FutureLab: Team

Visionary ideas that go beyond conventional boundaries have always been our passion. The founding of the FutureLab therefore had a clear goal in mind: to jointly tap into new trends and transformative innovations.


Doc Bernd: Dr. rer. nat. Bernd Reifenhäuser


PhD in physics and Dip. Wirt.-Ing. as well as founder and CEO of GIP AG. With numerous patents in various fields, including for the revolutionary approach of a packet-based power network like the Internet, he heads the GIP Research Institute, where the FutureLab is located. His focus is on algorithmic innovations with an emphasis on AI defined innovations in the areas of future networks, future energy and most recently the use of AI in systemic and algorithmic biology.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Karlheinz Friedrich:


PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry. Professor at the University of Jena. He has been conducting research in the field of signal transduction for many years in order to understand the communication between cells and molecules. He is interested not only in the study of DNA and proteins, but also in the targeted modification and application of these techniques. His work focuses on elucidating disease mechanisms, drug development, and biochemical sensors. In addition, he is actively involved in science communication and network building, such as the "Signal Transduction Society" and research projects. 

Wiktoria Palka, M. Sc.: 


Molecular biologist and research associate at FutureLab. Her deep interest in the molecular world led her through various biological fields. Now, synthetic biology and artificial intelligence pique her curiosity. She wants to discover innovative ideas, initiate discussions and inspire others for the bio-based future.