Cathal Garvey

Cathal Garvey – Scientific Director


Cathal Garvey is an independent synthetic biologist and co-founder of f FormaBiolabs. His personal mission is a vibrant, democratised platform for biotechnology. This will allow anyone, even those without training, to explore and possibly improve the living things that surround and support them.

Cathal’s past work include Dremelfuge, a 3D-printable lab centrifuge, and PySplicer, a Free/Libre Software system for advanced genetic design. He has spoken at TEDx Dublin, and his work has featured in the New York Times, MIT Technology Review, and in radio and television features on Synthetic Biology and Independent Biotechnology.