About Bio·Fiction

BIO·FICTION explores the emerging field of synthetic biology from different disciplinary angles including science and engineering, social science, cultural studies, amateur biology, film making, art and design. The original program had presentations, panel discussions, do-it-yourself biology demos, performances, art works and, of course, film screenings. It featured short films on any aspect of synthetic biology, including documentary films, animation, and science fiction. BIO·FICTION was created by Markus Schmidt and Camillo Meinhart and was held in Vienna in 2011 and again in 2014. The original BIO·FICTION film jury consisted of: Erich Berger (FI), Sebastian Harrer (DE), Jens Hauser (DK), Philippe Marlière (FR), Vitor Martins dos Santos (NL), Robert Styblo (AU), Huib de Vriend (NL) and Katherina T. Zakravsky (AU).

At present, the BIO·FICTION program is being shared all over the world, and Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle is the first organization to share the event in the United States. The event will consist of a selection of just over 15 short films from the 2014 BIO·FICTION program in Vienna. A panel discussion will follow the screening. The Seattle screening of the event was organized by Allison Kudla and an esteemed committee that includes Aron Thompson, Nick Newcombe, Sui Huang and Nitin Baliga.

The event is free, however seating is limited, and we ask that you please RSVP if you plan to attend the screening.


Doors will open at 4:30pm. Attendees check-in and mingle during this time. The film program begins at 5:00pm, at which time attendees will take their seats. A panel discussion will be held for approximately 30 minutes following the ending of the film screenings. This event is happening in conjunction with the South Lake Union Art Walk.

Thursday, May 7, 2015


4:30 - 7:00PM
Film program begins at 5:00PM


Institute for Systems Biology (ISB)
Main Floor
401 Terry Ave North
South Lake Union, Seattle

The Panel

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Lee Hood, President and Co-Founder of Institute for Systems Biology.

About ISB

The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) is a nonprofit biomedical research organization based in Seattle, Washington. It was founded in 2000 by systems biologist Leroy Hood, immunologist Alan Aderem, and protein chemist Ruedi Aebersold. ISB was established on the belief that the conventional models for exploring and funding breakthrough science have not caught up with the real potential of what is possible today. ISB serves as the ultimate environment where scientific collaboration stretches across disciplines, where our researchers have the intellectual freedom to challenge the status quo, and where grand visions for breakthroughs in human health inspire a collective drive to achieve the seemingly impossible. Our core values ensure that we always keep our focus on the big ideas that eventually will have the biggest impact on human health.



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