Michael M. Lerch

Michael M. Lerch, Lindau Alumnus 2017, is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Groningen under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Ben L. Feringa. Michael's research focuses on controlling biological systems with light and the development of photoswitches for functional applications. During his BSc and MSc degree at ETH Zurich, he also conducted research at the University of Cambridge and the California Institute of Technology. Michael has actively been involved in science-communication and outreach for critical thinking through the Switzerland-based think-tank "Research and Technology Switzerland", the Swiss Study Foundation and engagements with "The Public Sphere". He is passionate about educating students about the scientific publishing process through Honours Review.