Mirko Ancillotti joined CRB in September 2013 and started his PhD in February 2016. In 2014-2015 he worked on a research project on public understanding and media portrayal of synthetic biology.He holds a degree of Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Pisa in 2012. His Master thesis regarded John Harris’ influence on contemporary bioethical debate on cloning and enhancement. Mirko Ancillotti is also assistant editor of the CODEX website with rules and guidelines for research.
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Mirko Ancillotti is looking at antibiotics resistance and the ethical aspects of using peptide-based antibiotics.
Codex - Rules and guidelines for research
Mirko Ancillotti on the Ethics Blog
Distance between media representations and public perceptions of synthetic biology
Source: Mirko Ancillotti 2016-05-24
Scientists shape how the media portray synthetic biology
Source: Mirko Ancillotti 2015-10-27
Better not to know?
Source: Mirko Ancillotti 2014-04-01
Media portrayal of synthetic biology
Want to talk about antibiotics resistance?
We are looking for participants for a focus group discussion in Uppsala on September 28, October 5, 12 and 19 between 6-8 PM. Participants will receive a gift certificate for 250 SEK to compensate their time and travel.
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Synthetic biology, ethics and antibiotics
Who shapes public opinion of science? How do people make trade-offs between risks and benefits of technology that could both help and harm? Mirko Ancillotti is moving from media portrayal of synthetic biology to antibiotic resistance and the ethical aspects of using a new kind of peptide-based antibiotics.