Museum für Naturkunde Berlin,
David Ziegler is project leader of the Science Variety "Glitter & Thinking" and scientific assistant at the experimental field of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. There he researches and works at the interface of science, art and underground culture. Previously, through Citizen Science, he supported the active participation of citizens in science and was active in sustainability communication. As a freelance artist and musician, he dedicates himself above all to conceptual art in fictional worlds and socio-political themes.
Why Children of Doom? In many respects I find post-apocalyptic fiction extremely fascinating, the genre has experienced a real boom in recent years. In films, computer games and live-action role-playing games (LARPs), fun and naïve notions of the doom of the world prevail. The combination of this "fun factor" with scientific findings about the real threats to our world is what makes Children of Doom so special and creates the space to discuss concrete possibilities for action.
con gressa GmbH,
Jörg Weiss is a molecular genetisist turned science communicator. He studied biology at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. Following research stays in Scotland and Canada, he worked as a communications manager for the initiative "Wissenschaft im Dialog". He then obtained a master in science marketing and communication at the TU Berlin. Since 2015 he is co-director of con gressa, an science event agency in Berlin.
For me, the children of doom festival is an exciting and innovative playground for unconventional approaches on public engagement with science and technology.
Dr. Claudia Englbrecht
BIO Deutschland e.V.,
Director Public Relations
Claudia Englbrecht is head of public relations at the German Biotechnology Industry Association BIO Deutschland. In her function, she is also responsible for the programme of the largest German biotech event, the German Biotechnology Days. After her PhD in molecular evolution, she worked for the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Following her work in bioinformatics at Helmholtz Zentrum München, she taught as a visiting professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, USA. Before joining BIO Deutschland, she supported the communications department of the Association of Biology, Biosciences and Biomedicine (VBIO) in Berlin.