I am a philosopher of science and biology. I earned my PhD at the University of East Anglia in 2014 and then spent one year as postdoc fellow at the Centre for Philosophy of Science in Pittsburgh and another year at London School of Economics in the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science. Currently I am postdoc in the Living Machines? project at the University of Copenhagen. Along with the other members of the project, I organize a series of seminars on themes from the epistemology of systems biology and synthetic biology. I also teach cognitive science of religion at DIS Copenhagen.


Most of my work is about modeling and explanation in the life sciences. I believe that promoting a critical understanding of how science works is part of the appeal and usefulness of philosophy. I am also interested in how current cognitive neuroscientific research can inform our approach to education within and outside academia.


This site contains information about my papers, work in progress, the conferences and workshops in which I am involved. For more information, you can consult my resume or contact me at mariaserban.org@gmail.com