Cyrille Jeancolas is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Philosophy at Durham University. His research brings together epistemological and anthropological approaches to the practices of scientists in respect of the origin of life and its search in the Universe (astrobiology). He is a graduate engineer from AgroParisTech and did his PhD jointly at the Laboratory of Biophysics and Evolution at ESPCI Paris and the Laboratory of Social Anthropology at the Collège de France.