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Maria John Peter Selvamani
Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Zoology University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Master in Science Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.
Bachelor in Science Mysore University, Mysore, India.
Bachelor in Theology Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, India

2004 – 2018 Assistant Professor Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
2008 – 2019 Director Center for the Study of Science and Religion (CSSR-FJ), Fu Jen Catholic University.
2006-2008 Director Chinese Language Center, Fu Jen Catholic University
2003-2004 Postdoctoral Researcher Academia Sinica, Institute of Zoology

Catholic Bioethics, Science and Religion, Molecular Biology

Journal Paper
Selvamani, M.J.P (2017) Science and Religion Dialogue: Need an Asian Perspective. Universitas-Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture, 44(5):141-159. (A&HCI). 
Selvamani, M.J.P. (2017). Should the Catholic Church Endorse Intelligent Design? Lumen: A Journal of Catholic Studies, 5(1):65-91. 
Selvamani, M.J.P (2016). An Evolutionary Adaptation of Original Sin. Universitas-Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture, 43(2): 107-125. (AHCI)  
Selvamani, M.J.P (2016). Catholic Faith and Evolution, Fu Jen Publications, Hsinchuang, Taiwan. ISBN: 9789866197734
Selvamani, M.J.P and Budenholzer, F. editors (2015) Evolution and Christian faith (in Chinese), Fu Jen publications, Hsinchuang. Taiwan. ISBN: 9789866197376
Selvamani, M.J.P. (2013). God of Evolution: A Review of Catholic Perspective. Universitas-Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture, 41(4): 39-58. (AHCI)
Leu, J-Y, Lin, T-H, Selvamani, M. J.P., Chen, H-C, Liang, J-Z and Pan, K-M (2013). Characterization of a novel thermophilic cyanobacterial strain from Taian hot springs in Taiwan for high CO2 mitigation and C-phycocyanin extraction. Process Biochemistry, 48(1): 41-48. (SCI)
Selvamani, M.J.P. (2011). Frozen Surplus Embryos: an Unanswered Question in Catholic Bioethics. Universitas-Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture, 38(2): 75-89. (AHCI)
Selvamani, M.J.P. (2011) Book Review: Ted Peters, Karen Lebacqz and Gaymon Bennett: Sacred Cells? Why Christians Should Support Stem Cell Research, Universitas-Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture, 38(2): 119-122. (AHCI)
Arul, J. and Selvamani, M.J.P. (2004). Making scientific knowledge accessible to all: a role for a Catholic University in Taiwan. Fu Jen Studies, 38: 27-43.
Selvamani, M.J.P., Degnan, S.M. and Degnan, B.M. (2001). Microsatellite genotyping of individual abalone larvae: parentage assignment in aquaculture. Marine Biotechnology 3, 478-485. (SCI)
Selvamani, M.J.P., Degnan, S.M., Paetkau, D. and Degnan, B.M. (2000). Highly polymorphic microsatellite loci in the Heron Reef population of the tropical abalone Haliotis asinina. Molecular Ecology 9, 1184-1186.(SCI)

Conference Paper
Selvamani, M.J.P “Stephen Hawking on God: The Myth of Conflict between Science and Religion”, International Symposium on Creation without a Creator: Critical Perspectives on Hawking’s God , St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad, India, 2019-02-08 ~ 2019-02-10
Selvamani, M.J.P. “Caught between religion and law: Revisiting conscientious objection”,International Conference on Religion and the Rule of Law,Ferdinand Verbiest Instituut, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. 2018-08-21 ~ 2018-08-24
Selvamani, M.J.P. “Soul and Resurrection of Body: Where Catholic Faith Meets Neuroscience” The 13th Life Education Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. 2017-10-21~2017-10-22
Selvamani, M.J.P. “Science and Religion Dialogue: Need An Asian Perspective” Vienna International Congress on Science and/or Religion: A Debate of the 21st Century. Vienna, Austria. August 27-29, 2015.
Selvamai, M.J.P. “An Evolutionary Adaptation of Original Sin” The 6th Conference of Academia Catholica: Inculturation of the Catholic Church since Vatican II. Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan. May 29-30, 2015 
Selvamani, M.J.P. “Science and Religion Conflict: A Western Myth” The 5th Conference of Academia Catholica: When East and West Meet. Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan May 23, 2014.
Selvamani, M.J.P. “Divine Providence in an Evolutionary Worldview: Lonergan’s contribution” The 3rd Symposium on Bernard Lonergan and Contemporary Thoughts. Academia Catholica, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan March 21, 2014.
Selvamani M.J.P. “Science as an Element of Faith: Dialogue between Science and Catholic Faith in Taiwan” 23rd World Congress of Philosophy: Philosophy as Inquiry and Way of Life. Athens, Greece. August 4, 2013.
Selvamani, M.J.P. “Lonergan’s contribution to Evolution and Christian Faith Dialogue” The 2nd Symposium on Bernard Lonergan and Contemporary Thoughts. Academia Catholica, Fu Jen Catholic University, Hsincuang, Taiwan. March 16,2012.