Aaro Tupasela

University Researcher, Doctor of Social Sciences.

Biomedicine in Society (BitS) Research Platform
Editor - Science Studies
European Sociological Association, RN24(SSTNET) - Committee member
Finnish representative for the Nordic Committee on Bioethics


Department of Sociology
P.O. Box 16 (Snellmaninkatu 12)
00014 University of Helsinki
Telephone: +358 9 191 23968
Mobile:      +358 45 677 4246
Fax:          +358 9 191 23967
Room 502
In Finnish


I work as a university researcher in the Department of  Social Research and am affiliated with the Helsinki Institute of Science and Technology Studies (HIST).

My areas of interest include the sociology of science, the sociology of knowledge, public understanding of science, 
bioethics, the regulation of biomedicine, as well as systems of classification and categorization. 

Recently I have finished a three-year research project funded by the Academy of Finland looking at the constitution of population differences and variance through genetics.  

I am currently working on a project exploring governance issues around the business-state-patient axis in biobanking.

Past Projects 

Publications and conferences



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Updated 21.5.2013