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2015-19   PhD Student, Media & Arts Technology, Queen Mary University, London
2013-16   Researcher and visiting lecturer, Design Interactions, Royal College of Art, London
2013-14   Visiting tutor, Interaction Design Arts, LCC, London
2013-14   Research assistant, Malaria research (Baum lab), Imperial College, London
2011-11   Science & Design residency (June-Sep), OIST, Okinawa, Japan
2009-10   Communications manager, Centre of the Cell, Queen Mary University, London
2006-09   Pharmaceutical account manager, Eurocom Healthcare, London
2005-06   Pharmaceutical account executive, Euro RSCG Life, London
2003-04   Research Intern, Protein Chemistry, Roche Pharma, Basel, Switzerland

Education 

2010-12   MA Design Interactions, Royal College of Art, London 
2009-10   Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (distinction), LCC, London 
2001-05   Bsc Biotechnology (2.1), University College London

Selected Exhibitions

2017
Virtualities and Realities, kim? Gallery, Riga, Latvia
PostFuture, 13th Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), 18-21 May 2017, Athens, Greece

2016
Open Fields: Conference & Exhibition, RIXC, Riga, Latvia

2015
Forced Landing: Into the Unknown, Helsinki Design Week, Aalto Media Factory, Helsinki, Finland
Freedom, Space Space Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Future of Money, FutureFest, Vinopolis, London

2014
Green Light District, Budafabriek, Kortrijk, Belgium 
Future Fictions, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
Digital Weekend, London Design Festival, V&A museum, London
Revolving Stars & Shaky Grounds, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Germany
Blueprints for the Unknown, DEAF, V2_Institute of unstable media, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2013
Cynetart, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Germany 
Stranger than Fiction, SB 6.0 Conference, Imperial College London 
The Incubator, Freedom Men Art Apartments, Taiwan
Demain C’est Aujourd’hui 4, St Etienne Biennale, France

2012
Show RCA 2012, Design Interactions, Test bed 1, London
Paradise, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
Work in Progress Show, Design Interactions, RCA, London

Workshops & Talks

2017
Bacterial Candy Crush, Open Fields Conference, RIXC, Riga, Latvia
Microbial Human Condition, Biolab Week, Workshop at AKI Institute of Art & Design, Enschede, Netherlands
Following Invisible Lines: GPS & Speculative Design Workshop with Christopher Wood (lead), Future Cities Catapult, London, UK
Reviving Drachma: Creativity & Technology Talks, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece
Biohacking & Design. BioFabbing Convergence, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Rainbows and Pots of E.coli: Speculations on Micro-Evolution. Renewable Futures Conference, Economia Festival, Baltan Laboratories, Natlab, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Introduction to Synthetic Biology: Summary, Trends and Applications. Dubai Future Academy, Dubai, UAE
Poster presentation of PhD research topic: DIY cyanobacterial pigment synthesis. Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain
Introduction to Bio-design and Applications for Designers. Interaction Design Arts, LCC, UAL, London.
DNA to CMYK: Building Vocabularies for Bio-Artists and Designers, Agents in the Anthropocene. Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands 

2016 
Microbial Money: Alternative Narratives for Sustainable Economy, Open Fields, RIXC, Riga, Latvia  

2015 
Peck As You Go: Alternative Biologial Payment Systems, FSCONS, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Forced Landing: Into the Unknown, Helsinki Design Week, Finland 
Biofacturing Workshop, MA Wearable Futures, Ravensbourne, London 
Biofacturing Futures Public Talk, Ravensbourne, London 
Future of Money, Tomorrow's Transactions, Consult Hyperion, London 

2014 
Biohack & Design Workshop, Design Interactions, RCA, London 
Biohack the Economy Talk, 2nd Bio-Commons meeting, Vienna, Austria 
Biohack & Design Workshop, Dept of IMI, LCC, London 
Synthetic Aesthetics Talk, Friday Lates series, V&A, London 

2013 
Agartecture Workshop, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Germany 
DIY Bio Workshop, FAST, University of Dresden, Germany 
Designing Biology Talk, Across RCA, London 
Agartecture Workshop, Mini Maker Faire, LCC, London 
Biohack Talk, UCA research conference, Whitechapel Gallery, London 
Biohack & Design Workshop, Dept of IMI, LCC, London 
Biohack & Design Workshop, Design Interactions, RCA, London 

2012 
Science Uncovered Talk, Natural History Museum, London 
Living Logic Workshop (participant), Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria 

Publications & Media 

2016 
SciArt Magazine Interview: Straight Talk, December issue, 2016
Open Fields 2016 exhibition review article, Realtime Magazine, Issue 135 
Bio-Art: Life in Art (Ed. S.C.Shin), Mijinsa Publications, South Korea 

2015 
Works and Interview feature, Bio-Art: Altered Realities (William Myers), MIT Press 
Microbial Money feature, Neural Magazine, issue 51 
Fungal Indices (article), Future Mirrors, Modelab 
Designer Feature & Interview, Ooze Magazine London 

2014 
‘Bio-hacking workshops train designers of the future’, RCA Press Release (21/11) 
Article Feature (14/11), De Standaard newspaper, Belgium 

2013 
Outriders Interviews, BBC radio 5 live (24/7 & 31/12) 
Biohacking: Festival Cynetart Interview, Arte Creative TV
Artists in Laboratories Interview, Resonance FM 
Down to Earth Feature, France 24 TV 
Biohacking Feature, Theory & Practice Russia magazine
Guest writer on DIY biology, WUWO magazine 
Designer Genes Interview, Felix newspaper, Imperial College London 
Meet the Biohackers Feature, I. Science magazine, Imperial College London 

2012 
Rotifer Farm Feature, Notcot.com 
Artists in Laboratories Interview, Resonance FM 
Designing for Micro-Paradise Publication, Salone del Mobile, Milan 
Gene Hunting Device Interview, We Make Money Not Art 
Finding Superman Dissertation (Distinction), RCA, London 

Awards & Grants 

2015-2019 
Full-time Research Scholarship (PhD), EPSRC & Queen Mary University 
Winner, Future of Money Design Awards 2015, Consult Hyperion 

2014 
Project Boost Grant, Imperial College Advanced Hackspace (ICAH) & EPSRC