Bruno Strasser, PhD

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Bruno J. Strasser's research focuses on the history of the biomedical sciences in the 20th century. His book, La fabrique d'une nouvelle science: La biologie moléculaire à l'âge atomique, 1945-1964 explores the emergence of molecular biology as new scientific discipline and professional identity in the Atomic Age. It received the Henry-E. Sigerist prize 2006. He is currently working on a new book project on collections and collectors in 20th century life sciences. He has published on the history of international scientific cooperation during the Cold War, the interactions between experimental science and clinical medicine, the transformations of the pharmaceutical industry, the development of scientific instrumentation, the role of collective memory, and the relationships between science and society.

Education & Training

PhD University of Geneva (2002)
MS University of Geneva, Biology (1996)

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Bruno Strasser, PhD
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History of Science and MedicinePO Box 208324
New Haven, CT 06520-8324

Section for the History of Medicine