Mirko Ancillotti

Mirko Ancillotti

Mirko Ancillotti

PhD Student

Mirko Ancillotti joined CRB in September 2013 and started his PhD in February 2016.In his PhD project he investigates perceptions, beliefs, preferences and moral views at the base of behaviour influencing antibiotic use and resistance. 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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E-mail: mirko.ancillotti@crb.uu.se
Phone: +46 18-471 61 71


  • Ancillotti, Mirko; Eriksson, Stefan; Veldwijk, Jorien; Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica et al.

    Public awareness and individual responsibility needed for judicious use of antibiotics: a qualitative study of public beliefs and perceptions

    Part of BMC Public Health, 2018.

    Open access
  • Ancillotti, Mirko; Holmberg, Niklas; Lindfelt, Mikael; Eriksson, Stefan

    Uncritical and unbalanced coverage of synthetic biology in the Nordic press

    Part of Public Understanding of Science, p. 235-250, 2017.

    Open access
  • Ancillotti, Mirko; Rerimassie, Virgil; Seitz, Stefanie B.; Steurer, Walburg

    An Update of Public Perceptions of Synthetic Biology: Still Undecided?

    Part of NanoEthics, p. 309-325, 2016.

  • Bell, Jessica; Ancillotti, Mirko; Coathup, Victoria; Coy, Sarah et al.

    Challenges and opportunities for ELSI early career researchers

    Part of BMC Medical Ethics, 2016.

    Open access
  • Ancillotti, Mirko; Eriksson, Stefan

    Synthetic Biology in the Press: Media Portrayal in Sweden and Italy

    Part of Ambivalences of Creating Life. , p. 141-156, 2016.

  • Ancillotti, Mirko

    John Harris. Persona, potenzialità e pre-persona

    Part of Sintesi Dialettica, 2013.

  • Ancillotti, Mirko

    The Value of the Pre-Person: Potentiality, Person-Maker Criteria, and Social Dimension

    Part of Journal of Philosophy of Life, p. 190-201, 2013.

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.

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Mirko Ancillotti