Helena Shomar

Helena Shomar is a synthetic biologist and focuses on how biotechnologies could influence and shape daily life. Currently based in the Netherlands, she is a PhD Candidate at the G. Bokinsky Lab at TU Delft where she aims to design bacteria that produce last-resort antibiotics at an industrial scale from cheap and environmentally friendly materials. During her career, she has sought interdisciplinary collaboration with artists, designers, educators, or industrial partners to broaden the practice of science. With her team she created the scientific video-game hero.coli, exhibited the art-science work Living Ashes within the framework of the research project MAKING_LIFE in Helsinki, and organized workshops for different audiences.

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