Symbiotic Collectives at the 4s-conference in New Orleans

We're organinizing a panel on symbiosis as object and concept on the 2019 4s conference in New Orleans (see our call below). If you're interessted you can apply here: Reciprocal Capture: Symbiosis As Object And Concept In STS-Research Andreas Folkers, Justus Liebig-University Gießen Sven Opitz, Philipps-University Marburg Research on the microbiome suggests that symbiosis is not just a curiosity but rather a rule in biology. Humans and non-human animals depend on symbiosis with microbes that outnumber their hosts in terms of cells and genetic material. Correspondingly, new modes of biotechnological intervention emerged trying to intervene into [...]