OUR SPEAKERS OF 2021
Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel is full professor for Biomaterials at the University of Bayreuth. For 20 years his research focusses on Spider Silk, its production, processing and application. Spider silk could be changing the tides, since it shows fascinating properties from mechanics to bacterial repellence. Further it is sustainable, recyclable and biologically degradable. Especially in health care, spider silk opens fascinating new routes, since its surface is bio-selective: human body cells can grow on and in spider silk scaffolds, but pathogens are repelled, without the need of antibiotics, inhibiting infectious diseases. This feature enables ground breaking new biomedical applications.
Laura is 23 years old and has been studying International Relations and Economics at the University of Erfurt since 2017. Study and internship-related stays took her to Bonn, Madrid and New York. From 2017 to 2019, she was involved in the German-Czech Youth Forum and served as Deputy Regional Chair of the Young European Federalists of Thüringen. In 2020, she represented German youth at the G7 Youth Summit as Head Delegate of the German Y7 delegation and was elected Deputy Federal Chair of the Young European Federalists Germany in October 2020. In the context of her political engagement, Laura mainly deals with feminism and feminist foreign policy..
One of his latest purchases is his „vuze“ Camera, a multi-joint, multi direction 3D camera for total panoramic pictures and filming.
In addition to his technical interests and subcultural interests such as
gothic and science fiction scene he has now been a loving godfather to
his friend’s son Vincent, 2 years of age.
In his TEDx talk he combines his thoughts about his godchild and his
knowledge in 3D filming to a topic of general importance.