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Synthetic Biology in Cambridge



Helene Steiner is a UK based designer and researcher with a focus on new interactions in and with our (natural) environment. Her research follows an biological approach and looks at opportunities to not only bridge the physical and digital world but also the natural and artificial. Her background is in Product Design with a MDes from the Bauhaus University in Weimar. During her time in Vienna she studied under FROG founder Prof. Hartmut Esslinger to explore the opportunities of extending our bodies with technology and prosthetics, what leaded to her MA and MSc in Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College in London. Currently she is a PostDoc Researcher in Human Experience Design at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK.


Key publications: 

Helene Steiner, Lining Yao, Hiroshi Ishii, et al, bioLogic: Natto Cells as Nanoactuators for Shape Changing Interfaces, CHI 2015

Co-Founder and CCO of Cell-Free Technology
Ms. Helene  Steiner
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