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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Chair for the History of Science

Dr. Mathias Grote

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Name
Dr. Mathias Grote
Status
Visiting Professor (Lehrstuhlvertretung)
Email
mathias.grote (at) hu-berlin.de

Institution
Philosophische Fakultät → Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften → Wissenschaftsgesch. /Schwerpkt. Bild.u.Org.d.Wissens 19./20.Jhd.
Visiting address
Friedrichstraße 191-193 , Room 5070
Phone number
(030) 2093-70627

 

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Vita

  • since April 2020: Visiting Professor (Lehrstuhlvertretung), Chair for the History of Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • October 2019: Public habilitation colloquium "Moderne Wälzer - Wissenschaft und Enzyklopädismus, ca. 1880 - 1930"
  • since October 2014: wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Chair for the History of Science (Prof. te Heesen), Humboldt-University of Berlin
  • March 2016: Visiting Fellow, Department of History, Princeton University
  • February-April 2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
  • Summer/Fall 2013: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Centre Cavaillès, École Normale Supérieure Paris, funded by German Academic Exchange Service and Maison des Sciences de l'Homme
  • June 2011-September 2014: Research Fellow at the Institut für Philosophie, Literatur-, Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte of Technische Universität Berlin
  • 2010: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis) at the University of Exeter, UK
  • 2009: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
  • October 2008: Doctorate at Institute of Biology of Humboldt University, Berlin 
  • 2005 - 2008: PhD-student in the Department of Microbial Physiology at Institute of Biology of Humboldt University, Berlin 
  • 1999 – 2004: Studies in philosophy and biology (M.A.) at Humboldt University, Berlin and Université de Nantes, France

 

Research Interest 

  • History of the scientific book and media
  • Temporality and historiography of the sciences
  • History and epistemology of the life sciences, especially molecular biologies beyond genetics (membranes, 'molecular machines') and microbiology.

 

Currents Projects

 

Publications

1. History and Philosophy of Science
 
Monograph
 
 
Journal articles
 

 

Special Issues / Edited Volume

 

Book Chapters and other Publications

  • Max Stadler, Nils Güttler, Niki Rhyner, Mathias Grote, Fabian Grütter, Tobias Scheidegger, Martina Schlünder, Anna Maria Schmidt, Susanne Schmidt, Alexander von Schwerin, Monika Wulz, Nadine Zberg: Gegen|Wissen, Zürich 2020. (online version here)
  • Grote M. (forthcoming 2020). Petri dish. In: Bauer S., Schlünder M., Rentetzi M. (eds.), Boxes in Action. Manchester: Mattering Press. [a short history of the Petri dish].
  • Grote, M. (2015), What could the 'longue durée' mean for the history of modern sciences? Working Paper, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris  [FMSH-WP-2015-98; online, open access].
  • Grote M. (2014). From enzymes to 'molecular machines': Materiality in research on rhodopsins, 1970s. In: Reinhardt C. & Klein U. (eds.), Objects of chemical inquiry, Sagamore Beach: Science History Publications, 343-368.
  • Grote M. (2011). Jeewanu. In: Azzouni S., Brandt C., Gausemeier B., Kursell J., Schmidgen H. & Wittman B. (eds.), Eine Naturgeschichte für das 21. Jahrhundert: hommage à, zu Ehren von, in honor of Hans-Jörg Rheinberger. Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 222-224 (new edition 2014, Alpheus Verlag, Berlin).

 

Contributions to blogs

 

Podcasts and Videos

 

Book reviews and contributions to reference works

  • Grote, M. (2020) „Onur Erdur: Die epistemologischen Jahre. Philosophie und Biologie in Frankreich, 1960–1980. Zürich 2017,“ In H-Soz-Kult 08.04.2020 [online publication].
  • Grote, M. (2020), Inépuisables surfaces. Philosophie de la Chimie, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent und Richard Eastes (Hg.), Paris: deboeck supérieur, 267–270.
  • Grote, M. (2018), Wissenschaftsgeschichte als Handbuchwissenschaft, Sammelrezension zu M. Sommer, S. Müller-Wille und C. Reinhardt (Hg., 2017), Handbuch Wissenschaftsgeschichte und S. Bauer, T. Heinemann, T. Lemke (Hg., 2017), Science and Technology Studies – Klassische Positionen und aktuelle Perspektiven, NTM. Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin, 1-11.
  • Grote, M. (2016), Take your kids to the microbes - Micropia, the world's only microbe zoo in Amsterdam. Small things considered [blog of the American Society of Microbiology].
  • Grote, M. (2015), Khorana, Har Gobind, eLS Encyclopedia of the Life Sciences, DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002845 [online publication].
  • Grote M. (2013), Rezension: Biomedical Computing. Digitizing Life in the United States von Joseph C. November. Biology, Computing, and the History of Molecular Sequencing. From Proteins to DNA, 1945–2000 von Miguel García-Sancho, Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 36:200-202.
  • Grote M. & Méthot P.O. (2012),  Michel Morange: La vie, l’évolution et l’histoire.Metascience 21, 507-508.
  • Grote M. & O'Malley M.A. (2010), History of science is good for you. Nature Reviews Microbiology 8: 752.

 

2. Life Sciences 

 

Selected journal articles

  • Grote, M., Engelhard M. & Hegemann , P. (2014). Of ion pumps, sensors and channels – Perspectives on microbial rhodopsins between science and history (Review). Biochimica et Biophysica Acta Bioenergetics 1837, 533-545.
  • Grote M., Polyhach Y., Jeschke G., Steinhoff H.-J., Schneider E. and Bordignon E. (2009). Transmembrane signaling in the maltose ABC transporter MalFGK2-E: Periplasmic MalF-P2 loop communicates substrate availability to the ATP-bound MalK dimer, Journal of Biological Chemistry 284: 17521-17526.
  • Grote M., Bordignon E., Polyhach Y., Jeschke G., Steinhoff H.-J. and Schneider E. (2008). A comparative EPR study of the nucleotide-binding domains’ catalytic cycle in the assembled maltose ABC-importer. Biophysical Journal 95: 2924-2938.