I am a Ph.D student of the ETH Zurich in Switzerland where I am working on the design of aVLSI motion detection chips for microflyers at the Institute of Neuroinformatics. I am a engineer by heart who always loves to disassemble all kind of machines and wants to understand what is driving them and how things work. Because I think that building machines out of DNA instead of silicon is an extremly exiting new way I decided to participate in iGEM.