Invitation from Lene Koch to the Medical Museion -group:

What: Stem cell group meets Nik Brown and Helen Busby
Where: Sofastuen, Panuminstituttet Blegdamsvej 3, 2200 N
When: September 27. 9.30 – 17

9.30-10 Introductory round of presentation

10-11 Nik’s paper
The cord blood banking case

I’ll try to pull out some dilemmas and questions about hype, normativity, the critical role of the
analyst. Also, I’d like to use the opportunity to propose some comparative research on cord blood.

11-12 Helen’s paper
Blood donation, ‘altruism’ and regimes of value

This discussion paper will revisit Richard Titmuss’ work and its application in the field of ‘ordinary’ blood banking; look at some of the ways in which notions of altruism were applied and codified in policy, and discuss some related issues in new developments in umbilical cord banking in Europe.

12-13 More time for discussion

13-14. Lunch

14-15 Uffe’s paper
The biopolitics of stem cells
A sociological investigation of private use of stem cell technology

15-16 Birte and Maja’s paper
An installation of stem cells
A visualisation of social science research and background to discussion about communication of research

16-17 More time for discussion and wrapping up

18 onwards- Drinks and dinner somewhere nearby

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