University of Exeter
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Sabina is a Research Fellow at the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society, based in the Department of Sociology and Philosophy of the University of Exeter. Her research focuses on the philosophy, history and sociology of science, and particularly on two intersecting topics: (1) the history and philosophy of experimental and modeling practices used in model organism research, with a specific focus on plants; and (2) the philosophy and sociology of cyberinfrastructure and bioinformatics, especially the rhetoric of 'data-driven research', its relation to practices of data handling online and experimentation in vivo, and the role of AI and automation in biological and biomedical research. Sabina has published extensively in journals in the philosophy, history and social studies of biology (e.g. Philosophy of Science, Biology and Philosophy, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science), as well as scientific publications such as EMBO reports, Bioessays and Science, and she is currently working on a monograph on the history of research on Arabidopsis thaliana.