Sandrine D’Haene

She studied biochemistry in Lille (North of France) and after working in the R&D of a big food industry (Cargill, Vilvoorde Belgium), she joined the Biophysics research group at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam that focused on studying the fast events in photosynthesis with ultrafast lasers. Trying to understand the secret of Nature has motivated her to get a PhD in Biophysics. Her research focused on purple and cyanobacteria that are at the origin of (photosynthetic) life (thesis entitled “Regulation of Light Energy in Photosynthetic Bacteria”).   

She lately worked on several artscience projects at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA) artscience lab, created in 2017 by Raoul Frese and the artist Ivan Henriques, a platform that merges scientific research with art and design. She took part of the Symbiotic Machines for Space Exploration (SymSE) program with Ivan Henriques, the Bio Arts and Design award “CMD, experiments in Bio-Algorithmic-Politics” with Michael Sedbon, “l’Origine du Monde” STARTS residency with Annemarie Maes, Kombutex with Samira Boon Studio, Studiotopia with the duo Evelina Domnitch – Dmitry Gelfand and Christiaan Zwanikken, the Smart Hybrid Forms program with Špela Petrič and Christiaan Zwanikken.