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Bernhard Wieser, Assoc.Prof. Dr.

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Bernhard Wieser

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He studied education with a focus on lifelong learning and philosophy at the University of Graz. Since 1999 he has been a researcher in science and technology studies at the IFZ and has gained international experience from research stays in Denmark, USA, and UK. Bernhard Wieser teaches at the University of Graz and Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. In his research he investigates ethical, legal, and social aspects of genome research and their application in genetic diagnostics. In his previous projects Bernhard Wieser focused on the analysis of processes contributing to the individualisation of responsibility in the context of genetic examinations. Moreover, he has investigated diffusion factors of genetic testing in medical practice and how diagnosed persons become confronted with their "genetic identity". Technology and organisational frameworks of application are central to his research since they shape the ways in which genetic health problems are prompted and their possible solutions are pre-structured. Bernhard Wieser has experience both in quantitative and qualitative methods of sociological research.

Main fields of research:

Ethical, legal, and social aspects of genome research and their application in genetic diagnostics; coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School Science and Technology Studies (DocSTS).

Book Release

Bernhard Wieser
How Genes Matter
Genetic Medicine
as Subjectivisation Practices

July 2017, 364 p.!/978-3-8376-3766-3/How-Genes-Matter