Heta Tarkkala, Aaro Tupasela, Salla Sariola

Heta Tarkkala is a postdoc researcher at the University of Eastern Finland. In her research she has been interested in the reorganization of biomedical knowledge production through biobanks, and the development of personalized medicine. She currently works in a project ‘Data-driven society in the making’, in which attention is paid on the implementation of data-driven practices, algorithms and AI in health care and social services.|Aaro Tupasela is a sociologist with an interest in medical science and technology studies (STS). For the past 15 years he has been exploring different perspectives related to the biomedical collection and use of human tissue collections, and related health data. Most recently he has been studying everyday practices in the international movement of samples and data, as well as AI in medical decision-making.|Salla Sariola is senior lecturer at University of Helsinki, Sociology. Her research interests concern the ethics and politics of science and technology as well as gender and sexuality. Her fieldwork has taken her to South Asia and Africa, namely to India, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Benin. She is the author of two books: Research as Development: Clinical trials, international collaboration and bioethics in Sri Lanka (Cornell University Press, forthcoming) and Gender and Sexuality: Selling sex in Chennai, (Routledge 2009, 2012). Salla is the coordinating editor of the journal Science and Technology Studies which is the house journal of European Association for the study of science and technology sciencetechnologystudies.org