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Prof. Dr. rer nat. Dr. phil. Olaf Breidbach
Jena University

Biography:
Born in 1957; studied art, philosophy, biology, palaeontology and educational sciences; 1982, doctorate and title Dr. phil. with a dissertation on Hegel. 1984, doctorate and title Dr. rer.nat. with a dissertation on the biology of a pest insect; 1985-1987, Leibig Fellowship in the Department of Developmental Physiology at the University of Cologne; 1987, development of a working group for neuronal development at the University of Bonn; 1989, Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification) in zoology, 1990, research prize from the state of NRW for a project on neuro-information sciences; 1994, academic work at the Mathematics Institute of the University of Bochum; since 1995, director of the Institute for the History of Medicine, Sciences and Technology at the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena. Director of the museum Ernst Haeckel Haus; professor of history of the sciences and director of theoretical biology at the Biological Pharmaceutical Faculty of the FSU, Jena. Since 1999, director of the “Theory Laboratory – Research Department for Structural Dynamics and Structural Evolution”.

Together with M. Weingarten, he is editor of “Theory in Biosciences”, and also editor of the series “Neuronale Ästhetik” published by the Springer Verlag Vienna, of the “Ernst-Haeckel-Haus-Studien, Monographien zur Geschichte der Biowissenschaften und Medizin”, of the series “Theorie der Biowissenschaften”, WWB Berlin and joint editor of the programme of editions “Historia Scientiarum”. Member of the board of directors for the SFB “Ereignis Weimar-Jena, Kultur um 1800”.

Focuses within his present work:
the theory and history of the sciences; systematic theory; scientific culture around 1800; natural philosophy; perceptions of science.

Publications (Selection):
(together with W. Kutsch) (eds.) The Nervous System of Invertebrates. An Evolutionary and Comparative Approach Basel u. New York 1995;
(together with Rusch, G., Schmidt, S.J.) (eds.) Interne Repräsentationen. Neue Konzepte der Hirnforschung Frankfurt 1996
Die Materialisierung des Ichs. Zur Geschichte der Hirnforschung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt 1997
(ed.) Natur der Ästhetik – Ästhetik der Natur Vienna 1997
(ed.) Matthias Jacob Schleiden – Grundzüge der wissenschaftlichen Botanik Hildesheim 1998
(ed.) Exner Entwurf zu einer physiologischen Erklärung der psychischen Erscheinungen Frankfurt 1999
(together with Clausberg, K.) Video ergo sum Hamburg 1999
(together with Lippert, W., eds.) Die Natur der Dinge Vienna 2000.

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List of Names in alphabetical order

 
  Abbas, Akbar
  Anderson, Laurie
  Andrews, Lori B.
  Aziz, Anthony (& Sammy Cucher)
  Bec, Louis
  Berke, Heinz, Prof.
  Beutelspacher, Albrecht, Prof. Dr.
  Binswanger, Hans Christoph, Prof. Dr.
  Blume, Eugen, Dr.
  Bramkamp, Robert
  Brandt, Reinhard, Prof. Dr.
  Bredekamp, Horst
  Breidbach, Olaf, Prof. Dr. rer nat. Dr. phil.
  Buchloh, Benjamin
  Chapman, Dinos
  Chapman, Jake
  Coy, Wolfgang
  Cucher, Sammy (& Anthony Aziz)
  de Wolf, Hans Maria
  Denker, Andrea, Dr.
  Draesner, Ulrike
  Dreyblatt, Arnold
  Eliasson, Olafur
  Emigholz, Heinz, Prof.
  Fechner-Smarsly, Thomas
  Fischer, Ernst Peter, Prof. Dr.
  Fleischmann, Monika
  Ganten, Detlev, Prof. Dr. med.
  Gillen, Eckhart
  Gohr, Siegfried
  Görsdorf, Jochen, Dr.
  Graham, Dan
  Groys, Boris
  Grünbein, Durs
  Hahn, Oliver, Dr.
  Halling, Horst, Prof. Dr.
  Hamer, Dean
  Harrison, Newton
  Hedinger, Bärbel, Dr.
  Heidelberger, Michael, Prof. Dr.
  Kelch, Jan, Prof. Dr.
  Kocka, Jürgen, Prof. Dr. Dr. hc.
  Konrád, György
  Krois, John Michael, Prof. Dr.
  Laurenze-Landsberg, Claudia
  Leidloff, Gabriele
  Lincoln, Paul Etienne
  Linke, Detlef B., Prof. Dr.
  Macho, Thomas
  Mayer Harrison, Helen
  Mignonneau, Laurent
  Mitchell, William J. T.
  Müller, Jörn, Prof. Dr.
  Mundry, Eberhard, Prof. Dr. Ing.
  Negendank, Jörg, Prof. Dr.
  Newman, William R., Prof. Dr.
  Ossing, Franz
  Oursler, Toni
  Pöppel, Ernst
  Primas, Hans, Prof. Dr.
  Reiche, Ina, Dr.
  Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg
  Riederer, Josef, Prof. Dr.
  Roob, Alexander
  Schmitz, Lisa
  Schröder-Smeibidl, Birgit, Dr.
  Schulz, Thomas
  Schuster, Peter-Klaus, Prof. Dr.
  Schwartz, Hillel
  Segebade, Christian, Ing. (grad.)
  Simon, Dieter, Prof. Dr. Dr. hc, Dr.hc
  Sommerer, Christa
  Stafford, Barbara
  Stege, Heike, Dr.
  Stelarc
  Strauss, Wolfgang
  Wagner, Catherine
  Weirich, Susanne
  Weizenbaum, Joseph, Prof. Dr.
  Welte, Karsten
  Wiener, Oswald
  Wildung, Dietrich, Prof. Dr.
  Wilke, Olaf, Dr.
  Zeki, Semir, Prof. Dr.
  Zielinski, Siegfried, Prof. Dr.

 
         
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