Former members

We are grateful to our former members, who are:

Liridon Aliti

PhD. Liridon Aliti

My field of interest belongs to microfluidic biosensing where I do lab experiments on microchips. Herein, experiments are conducted on micro and nano structures with the aim of miniaturization. I am very facinated by the interface between biology and nanotechnology and I think it can cope with the many challenges in various endeavours. My long-term goal is to develop new diagnostic tools for human diseases.

Johannes Holm

MSc. Johannes Holm

During my studies I have acquired a keen interest and strong background in the fields of chemistry, protein science, nano-, quantum-physics and nano-biology. In my studies I have found that my main interest lies in exploring the nano-world, especially with regards to future applications in the medicinal industry. I believe that the promises nanotechnology holds for discoveries in biosensors, novel drugs and drug delivery are immense.

I feel that I am lucky to see a side of nature through my work, that most people never get to see. The microscopic world that we can get a glimpse of using our microscopes can be incredibly beautiful and in the same time feel very alien, and is a constant reminder that there is so much more to our world than what our eyes can percieve.


Nina Buch Månson

Ph.D. Nina Buch Månson

I have a master degree in Nanoscience, which has allowed me to venture across the borders of the classic science disciplines and see things in a new perspective. During my PhD and in my continued work as a postdoc, I explore the interface between nanostructured inorganic materials and single cells, which really requires me to keep a cross-discplinary mindset. This exploration is be very challenging, but also beautiful, as my colorful contribution to ARTiS 2015 (“Happy cells on a bed of needles”, 2nd place) bears witness to.


Randi Westh Hansen 

Ph.D. Randi Westh Hansen 

I have a background in nanobiosciene. During my master and Ph.D. project I have worked with isolated membrane proteins and among others used them to build sensitive biosensors. I like the interdisciplinarity in the field and the exploration of how nature is constructed at the nanoscale. Both to understand the molecular principles, but also to inspire the development of new advanced nanotechnology. Besides my academic career, I have a passion for expressing myself through drawing and painting - so I am happy if I can bring my creative skills into my work.


Bjarke Salling

MSc. Bjarke Salling

I have a master degree in nanoscience. During my study, I have been shown how interesting, beautiful and detailed everything is at nano scale in the world we live in. Using different types of microscopy allows us to see much more than just with the naked eye, which I find very fascinating.  I am currently working on my master degree at the bio-nanotechnology and nanomedicine laboratory where I arrange cells to form linear networks as a tool for single cell analysis.

I have always liked to draw and use my creativity. Therefore I am glad to have the opportunity to combine art and science.


 Alvaro Gonzalez Martinez

MSc. Alvaro Gonzalez Martinez

Born in Madrid, 4th May, 1988. Álvaro is a Life Science professional. He has been directing his career as a researcher involved in different projects at international laboratories. In 2015 he took a break in science to develop his natural creative talent through photographical art. Currently working in different associations (ARTíS, CED/SFD and Immart), and running his own photography business, he feels the next challenge is to perform a PhD in Stem Cell and Bioinformatics.


Kim Nicole Dalby

Assoc. Prof. Kim Nicole Dalby

I hold a PhD in Earth Science and am an Associate Professor in Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen. I am interested in how fluids move through natural materials, and how the chemistry of the material and the fluid influence that movement. Understanding fluid movement is crucial in many systems relevant to society, and I am focused on projects involving CO2 sequestration and water remediation.  I use and develop methods to image and chemically map the fluid-solid interface in 3D, at the nanometer scale.

I am also passionate about teaching students how to write well scientifically because I believe as scientists we have to communicate our results to the public in a clear and engaging way. This interface between academia and the public is also why I am excited to be part of the ARTiS team. Bringing science to the public through art is a great way to encourage new scientists and to see science from a different perspective.


Christina Toldbo

MSc. Christina Toldbo

I hold a Masters degree in Physics from the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen. My specialization is in Astronomy and Human Exploration of Space, but in general I am a physicist with a broad profile. I am passionate about science communication. Sharing the insights (and delight) in the wonders of Nature and the vast possibilities of science and technology is a huge pleasure and a duty in order to inspire and inform the public. I am helping with the ARTiS project because though pictures, we can share the aesthetic and beautiful experience of studying science and hopefully show that reality is often far more amazing than what we can imagine.


