GASB TEAM

German Association for Synthetic Biology (GASB)

 

Steering Committee 

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!

Hendrik Cooper

Hendrik Cooper

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!

René Inckemann

René Inckemann

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.

Jonathan Funk

Jonathan Funk

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.

Vinca Seiler

Vinca Seiler

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

Jakob Schweizer

Outreach

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).

Fabian Rohden

Fabian Rohden

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 Albers

Marvin Albers

Member Administration

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!

Katarzyna Lipinska

Katarzyna Lipinska

Member Administration

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 Trodler

Anna Trodler

Secretary

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

Simon Kelterborn

IT

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.

Active Members 

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!

Project Leaders

Jan KalkoWski

Jan KalkoWski

Synbio Masteratlas

Janine Wanke

Janine Wanke

GCSB 2021

Active in GASB

Clara Hemming

Clara Hemming

Design

Jillian Hoffmann

Jillian Hoffmann

Synbio Masteratlas

Robert Klein

Robert Klein

Synbio Masteratlas

Johanna Möller

Johanna Möller

Synbio Masteratlas

Alexander Nierdau

Alexander Nierdau

GCSB 2021

Svenja Vinke

Svenja Vinke

Biosecurity

Steering Committee Alumni

  • Daniel Hürtgen
  • Max Mund
  • Anne Löchner
  • Nicolas Krink
  • Luis Carreira
  • Katrin Messerschmidt
  • Robert Grießmann
  • Daniel Stuckenberg