German Association for Synthetic Biology (GASB)
The steering committee is GASB’s official representation and is annually elected through the members meeting. As the main operational board, the steering committee ensures the proper function of the association and represents GASB externally.
Please contact each individual member of the steering committee directly with your questions or use our contact form for general requests
We are looking forward to getting in touch with you!
Head of Steering
Hendrik joined the GASB steering committee in 2017 to contribute to the growing field of synthetic biology. He is the current head of steering and is focusing on bringing the academic and industry part of synthetic biology closer together. Hendrik is doing his masters at Technical University Darmstadt. Feel free to contact him if you have questions or ideas!
Vice Head of Steering
René is a PhD student working on establishing chloroplasts as chassis for Synthetic Biology. For him GASB offers the opportunity to not just connect with people within the field but also with the general public. For this reason, René is the contact person for public engagement and educational projects. Additionally, he is also the vice head of the steering committee.
Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan is a Master student in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at the Technical University of Denmark. He is passionate about the application of Computer Science in Synthetic Biology, Cell-factory engineering and Protein Engineering . He is the financial officer of GASB, he helped redisigning the website and with the organization of events and conferences.
Tech & Event Organisation
Vinca got in touch with Synthetic Biology in 2019 through iGEM. Since then she is interested in getting people into contact with Synbio. She joined GASB in 2020 and helps to organise virtual conferences and webinars.
Jakob Schweizer is a trained physicist who switched to bottom-up synthetic biology while doing his PhD with Petr Schwille at the TU Dresden. After a postdoc at Oxford University in the lab of Dave Sherrat, Jakob Schweizer became the scientific coordinator of the Max-Planck Research Network in Synthetic Biology (MaxSynBio).
Politics & Biosecurity
Fabian is caring about political, societal and ethical aspects of Synthetic Biology. Currently he is in Canada, transferring to his PhD program. Please contact him for any question relating to the points mentioned above.
Marvin is a Master student in chemistry at WWU Münster and is responsible for member administration within GASB. Trough his participation at the iGEM competition with the team of TU Darmstadt 2019 he got engaged with Synthetic Biology. If you are interested in joining GASB and want to know more – contact him!
Kasia is a Bachelor student who joined GASB to contribute to the growing SynBio community. She is responsible for member administration and organisational tasks. If you are a student interested in synbio-related research possibilities in Germany and looking for some guidance – send her an email!
Anna studied Molecular Biology at Philipps-University Marburg and is now making her way in industry. Since 2019, Anna is the Secretary of GASB, involved in the organization of events and is now responsible for sponsorship.
Simon Kelterborn was educated in molecular biology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Inspired by the concepts of synthetic biology, he pursues his PhD in developing gene editing tools for the use in microalgae at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Within GASB, Simon is supporting with IT stuff, involved in synbio related politics and is dedicated to connect the academic SynBio community with start-ups and the bio economy.
Whether it is through organizing the next conference, panel discussion or realizing their own project ideas, the active members of GASB leave their footprints on the road to establishing a synbio community in germany. In collaboration with small interdisciplinary teams our active members support us realizing our events and projects.Do you want to contribute or are you just curious what possibilities lie ahead? Become Active!
Active in GASB
Steering Committee Alumni
- Daniel Hürtgen
- Max Mund
- Anne Löchner
- Nicolas Krink
- Luis Carreira
- Katrin Messerschmidt
- Robert Grießmann
- Daniel Stuckenberg