Steering Committee

Steering Committee

The steering committee (“Vorstand”) is GASB’s official representation, and elected annually by the members meeting.

You can contact the individual members of the steering committee by clicking on their names, which will allow you to write a personal email to them. If you are unsure whom to contact, you can also reach out via our Contact form.

We are looking forward to hear from you!


Fabian Rohden

Fabian coordinates the actions within GASB and is caring about political and ethical aspects of Synthetic Biology. Currently he works on international treaties relevant to biological research. Please contact him for any question relating to the points mentioned above.


Max Mundt

Max is a PostDoc developing tools for the control of gene expression noise. He is interested in the SynBio industry and startup scene, as well as the national and international regulatory frameworks of SynBio-related technologies. Max is the vice head of the GASB Steering Committee


Anne C. Löchner

Anne is a PhD student in Synthetic Biology. She likes to provide with GASB a platform for the community which connects the different people with each other. Within GASB, Anne is responsible for financial matters and is supporting with member administration.


Nicolas Krink

Nico, a PhD Student in the field of Synthetic Biology, initiated the founding of GASB. He aims to accelerate the development of synthetic biology by supporting the community to collaborate and to have a united voice. Nico is our contact person for researchers and partners in academic SynBio institutions and coordinates educational projects.


Robert Giessmann

Robert is working on tools to enable GASB members to connect with each other and share their knowledge and tools. If you are interested in creating new formats to meet each other, or if you are having a specific project already in mind — get in touch with him!


Katarzyna Lipinska

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!


Hendrik Cooper

Hendrik is a Bachelor student at Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf and joined GASB in 2017 to contribute to the growing field of SynBio. He is responsible for public relations and outreach. Feel free to contact him if you have questions or ideas!


Daniel F. Hürtgen

Daniel is a PhD student in Synthetic Biology and working on a bottom-up approach towards the design of a synthetic, minimal cell. He believes Synthetic Biology to be the most promising key technology of the 21 st century and aims at connecting SynBio-academia to SynBio-industr. Daniel is your contact for collaboration with industry and financial matters of GASB.


Luis Carreira

Luis is a PhD student of microbiology at the MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology. He believes synthetic biology to be a game changer for the 21st century. Contact Luis if you want to collaborate on the association level with GASB!