Pieter van Boheemen

Pieter is a hacker, artist, engineer, researcher and teacher driving forward Free & Open Source Technologies as a catalyzer for social innovation. Until October 1st, 2017 he lead the Open Wetlab, Open Design Lab and Fablab Amsterdam at Waag Society. He is an expert in biological technologies, an award winning entrepreneur and world recognized speaker on Biohacking and DIYBio.

He organized dozens of hands-on art science “Do It Together Bio” workshops, founded and led more than 150 Dutch DIYBio community events, runned the micro-organism store Pet Shop, and presented a YouTube channel on making and hacking things. The outcomes have been displayed at major international art, design and science museums and festivals.

He coordinated several European research projects within his group at Waag Society and participated in KIICS, MakingSense, BrainHack and DITOs. After his period at Waag Society he went to the Dutch Rathenau Institute.


Posted on:
Tuesday 03 October 2017

In a world where science is most often practiced in isolated labs, gaining access to the primary tools is of great importance to many independent researchers.

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Tuesday 21 February 2017

A new week, a new episode of #OPENBIOTECH! In this one I’m showing you how to get in jail as a biohacker. Yep, that’s right.

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Wednesday 15 February 2017

For many people biotechnology is mysterious business – while almost everything around us is influenced by it. With this new serie of vlogs we aim to democratize the knowledge behind this closed industry and #OPENBIOTECH for everyone.