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! You can contact us in German or English!

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. He is the current vice head of the steering committee.
For him GASB offers the opportunity not just to connect with people within the field but also to bring SynBio to the general public. Feel free to contact him if you are interested in SynBio or GASB.

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

Administrative Officer

Vinca is pursuing her master thesis in the field of Synthetic Biology at the University of Marburg. She got in touch with SynBio in 2019 through iGEM. Since then she is interested in getting people into contact with SynBio. She is the administrative officer of GASB and is interested in the general organisation of the association and additional helps to organise events and webinars.

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!

Janine Wanke

Janine Wanke

Academic Collaboration

Janine is a bachelor student in biotechnology at THM Giessen. She joined GASB in 2021 and her focus is on organizing the annual GASB conference in collaboration with alternating academic partners.

Alexander Niederau

Alexander Niederau

Education Officer

Alex is a PhD student in the field of Plant Biotechnology at the University of Freiburg. Since his participation in iGEM 2019 he is passionate about SynBio and science communication. Within GASB he is one of two Education Officers and responsible for our educational projects.

Jan Kalkowski

Jan Kalkowski

Education Officer

Jan is a master student in biology with focus on SynBio at TU Darmstadt. He is passionate about everything SynBio. Additionally, he is interested in Science Communication and SynBio Education. Within GASB he is one of two Education Officers and responsible for our educational projects.

Svenja Vinke

Svenja Vinke

Biosecurity

Svenja is a PhD student at the Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) Bielefeld working in Synthetic Biology research. Her main research interest lays in directed evolution and the expansion of the genetic code.
Next to her PhD, she is an enthusiastic educator who integrates teaching biosecurity risks in life-sciences study curricula and Synthetic Biology competitions. As project lead of the GASB Biosecurity Project, she works on building a SynBio research community where biosecurity considerations are valued and common place.

Jakob Schweizer

Jakob Schweizer

Outreach

Jakob Schweizer is a trained physicist who switched to bottom-up Synthetic Biology while doing his PhD with Petra 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.

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

Alexander Niederau

Alexander Niederau

BioBits

Janine Wanke

Janine Wanke

GASB Conference 2022

Active in GASB

Anna Tichá

Anna Tichá

SynBio Masteratlas

Julia Macholl

Julia Macholl

BioBits

Marwan Kaufmann

Marwan Kaufmann

BioBits | SynBio Masteratlas

Johanna Möller

Johanna Möller

SynBio Masteratlas

Andrea Aquize

Andrea Aquize

iGEM/SynBio Alliance

Antonia Schetle

Antonia Schetle

SynBio Masteratlas

Gaukhar  Sagindykova

Gaukhar Sagindykova

SynBio Masteratlas

Marvin Hildebrandt

Marvin Hildebrandt

Developer

Jillian Hoffmann

Jillian Hoffmann

SynBio Masteratlas

Sarah Gilles

Sarah Gilles

BioBits

Steering Committee Alumni

Nicolas Krink

Anne Löchner

Daniel Hürtgen

Max Mundt

Luis Carreira

Katrin Messerschmidt

Robert Grießmann

Anna Trodler

Simon Kelterborn

Kasia Lipinska

Robert Klein