Michael John Gorman    Steering Committee     Founding...
Michael John Gorman
Steering Committee

Founding Director of BIOTOPIA
Michael John Gorman works at the interface between science, arts and environment. As Director Designate of the MIT Museum in Cambridge Massachussets he will lead this institution in its prominent new location in life sciences hub Kendall Square starting in July 2024. He is currently Founding Director of BIOTOPIA a new museum of life sciences and environment in development in Munich, and University Professor (Chair) in Life Sciences in Society at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.  Previously Michael John was Founding Director of Science Gallery in Dublin, a pioneering institution dedicated to igniting creativity and discovery where science and art collide. In 2012 he founded Science Gallery International with the goal of bringing Science Gallery experiences to a global audience, with Science Gallery spaces now existing or being established in London, Melbourne, Bangalore, Atlanta, Monterey and other cities. Prior to founding Science Gallery, Michael John was Lecturer in Science, Technology and Society at Stanford University and has held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard University, Stanford University and MIT. He has written numerous books on topics ranging from Buckminster Fuller’s designs to seventeenth century science and articles and reviews in journals including Nature, Science, Nature Medicine, and Leonardo. His recent books include Idea Colliders: The Future of Science Museums(MIT Press in 2020). He sits on several Boards including Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence and the Executive Board of the Munich Science Communication Lab: Communicating Planetary Health and is an Expert Adviser to the European Commission. 

Planetary Health Alliance

The Planetary Health Alliance is a consortium of over 340 universities, government entities, research institutes, and other partners around the world committed to understanding and addressing global environmental change and its health impacts.
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