuseppe Longo in LIENS, École Normale Supérieure and doctoral school Frontières du vivant, in Paris V, Descartes.
My manuscript was entitled: Temps Biologique et Transitions Critiques Étendues - Vers Une Objectivation de l’état Vivant de La Matière, and part of it led to a book Perspectives on Organisms.
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