Dr. Martin Etzrodt
Principal Researcher at Akasha Foundation
As a postdoc at ETH Zurich he most recently focussed on stem cell differentiation and building lab-on-a chip devices to study cell signalling events at single cell resolution.
During his time as a postdoc he got increasingly concerned and upset about the currently prevailing antiquated infrastructure for scientific communication and the defective incentives for most of his fellow scientists. He is also concerned about the high entry barriers for the public to access scientific information.
In the end of 2016 he began exploring the decentralised web “web3.0” and similar approaches to change this situation. He currently holds a positions as principal researcher at the Akasha Foundation of the Ethereum co-founder Mihai Alisie, which aims at building advanced global knowledge architectures based on Ethereum and the interplanetary file system.