maria li lok yee

Maria is a lifelong learner with a passion for pioneering new territory. Her interests are as diverse as life itself, however four main passions have percolated to the top of her list: biotechnology, education, entrepreneurship, and tinkering. In 2014, Maria got her first exposure to synthetic biology as a university student joined the iGEM competition to genetically engineer bacteria that help people to lose weight. Since then she started coming up with much more ideas and want to test it out with the community. As the promotion of scientific exploration is very important to her, Maria started to help build up the DIYBIO Hong Kong to serve as a platform through which citizen scientists can explore and share the wonders of the natural world.