Ph.D. Candidate at the Royal College of Art, LondonProject role
Founder and creative leadBio
Veronica is a designer, artist, and researcher interested in networked cycles, emerging biotechnologies and bio-fabrication, systems design, and new roles for designers. She currently pursues an AHRC funded PhD at the Royal College of Art, examining the burgeoning domain of the bio-digital — a converging knowledge space where computational thinking meets biological matter.
Head of SilkLab, Tufts University in Boston, MassachusettsProject role
Science partner and co-founderBio
Fiorenzo G. Omenetto is the Frank C. Doble Professor of Engineering, a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University and an adjunct Professor in Physics and Electrical Engineering. Formerly, he was a J. Robert Oppenheimer Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratories, a Guggenheim Fellow, and currently holds a Fellowship of the Optical Society of America and of the American Physical Society. He proposed and pioneered the use of silk as a material platform for advanced technology.
Programme Manager at the Arts Catalyst, LondonProject role
Art partner and co-founderBio
Claudia joined Arts Catalyst in February 2012 as Coordinator and became Programme Manager in April 2015. She has project managed several independent educational projects and exhibitions at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), The Bluecoat Gallery, A Foundation, Liverpool and Nordic Intercultural Events. Her background is in Fine Art and she has also completed an MA in Material and Visual Culture in Anthropology at UCL. At Arts Catalyst, she produces exhibitions and programmes public events, and also manages the operational aspects of the organisation.
Senior Teaching Fellow at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College, LondonProject role
Derek is a Senior Teaching Fellow at Imperial College. He has a degree in Biology and a PhD in Computing, developing genomic annotation software. He worked for 13 years with the Bioinformatics Support Service at Imperial providing college wide collaborative bioinformatics support, particularly in genomic data analysis and annotation. He currently teaches in the Department of Life Sciences, focusing on bioinformatics and genetics/genomics.