Background and activities

Vice Dean of Research, Faculty of Humanities 2017-2021
Director of the PhD programme in Historical and Cultural Studies 2014-2017
Professor in Ethics and Political Philosophy

Research interests

Bioethics, ethics of technology, Kantian ethics, Aristotelian ethics, political philosophy and aesthetics

Research projects

Project leader for the interdisciplinary project "NANOTRUST – expertise and ethical conditions for a socially robust introduction of nanobiotechnology in aquaculture" funded by the Norwegian Research Council, 2007 – 2011.

Project leader for "NANOETHOS - Novel challenges for ELSA studies" funded by the Norwegian Research Council, 2009-10.

Active research partner on "In genes we trust? Biobanks, commercialisation and everyday life" funded by the Norwegian Research Council 2009 – 2012.

Active research partner on "Crossover Research. Well constructed systems biology" funded by the Norwegian Research Council 2010-2013.

Active research partner on "Socially Robust Solar Cells" funded by the Norwegian Research Council 2010-2013.

Active research partner on "Eco-values as product quality attributes in manufacturing of agricultural food ingredients" funded by the Research Council of Norway, 2011-2015.

Active research partner on "Enzymatic modification and upgrading of marine polysaccharides - MARPOL" Funded by the Research Council of Norway, 2013-2016.

Project leader "Research on the Ethos of Technology: The Case of Personalized Medicine" Funded by the Faculty of Humanities, NTNU, 2014 - 2017

Active research partner on "Development of a plant biotechnology platform for low cost production of industrial enzymes to boost biorefinery of lignocellulose biomass - BIOBOOST" Funded by the Research Council of Norway, 2015 - 2018

Project leader "Biobank research in the age of genomics. From public health to personalized medicine" Funded by the Research Council of Norway, 2015-2016.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Books

  • Iversen, Nina Marianne; Hem, Leif Egil; Myskja, Bjørn Kåre; Iversen, Tor-Henning. (2015) Norske Matvarer - Verdier, muligheter og utfordringer. Fagbokforlaget. 2015. ISBN 978-82-450-1844-8.
  • Carson, Siri Granum; Knowles, Jonathan; Myskja, Bjørn Kåre. (2011) Kant: Here, Now and How. Essays in honour of Truls Wyller. Mentis Verlag GmbH. 2011. ISBN 978-3-89785-764-3.
  • Myskja, Bjørn Kåre. (2002) The sublime in Kant and Beckett. Aesthetic judgement, ethics and literature. Walter de Gruyter. 2002. ISBN 3-11-017126-0. Kantstudien Ergänzungshefte (140).

Part of book/report

  • Carson, Siri Granum; Myskja, Bjørn Kåre. (2018) Tracing trust - on tracking technologies and consumer trust in food production. Professionals in Food Chains.
  • Myhr, Anne I; Myskja, Bjørn Kåre. (2018) Gene edited organisms should be assessed for sustainability, ethics and societal impacts. Professionals in Food Chains.
  • Trøite, Matilde Fordelsen; Myskja, Bjørn Kåre. (2018) Legal protection of animal intrinsic value – mere words?. Professionals in Food Chains.
  • Myskja, Bjørn Kåre. (2016) Kant on the right to renounce rights. Modernity - Unity in Diversity? Essays in Honour of Helge Høibraaten.