Robert Oppenheimer

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Robert Oppenheimer

Graduate Student

I'm a DPhil student with the Synthetic Biology Doctoral Training Centre (2015-2019). I grew up on a sheep-farm in Walcha, Australia. I love learning about flocks of birds, schools of fish, colonies of ants, and so on, where a coherent and dynamic pattern emerges out of many interacting parts. I believe that the attempt to re-create these kinds of dynamic systems from the bottom up will teach us how self-organisation works in nature while also creating new biotechnologies.