As a scientist, Vera Meyer is interested to decode nature’s genetic principles underlying growth and metabolism of fungal microorganisms. By bridging the gap between systems and synthetic biology, she together with her team develops new fungal cell factories for the sustainable production of enzymes and pharmaceuticals.
As an artist, v. meer’s approach is intuitive and led by spontaneous ideas. She does not necessarily follow explicit project purposes but rather goes where improvisation and intuition will take her. Paintings, plastic works and sculptures are equally important in v. meer’s artistic creation. Her work is inspired by a very conscious perception of nature phenomena and everyday objects. Likewise, ideas are sparked by her work with fungi or when travelling the world. In their artistic expression v. meer’s sculptures, paintings and letterings range from drastic to subtle, from whisper to shout. The dimensions of her art works vary from heavy and large to small and fragile.