About me


My name is Kerstin Göpfrich and I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Stuttgart. I work on synthetic biology in the group of Prof Joachim Spatz, where I am combining DNA nanotechnology and microfluidics to assemble synthetic cells. I am fascinated by the idea to create an entire living cell from scratch!

In January 2017, I completed my PhD in physics at the University of Cambridge, UK, where I worked on DNA origami nanopores with Prof Ulrich Keyser.

I enjoy sharing the latest science with high school teachers and students, as well as with the wider public. If you are a teacher and would like to arrange a video conferencing call with me during your lessons, please get in touch via www.ring-a-scientist.org. I've worked for diverse media outlets including The Naked Scientists (BBC - Radio 5 live), Cambridge TV, Spektrum der Wissenschaft and The Huffington Post. For past and present projects, see Sharing Science, or just get in touch!