Melpomeni (Melina) Antonakaki




Doctoral Candidate


I am a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in STS at the Technical University of Munich, where I have been developing a dissertation project exploring how visions and applications of regenerative biomedicine obtain social credibility in different political cultures. I focus on public knowledge controversies around research integrity & research productivity (and how publics contest notions and boundaries of proper scientific/research conduct in emerging biotechnologies). In this and other contexts, I am particularly interested in how scientific actors construct their authority and social accountability, at times when they either endure or invite critical public attestation of established research and governance conventions. My background studies include academic degrees in applied biology (Diplom), history of philosophy & psychology (Diplom) and a Master’s in History & Philosophy of Science and Technology.