studied philosophy and biology in Zurich, Konstanz, Tel-Aviv and Berlin. After his diploma in neurobiology he was both a research assistant at the Center for Philosophy and Ethics of Science at the University of Hannover and a member of the graduate school “Entering the Knowledge Society” at the Institute for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Bielefeld. In 2002-3 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, and at the History and Philosophy of Science Department of the University of Pittsburgh. 2005-2010 he was a research associate in the Swiss National Science Foundation’s project "Quality Assessment, Expertise and Decision-Making in Scientific Research: Criteria, Procedures, and Social Organization" at the Programme for Science Studies at the University of Basel in Switzerland. In 2011 Daniel Sirtes joined the iFQ team.
Bibliometrics, Peer Review, Science Studies, Philosophy of Science, Mechanistic Explanation and Causation in Biology.