Dr. Torsten John is a Biophysical and Computational Chemist, working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He obtained his doctoral degree from Leipzig University where he studied the interaction of aggregating peptides at nanoparticle and membrane surfaces. His current research focuses on the self-assembly of DNA nanomaterials. Torsten spent several years at Australian universities, including RMIT University, Monash University and The University of Queensland. Among others, he was selected as a SciFinder Future Leader (2017), an Australia Awards–Endeavour Research Fellow (2018) and a Member of the IUPAC Periodic Table of Younger Chemists (2019). His postdoctoral research is supported with a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Torsten has many years of experience in volunteering for younger chemists networks. He currently serves on the board of the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN).