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Prof. Dr. Annika Guse

Annika is a molecular biologist.
She investigates the symbiosis between corals and algae at the 

Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

Dr. Stephanie Guse

Stephanie is an interdisciplinary artist and art-philosopher from Vienna who creates artworks and methods to inspire people to work towards a more sustainable future.

Céline Oberste-Lehn

Céline is a communication designer.
Based in Düsseldorf, her work focuses on sustainability. 

Participants 2022

Participants to ¡vamos, simbiosis! bring with them a broad range of expertise and a diverse set of skills and experiences. What they have in common is a commitment to defending our planet by developing more sustainable practices and approaching the issue with playfulness and empathy.


Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado is the executive director of Stowers Institute of Medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri in the United States. His research explores the process and genetic control of regeneration and tissue maintenance.


Andreas Bergmann is a Berlin based designer. He runs a scenic and product design business working for news stations like the Deutsche Welle (DW) and Schweizer Fernsehen (SRF).


Tobias Brehmer is a Berlin- based director, editor, and film producer who runs his own film production company.


Graham Brooks is a British designer who runs his own business g-graphic based in Águilas, Spain.


Javier Espinosa is a professional diver and artist from Águilas, Spain.

His illustrations and murals take their inspiration from the underwater world.


Angel Vilar Castellar is a professional diver based in Águilas, Spain. He likes skydiving and is a percussionist fond of rock and heavy metal.

Katrin Funcke is a Berlin-based illustrator. Her work has appeared in numerous ad campaigns, magazines, and books.


Niels Dingemanse is a Dutch professor for Behavioral Ecology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. For his work, he uses blue tits, sparrows and crickets.


Fabian Gasperl is a photographer based in Vienna, Austria.

He has a background in theatre-, film- and media studies and runs a studio whose clients include artists and corporations.


Roos Gerritsen is a Dutch anthropologist who focuses on migration and inclusion through food and cooking.


Nadine Homeyer is a Berlin- based data scientist with a background in Biology Informatics with a focus on analysis and visualisation of scientific data.


Tobias Just is the managing director of the Marsilius Kolleg, Heidelberg. He supports academics from a broad variety of disciplines in their collaborative work.


Jannes Landschoff is a German marine biologist based in Cape Town, South Africa. As part of the Sea Change Project, he investigates the biodiversity of the kelp forest. He also contributed to the film “My Octopus Teacher.”


Michael Masula is a German actor based in Vienna, Austria. He has appeared in a number of films and in such theatres as the Burgtheater, Vienna.


Daniela Mühlbauer is an Austrian dancer and choreographer based in Vienna. She works for various productions in theatres and as a yoga instructor.


Sardor Rakhimov is a tennis coach from Uzbekistan and lives in Germany. He is interested in how the body-mind connection influences performance and well-being. 


Axel Warnstedt is filmmaker who focuses on environmental issues. He works for the Deutsche Welle (DW) in Berlin and has won various awards for his documentaries.


Tanja Granzow is an anthropologist. Her work focuses on understanding  how humans cope with crises in various contexts such as war, disaster, and environmental change. 


Marie Jacobovitz is from the US and lives in Germany. She is a molecular biologist interested in understanding the mechanisms of coral symbiosis.


Gisela Klammsteiner is a multi-faceted artist from Austria that ranges between music, social and interior design.


Kristina Heldmann is a Berlin-based illustrator whose work focuses on stories as a means of educating young readers.


Nikolas Jaspert is a professor of history at Heidelberg University who specilaizes in the history of the Mediterranean Sea in the medieval world.

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Kirsten Krans is the founder of “Random Collision“, a Dutch dance institution at the interface of art and science. Kirsten studied biology and works at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.


Michael Lehner is a product designer in the field of furniture, interior design and room acoustics.


Steffen Lemke is a professor of biology at Hohenheim University, Germany. His research centers on evolutionary novelty and the role that the environment has played in its emergence.


Toni Melajoki is a Portuguese environmental activist who works for such organisations as Greenpeace. He is based in Águilas, Spain.


Jose Martinez Navarro (“Pepe”) is from Águilas, Spain, and owns the dive school Buceo Estela. Pepe leads explorations of dive grounds around the world, advocating for a respectful attitude towards nature.


Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo a professor at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona. His research examines the origins of animal multicellularity.


Benedikt Atakul is a biology student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.


Stefan Michaelsen is a communication designer based in Essen, Germany. He is specializes in exhibition and corporate design. 

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Ester Quintana is a marine scientist from Águilas, Spain. She specializes in chemistry and oceanography and is involved in monitoring desalination and aquaculture projects.


Aaron Straight is a professor of biochemistry at Stanford University in California. His research aims to understand how chromosomes are organised and function.


Emilia von Bargen is a student at the Modeschule Hetzendorf, Vienna, where she focuses on knitting techniques and design. 

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Renata Babybekova is a biology student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.


Juliana Iosif is a biology student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.


Mario Caballero Durán is a student of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Granada, Spain.


Jacqueline Joosten studies biology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Her main interests are ecology and botany.


Lorena Elvira Gutierrez is from Mazarrón, a neighbouring town of Águilas, Spain. She lives in Germany and studies culture and media education.


Luz Kaufmann is a student of acting and philosophy in Vienna. Originally, from France, she is a native speaker of German, Spanish and French and is trained in modern jazz dance and plays the cello. 


Sophie Maurer studies acting and jurisprudence in Vienna. 

She is interested in music and singing and has been involved in various theatre and film projects.


David Quinche is a biology student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.


Andreas Remmel is a PhD student in the field of developmental biology at Hohenheim University. He is interested in the mechanisms underlying species adaptation to new environments


Born in Berlin, Matti Schuldt is training to be an actor. He has appeared on stage in Germany and Austria.


Jérôme Schüpbach from Switzerland, studies acting at the Filmacademy Vienna. He has performed at the Akademietheater Vienna and the theatre of the Music Quartier Vienna.


Tanja Schwarzmüller is a student at the Filmacademy Vienna, where she is training to become an actress.

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