This article was co-authored by Markus Schmidt...
I am the founder and CEO of Biofaction, a research and science communications company, and have an educational background in electronic engineering, biology and environmental risk assessment.
For almost 10 years, I have carried out environmental risk assessment, safety and public perception studies in a number of science and technology fields, including GM-crops, gene therapy and synthetic biology.
As part of Biofaction I contribute to a better interaction between science and society though public talks, scientific documentary films and the organisation of the Synthetic biology science, Art and Film Festival, Bio:Fiction.
I have recently published a book ‘Synthetic Biology: Industrial and Environmental Applications‘ which provides a 360 degree analysis on promising industrial and environmental applications.