The Synthesis Team

Editor: Alexandra Daisy GinsbergSynthetic Aesthetics, Stanford University/University of Edinburgh

Professor John WardBiochemistry, UCL

Nicola TriscottThe Arts Catalyst

Dr. Jane GregoryScience & Technology Studies, UCL

Oron CattsSymbioticA, University of Western Australia

Dr. Jane CalvertSocial & Political Science, University of Edinburgh

Dr. Alistair ElfickBioengineering, University of Edinburgh


Handbook and Workshop Contributors


ArtScienceBangalore iGEM Team 2010, Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, India

Dr. Christina Agapakis, Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Joe Cain, History & Philosophy of Biology, UCL, UK

Brendan Clarke, Science and Technology Studies, UCL, UK

Professor Ben Davis, Organic Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK

Dr. Cristina Del Bianco, Biochemistry, University of Trento, Italy

Dr. Drew Endy, Bioengineering, Stanford University, USA

Dr. Fernan Federici, Plant Science, University of Cambridge, UK

Dr. Markus Gershater, Biochemistry, UCL, UK

Andy Gracie, Artist, Hackteria, UK

Dr. Jim Haseloff, Plant Science, University of Cambridge, UK

Tito Jankowski, Biohacker, BioCurious, USA

Dr. Nick Lane, Evolutionary Biochemistry, UCL, UK

Mun Keat Looi, Science writer, Wellcome Trust, UK

Dr. Sheref Mansy, Biochemistry, University of TrentoItaly

Dr. Darren Nesbith, Biochemistry, UCL, UK

Sascha Pohflepp, Artist, Synthetic Aesthetics, Germany

Professor Brian Rappert, Scoiology & Philosophy, University of Exeter, UK

Dr. Emma Tobin, Science and Technology Studies, UCL, UK

Jim Thomas, Researcher/Campaigner, ETC Group, Canada

Dr. Benjamin Thompson, Science writer, Wellcome Trust, UK

Yashas Shetty, Artist, Hackteria, Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, India

Sissel Tolaas, Smell artist, Synthetic Aesthetics, Re_searchLab, Germany

Paul Vanouse, Artist, University at Buffalo, USA



With thanks to UCL, the Ward Lab, Jenny Smale and Paul Wells of UCL, the Arts Catalyst team and everyone else who gave their time to make the first Lab happen.