On June 20th and 21st, 36 student teams from around the world will gather at the Biodesign Challenge Summit at the Parsons School of Design and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.

More info on schedule, speakers, and judges will be announced very soon!


About The Glass Microbe


The overall winner of the Biodesign Challenge will take home the Glass Microbe. Each year, it will be passed to the winner. Created by UK artist Luke Jerram, the Glass Microbe is a unique artwork and symbol of the intersection of art, design and biology. 

Jerram’s Glass Microbiology sculptures have been shown in museums around the world, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Corning Museum of Glass in New York and the Wellcome Collection, London. In 2014-15 his sculptures were presented at ArtScience Museum, Singapore alongside Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus


Banner image: Francisco Schmidt, MoMA.