Postdoctoral Research Associate (2016–18)
Ph.D., Foundations and Ethics of the Life Sciences, European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM) in partnership with the Università degli Studi di Milano
M.A., Philosophy of Information, University of Hertfordshire
B.A., Philosophy, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Emanuele Ratti is a philosopher of science interested in the epistemology of both biology and computer science. In particular, he is interested in the transition of molecular biology from a small-science regime to a big-science and data-intensive structure. In this transition, the role of computer science is particularly relevant. He is also interested in ethical issues related to the notions of accountability and transparency and their role in how computer science shapes contemporary biology. He holds a Ph.D. from the FOLSATEC program at the European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM), affiliated with the European Institute of Oncology (IEO, Milan), and an M.A. by Research from the University of Hertfordshire, where he was supervised by Professor Luciano Floridi. Emanuele was a visiting student at the University of Pennsylvania, under the supervision of professor Michael Weisberg. He also has experience in scientific labs, serving as an intern for one year in the bioinformatics lab of Dr. Francesca Ciccarelli. Emanuele's primary aim in the Developing Virtues in the Practice of Science project is to provide a list of virtues and dispositions that have been valued in the history and philosophy of science, and, in particular, the history and philosophy of experimental biology.
Bertolaso, Marta, and Emanuele Ratti. “Conceptual Challenges in the Theoretical Foundations of Systems Biology.” In Systems Biology, edited by Mariano Bizzarri, 1–13. New York: Springer, Humana Press, 2018.
Boem, F., Emanuele Ratti, M. Andreoletti, and G. Boniolo. "Why Genes are like Lemons." Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 57 (2016): 88e95
Ratti, Emanuele. "The End of “Small Biology”? Some Thoughts about Biomedicine and Big Science." Big Data & Society 3.2 (2016): 1–6.
Ratti, Emanuele. " ‘Models of’ and ‘Models for’: On the Relation between Mechanistic Models and Experimental Strategies in Molecular Biology." The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (2018).