Angelo Vermeulen

Space systems researcher, biologist & artist

Angelo Vermeulen has a multidisciplinary background. This keynote driven by many subjects, going from space systems, to biology to art. At Gears he will take you on a trip far away with his talk on "How to build a biological starship".

About Angelo

Currently Vermeulen shows proof of his diversity by collaborations with practicing scientists while also constructing multimedia installations in galleries and museums. 

In 2009 this allrounder founded SEAD (Space Ecologies Art and Design). This international network connects artists, scientists, engineers and activists. His goal is to reshape the future. Biomodd and Seeker are two of the best-known SEAD installations.

From 2011-2012 Vermeulen was a member of the European Space Agency Topical Team Arts & Science (ETTAS). In 2013 he was Crew Commander of the HI-SEAS Mars mission simulation in Hawaï. This formed the basis for his interest in space systems, leading to his PhD research about bio-inspired concepts for interstellar travel.

Interested? Check out his TED talk on how to go to space, without actually traveling to space.