Bianka HofmannHead of Science Communicationat Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS
Bianka Hofmann studied Comparative Religion and Biology at the University of Bremen. These studies included aspects of Behavioral Biology, Cognitive Science, Neurobiology, Marine Biology, Theory of Religion and Culture, and Theory of Science. They led to a “Degree Equivalent to a Mathematical-Scientific Study,“ and in addition a “Diploma in Comparative Religion.“ She focused on communication in highly evolved mammals, interspecies communication, neurobiology of teaching and learning, and evolution of symbol building, conducting several field studies on Pilot Whales in the Atlantic off the Canary Islands, and writing her interdisciplinary Diploma thesis on ritualization. She has published scientifically in behavioral biology, visualization, art, tech, and science. Trained as a mental coach, she has also run her own companies and presently works in communications at the intersection of R&D and industry. Drawing on the practical implications of her scientific studies, she creates interactive and artistic experiences encouraging people to engage meaningfully with science and tech.