Tahreem Aejaz Bukhari

MSc-student Tahreem Aejaz Bukhari

I have a bachelor degree in Nanoscience and am interested in nanobioscience and bioorganic chemistry with medical applications. I have always been fascinated by nature and how scientists strive to mimic it, especially at the nanoscale where we continuously make new discoveries and find new ways to apply our knowledge and technology. I am also interested in visualization of science and wish to share the beauty in various branches of science with the public. New discoveries can be promoted and understood by taking an artistic approach to presenting them, which also adds elements of fun and creativity to science.


Camilla Poulsen

BSc. Student Camilla Poulsen

I’m almost finished with my BSc. in Nanoscience at the University of Copenhagen where my interest lie within the physical values in biological systems such as the energy contributions in protein foldning, unfolding and X-ray and neutron science.
In general, I find science very exciting and I love how we can combine science with art to give science a completely new point of perspective. My reason for joining Artis because I’m fascinated by the visualization of science and I would like to show the public that science is much more than books, lab coats and numbers.


Miya Kudo

Ph.D. Miya Kudo

My scientific background as a biologist with a PhD degree in stem cells and advanced microscopy has opened my eyes towards the beauty of biology – studying the morphology and behaviour of molecules, tissues and cells in humans and animals has made me realize that science is an art form which can fascinate any audience, regardless of their educational background. I joined ARTiS to promote science as an expression of creativity, and to connect with others who share this vision.


Matteo Bellucci

Ph.D. Matteo Bellucci

My name is Matteo Bellucci, I am 35 years old and I come from Italy. I have a PhD in Molecular and Structural Biology and working experience in different areas such as protein biochemistry, structural biology, virology and bioinformatics. I am actually working at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Protein Research at KU as research technician. I have a huge in visual art forms; I like painting and photography. For me joining the ARTiS team is the perfect opportunity to conjugate my passion for visual art and communication within a scientific environment.


Jens Fuglsang Ringsholm

MSc. Jens Fuglsang Ringsholm

I have a broad interest in science, but I especially like to work on projects that help delaying the inevitable destruction of our planet. I spent my bachelor doing a project on washing machine enzymes in a biochemistry group, and now I am working on a master thesis in which I try to develop catalysts that help minimizing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. Studying science is a lot of fun, but my friends and family have not always understood why I liked to spend so much time on it. That is until I started showing them pictures of what I do. The weird aesthetics of science can for some be like abstract art and others a beautiful proof providing understanding. Since I discovered this effect, I have been spending more and more time on the aesthetic side of science.


ARTiS Evaluation Committee 2018

An interdisciplinary and international committee evaluated the submitted pictures. Prizes will be announced during the annual Award Ceremony which will be held around November every year.

Helle Bjerregaard
Helle Kingbird Bjerregaard, Copenhagen-based artist, she holds a Ma. in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London and furthermore a Ba in History in Ideas from Aarhus University. She is head of department for the Ceramics Programme at Arhus Academy of Fine Art. -

Marianne Bom
Science Journalist and Partner in the communication agency Publicér. Organizer of two workshops; Workshop on Pitching to Funding Agencies and Workshop on Effective Science Communication approved for ECTS at six Danish Universities. Former journalist at the Danish newspaper, Berlingske. Educated at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

Marie Neige Cordonnier
Scientific journalist based in Paris, she holds a PhD degree in Biophysics and is deputy editor in chief of the magazine Pour la Science (French version of Scientific American), where she especially deals with biology, medicine and history of science.

Tyra Dokkedahl
Head of Art Commissions and Acquisitions, Danish Building and Property Agency.

Peter Fürst
Peter Fürst holds a PhD in Natural Sciences from the ETH Zürich in molecular biology and biochemistry. His focus as an amateur photographer is nature, particularly birds in flight and macro.

Peter Hyldgård
Journalist and head of projects at

Rie Jerichow
Science Journalist, Graphic Designer and Partner in the communication agency Publicér. Organizer of two workshops; Workshop on Pitching to Funding Agencies and Workshop on Effective Science Communication approved for ECTS at six Danish Universities. Former graphic designer and journalist at the Danish newspaper, Berlingske Tidende. Educated at Marselisborg College of Education and Danish School of Media and Journalism.

John Renner
Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen and professor in experimental particle physics and former head of the Niels Bohr Institute. He introduced Artists in Residence at the Niels Bohr Institute more than ten years ago.

Jean Manuel Segura
Jean-Manuel Segura is a professor of chemistry at the HES-SO, a university of applied sciences in Switzerland. He has been always fascinated by light in science, in particular fluorescence due its stunning beauty!