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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


PhD student

I am a PhD student working under the guidance of Prof. Jacob Stegenga. I am specialised in general philosophy of science and philosophy of medicine. I also have advanced training and experience in science.

My research divides into two areas. First, I study the metaphysics of the emergent features of complex systems and the best approaches to understand, describe, and engineer such features. Second, I work on a research programme that Prof. Stegenga and I initiated, in which we use computer simulations to investigate the consequences of meta-scientific assumptions on scientific practice and results.

I am also competent in a range of other philosophical areas besides the philosophy of science including the Arabic/Persian tradition.




“Setting the demons loose: computational irreducibility does not guarantee unpredictability or emergence”, Philosophy of Science, forthcoming

“Simulation of trial data to test speculative hypotheses about research methods”, with Jacob Stegenga, in Experimental Philosophy of Medicine, editors: Andreas De Block and Kristien Hens, publisher: Bloomsbury, forthcoming


Science Publications

“FibPredictor: A Computational Method for Rapid Prediction of Amyloid Fibril Structures”, (with others), Journal of Molecular Modelling, (2016) 22:206

“Structural Transitions and Interactions in the Early Stages of Human Glucagon Amyloid Fibrillation” (with others), Biophysical Journal, 108.4. (2015): 937-948.

“Are distance-dependent statistical potentials considering three interacting bodies superior to two-body statistical potentials for protein structure prediction?”, (with others), Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 12.05 (2014).

“An Application of Information Theory to a Three-Body Coarse-Grained Representation of Proteins in the PDB: Insights into the Structural and Evolutionary Roles of Residues in Protein Structure”, (with others), Proteins Structure Function and Bioinformatics 82.12 (2014): 3450-3465.

“QSAR and Pharmacophore Studies of Telomerase Inhibitors”, (with others), Medicinal Chemistry Research, 21.6 (2012): 853-866.

“Design, Synthesis and Pharmacological Evaluation of Some 2-[2-(2-Chlorophenoxy)phenyl]-1,3,4-oxadiazole Derivatives as Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists”, (with others), IJPR. 11.1 (2012): 83.



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