• ‘The Completeness of Mechanistic Explanations’, Philosophy of Science Association, Chicago, IL, 2014


  • ‘When Is a Mechanistic Explanation Complete’, PhilEAs Talks Invitation (University of Geneva), Geneva, Switzerland, 2013
  • ‘The Completeness of Mechanisms’, International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Montpelier, France, 2013
  • ‘Models as Local Frameworks for Integrating Knowledge about Phenomena’, Philosophy & Theory in Biology Symposium, New York, NY, 2013
  • ‘The Mathematics of Molecular Mechanisms: Explanatory Pluralism in Systems Biology’, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 2013


  • ‘Quantitative Mechanistic Explanations’, Second European Advanced Seminar in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences: In vivo, in vitro, in silico: Models in the Life Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland, 2012
  • ‘A Multi-Level Approach to Defining Species’, Australasian Association of Philosophy, Wollongong, Australia, 2012
  • ‘Elucidating the Quantitative-Dynamic Aspects of Molecular Mechanisms’, Models and Simulations 5, Helsinki, Finland, 2012
  • ‘The Integration of Mathematical Modeling in Molecular Biology’, European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research, Vienna, Austria, 2012


  • ‘Filling In the Mechanistic Details: Two-Variable Experiments as Tests for Constitutive Relevance’, PSX2-2nd International Workshop on the Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation, Konstanz, Germany, 2011
  • ‘Mechanistic Constraints on Evolutionary Outcomes’, International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Salt Lake City, UT, 2011
  • ‘How Contingent Is Evolution?’, Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP), Third Biennial Conference, Exeter, UK, 2011
  • ‘Contemporary Concepts of the Gene’, MBL-ASU History of Biology Seminar, Woods Hole, MA 2011


  • ‘The referential convergence of gene concepts based on classical and molecular analyses’, Integrated History & Philosophy of Science, Bloomington, IN, 2010
  • ‘A defense of syntax-based gene concepts in postgenomics: Genes as modular subroutines in the master genomic program’, Philosophy of Science Association, Montreal, 2010
  • ‘Genomic Programs as Mechanisms Schemas’, Philosophy of Biology @ Madison Workshop, Madison, WI, 2010
  • ‘Gene Concepts’, Southern History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Conference, Starkville, MS, 2010


  • ‘Co-Referential Models and the Cumulativity of Scientific Knowledge’, Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, Saskatoon, Canada, 2007


  • ‘Le traitement déductif des idéalisations’, Congres de l’ACFAS, Sherbrooke, Canada, 2006
  • ‘Confirmation Strategies in Experimental Biology’, 3rd Annual Inter-University Colloquium, Montreal, Canada, 2006


  • ‘Models and Theories in Molecular Biology’, Association francophone pour le savoir, Sherbrooke, Canada, 2005


  • ‘The Up-Regulation of TRAIL Expression in Activated T-cells is Mediated via NF-κB Signalling’, Third Joint Meeting of the ICS/ISICR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2000