Anna Dumitriu is a British artist and curator whose work fuses craft, technology and bioscience to explore our relationship to the microbial world, biomedicine and technology. She has a strong international exhibition profile, having exhibited at The Picasso Museum in Barcelona, The Science Gallery in Dublin, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Taipei, and The V & A Museum in London. Her work is held in several major public collections, including the Science Museum London and Eden Project. She is artist in residence on the Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at the University of Oxford, a visiting research fellow: artist in residence in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Hertfordshire, and an honorary research fellow in the Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.
Lucas Evers joined Waag Society in April 2007 and is currently leading their Open Wetlab. He is actively involved in several projects at the crossroads of locativity and narrativity as well as bio art and design. Lucas has an education as an artist and teacher in the creative arts and studied politics at the University of Amsterdam. He worked at the cultural centres De Balie and De Melkweg in Amsterdam, programming cinema, new media and politics. He organized an extensive programme around the French cinematographer Chris Marker at De Balie and was closely involved at programmes such as 'net.congestion – international festival of streaming media', Next 5 Minutes, e-culture fair, Archeology of Imaginary Media and a number of programmes in the field of the so-called 'life sciences'. Besides his job at Waag Society, Lucas is also an advisor at DasArts, second phase theater and performance education.
Erich Prem is chief RTI strategy advisor and CEO of eutema GmbH. He is a regular coordinator of international research projects, evaluator of RTD projects for the European Commission and an experienced programme manager of funding programmes. Erich Prem is a certified managerial economist and works scientifically in artificial intelligence, research politics, innovation research and epistemology. He published more than 70 scientific papers and was a guest researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Dr.tech. from TU Vienna where he also completed his master in computer science (Dipl.Ing). He was a lecturer at TU Vienna’s Informatics Innovation Center. He received his MBA in General Management from Donau University.
Giuseppe Saija is a project manager at youris since 2012. He is a consultant on R&D and innovation since 1999 after gaining a solid experience in the media and journalism in Italy and Australia. He has promoted and managed several projects on the public communication of research and technologies in several fields, from urban innovation to ICT and to the radically new technologies of the FET programme. He has been involved in the FET2020 initiative under the Cofet contract in 2013 and 2014 and is now in charge of video production and media promotion at youris for the FEAT project.