This website is to inform about activities in the field of DIYbio*,
Biohacking**, Synthetic Biology*** and BioArt**** projects. It is embedded in
the international networks of the diybio.org , hackteria.org and hackerspaces.org. Furthermore there is lively exchange with experts from universities all over
Europe, USA and Asia, as well as with german and US authorities and political
Beeing independent from private, institutional or political influence, I try to
give a genuine insight into this quickly emerging field of citizen science,
reach out to the public, teach and fuel the debate about bioethics and future
technologies concerning life sciences, whereby promoting an open sharing of
ideas and a advocating a positive perception of science.
If you are interested in lectures, workshops, BioArt or political debates, or
simply would like to know more about my work, please feel free to contact me
Do It Yourself biology. Describes anything that has to do with a tinkering
approach on any biological topic.
The term appeared together with Biopunk. Biopunks do biohacking and thereby use
biological material in a new context, give it new functionality or meaning.
I personally do not consider myself as a Biopunk, nor Biohacker, since I have a
professional approach on the matter and do not only do it as a hobby, as the
definition of the terms claim.
It combines science with engineering to create life forms with new
The use of biological material or designs to create art, either
by using living material itself or by using its design.