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Jane has an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences from Sussex and an MSc in the History and Philosophy of Science from the LSE. She did her doctoral work at SPRU, University of Sussex on the idea of 'basic research'. She worked as a research fellow at SPRU, and then at the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis) at the University of Exeter.
Jane started at Innogen, University of Edinburgh, in July 2007.
Jane’s broad area of research interest is in the sociology of the life sciences. She is currently studying the emergence, development and epistemic aspirations of the new fields of systems biology and synthetic biology.
Calvert, J (2012) ‘Systems biology, synthetic biology and data-driven research: A commentary on Krohs, Callebaut, and O’Malley and Soyer’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 43 (1) 81‑84
Frow, E, Calvert, J (2012) ‘Can simple biological systems be built from standardized interchangeable parts? negotiating biology and engineering in a synthetic biology competition’, Engineering Studies 5 (1) 42‑58
Bonaccorsi, A., Calvert, J, Joly, P. (2011) ‘From protecting texts to protecting objects in biotech and software. A tale of changes of ontological assumptions in intellectual property protection’, Economy and Society 40 (4) 611‑639
Calvert, J, Fujimura, J. H. (2011) ‘Calculating life: Duelling discourses in interdisciplinary systems biology’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 42 (2) 155‑163
Haddow, G, Bruce, A, Calvert, J, Harmon, SHE, Marsden, W (2010) ‘Not “human” enough to be human but not “animal” enough to be animal - the case of the HFEA, cybrids and xenotransplantation in the UK’, New Genetics and Society 29 (1) 3‑17
Powel, A, O'Malley, M, Müller-Wille, S, Calvert, J, Dupré, J (2007) ‘Disciplinary Baptisms: A comparison of the naming stories of genetics, molecular biology, genomics and systems biology’, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 29 (1) 5‑32