Historians and philosophers of science and scientists work on the same problems. So, why not work on these problems together and transform the way we understand them? That’s what we do.

We are investigating how regeneration works across the scales of complex living systems.


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What people are saying about the McDonnell Initiative @MBL

The experience inspired me to formulate new questions and hypotheses.

Hanna Worliczek PhD Microbiology, HPS PhD candidate @University of Vienna

[After discussions with embedded historians and philosophers] I’m starting to think about things differently.

Rudolf Oldenbourg Senior Scientist @MBL