Title: Flattening the Curve: Australia Photo credit: Matthew Latif

Dr. Matthew Latif

Bio-Artist, Synthetic Biologist, Biohacker

Dr. Latif is a bio-artist, synthetic biologist, and biohacker. He is known for creating music using living brain cells and genetically engineering his own stem cells to create fluorescent works of art. In his artistic practice he embraces the concepts of scientific democracy by attempting to directly connect, resonate, and challenge the way audiences think about science and the natural world. Throughout his career, he has used the concepts of “timeliness” and “relevance” as the source of inspiration for his bio-art projects. As Nina Simone once said, “It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live.”