Biofaction founder Markus Schmidt has been invited to one of the LASER Talks in Vienna: Shenzen Molecular Speed. The event will take place on the 15th of December from 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM at the Angewandte Innovation Laboratory (AIL).

The talk asks whether both, artistic media and new biotech markets go beyond the central dogma of molecular biology, with its unidirectionality of information flow from DNA to RNA to metabolism, which conflicts ecological circuits.

Markus Schmidt will talk about New-to-nature microbes to harmonize global ecological and industrial cycles. Other contributions come from anthropological research on Asian biotech cities, from ecogenomics, from cutting-edge (artistic) research on biomedia before finally, molecular hands-on residencies for artists are outlined.