Nicolas is a researcher in bioengineering and skilled advocate of Synthetic Biology. He dedicated his professional life to Synthetic Biology at the bench and beyond, by co-founding the German Association for Synthetic Biology (GASB).
GASB is connecting all stakeholders in Synthetic Biology, including stakeholders from academia, industry, decision makers in politics and everyone else interested in Synthetic Biology. After advancing GASB as head, he is currently the academic and education officer of GASB as a part of the steering committee. Together with GASB Nicolas organized three years in a row the GASB conferences. Through his professional work as a scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Marburg as well as through his work for GASB, Nicolas established a large network of scientists around the globe working in the field of Synthetic Biology.
Nicolas holds a bachelor and a master degree from the Albert-Ludwigs University (Freiburg, Germany) and the University Sorbonne Cite (Paris, France). During his studies Nicolas was fellow of the Konrad Adenauer Society, was awarded a DAAD fellowship, as well as won with the iGEM Paris Bettencourt team the overgrad track of the international genetically engineered machine competition (iGEM) in 2013. He completed his bachelor thesis in the laboratory of Prof. Drew Endy at the Stanford University and this master thesis at the Joint BioEnergy Institute under the supervision of Prof. Jay Keasling. Currently, Nicolas is finishing his Doctorate at the Max Planck Institute in Marburg.