I am a first year graduate student in the lab of Prof. Wilhelm Huck at the Radboud University Nijmegen. I am working on a project to create an artificial cell. This involves implementing complex genetic networks in cell-free systems which are far from equilibrium. My project involves designing, quantifying, modeling such networks. I am a molecular biologist by training and have basic modeling skills. I am looking to expand my skill-set to include microscopy, microfluidics and a little bit of chemistry.