We want to apply to Orbit Your Thesis!

"Oribit your thesis" is an ESA competition where interdisciplinary student teams can bring experiments to the ISS!

We will apply and are currently looking for motivated  students to join our team!


There is a lot to do

Building a prototype, going to the ESA workshop on microgravity experiments, helping in the lab, PR and funding,...

We pretty much have a job for every background, we'd love to get to know you and send an experiment to space together!

Space Origami's Student Team

4 fields of study, 3 nationalities and one mission for which we give everything together. Together and with your support, we can carry out this exciting project successfully.


Team leader
Since her bachelor thesis in this field Karoline has been fascinated by DNA Origami and the possibilities of this nanotechnology. For over a year now she has been working with different DNA Origami structures at the Chair of Biomolecular Design. As a biochemist with extensive experience in the field of DNA Origami technology, she is responsible for the selection and preparation of the DNA Origami structures to be sent to the ISS as crystallization approaches, as team leader for the coordination, planning and management of the Space Origami Mission.


Gereon is studying biochemistry in his Masters at the TUM. His fascination for artificial nanostructure began with his Bachelor's Thesis at the Chair of Bionanotechnology and Nanorobotics in the field of DNA origami. Through internships and his time as a research assistant in the field of crystallization of DNA origami structures he gained a lot of experience in that field, which he uses to create the crystallization approaches that are ready to be sent to the ISS.


System Engineer
Since 2016, Joram has been studying Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich for a Masters degree. Always interested in aerospace, Joram worked for the turbine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines and for the Institute of Astronautics at the Technical University of Munich and was able to acquire all necessary skills to develop the overall system. Being Space Origami’ s engineer, Joram is responsible for developing the box that is to become the home of the DNA crystals.


Finances, Sponsoring
Although being born in the Ruhr area town of Aachen, Marie has already been living in Munich for many years. During her ongoing studies in physics at TUM she has specialized in nuclear, particle and astrophysics. Her fascination for space also plays a major role in her involvement at the Scientific Workgroup for Rocketry and Spaceflight (WARR). As head of WARR‘s Model Rocketry Competition and WARR’s umbrella corporation apointee, she contributes valuable experience to the Space Origami Team.


System Control, Hardware Development
Adrian is currently doing his Bachelor's Thesis in the Biophysics Department of the TUM, working on a controllable robot arm made of DNA origami!


PR and Social Media, Hardware Development
After an David moved to Munich from the beautiful Dolomites and is studying Physics at the TUM.

Space Origami's Mentors


Mentor DNA origami structural design
PhD at the Dietz Lab for Biomolecular Design at the Technical University of Munich.


Mentor Crystallization
Research associate at the chair of Biomolecular Design (TUM). She’s worked on crystallization of DNA origami amongst other things for many years and supports the team with her expertise and her experience.


Mentor Experimental Setup
Post doctoral researcher at the EPFL, before that research associate at the chair of Biomolecular Design (TUM). He supports the team as a physicist in the implementation of the experiment within the given framework on the ISS.

Space Origami's Project Partners

Professor Dr. Hendrik Dietz, Professor of Biomolecular Nano-Technology at TUM, provides us with his laboratory for experiments and his doctoral students provide us with advice and their specialist knowledge. In addition, the Chair of Astronautics at TUM, Professor Dr. Ulrich Walter, supports us with his expertise in the field of system engineering and his wealth of experience in astronautics. The AIRBUS Kiwi team supports us in the construction and production of our Science Box, so that nothing stands in the way of a successful flight and experiment.