Headshot portrait of Mathias Voges - Bio-X Bowes Fellow
Bio-X Graduate Student Fellow

Awarded in 2013
Home Department: Bioengineering
Faculty Advisors: Elizabeth Sattely (Chemical Engineering)

Research Title: Engineering interactions between plants and plant growth-promoting microbes

Research Description: The future of energy and food security largely depends on technological innovations that help us understand and re-engineer biological systems. Mathias anticipates that these innovations will emerge from the nexus of synthetic biology and green biology. His goal is to develop a framework that supports plug-and-play biological functions within photosynthetic organisms. Such frameworks can be used to engineer crops that harbor different combinations of novel traits. He hopes that his research will produce effective tools to support fundamental research in plant biology and to promote the overall sustainability of agriculture.


Mathias is a machine learning engineer at Google X.