Berlin Science Week: When the musical biotechnologist met the Greek-chemist-in-the-kitchen…

Today's match in our scientist meet-ups for Berlin Science Week: biotechnologist-turned-musician Karla Hajman, and Akis Liokatis, a trained biochemist better known as the Greek-chemist-in-the-kitchen.



By Monika Müller-Kroll and Sylvia Cunningham

Berlin Science Week begins today, and for the next 10 days, scientists from all over the world will be in Berlin to collaborate, to engage in dialogue, and celebrate science in over 150 events throughout the city. Topics range from artificial intelligence to medicine to climate change.

We want to join this dialogue by introducing an element of surprise. We’ve invited two people from different fields who haven’t met before to find out what they are working on and what they have in common.

The first pair is Karla Hajman and Akis Liokatis. Karla is a biotechnologist who ditched her Ph.D. in Experimental Audiology and Neurology to become a musician and satirist. Akis is a trained biochemist but now better known as the Greek-chemist-in-the-kitchen. What did they talk about? Listen in and find out!

Karla will be speaking at “I know something you don’t know” on Nov. 2 from 7:30 to 10 p.m., and Akis will be part of the “Cooking for Microbiome” workshop on Nov. 1 from 5 to 10 p.m.

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