Mr Worldwide - Nicolai Dorka

Name: Nicolai Dorka

Nationality: German

Study programme: Medical biotechnology, KTH

Role in iGEM team: Human Practices

Fun fact: Did some acting before going into engineering

If there is something that I know for sure, it is that Pitbull is living a lie. The real Mr. Worldwide isn’t a bald rapper singing about motels and hotels, it is in fact Nicolai from iGEM Stockholm team of 2018, a promising future actor and medical biotechnology student!

Being a part of human practices, Nicolai wants to help the team develop an idea from scratch that would tackle an important problem in our world. The world seems very important to him, as do the people and creatures living on it. In order to save us from our own destruction, he first started studying at KTH within the field medical biotechnology.

Being a real globe trotter, being nice to the environment is indeed a challenge, and therefore Nicolai thinks it would be cool to be a bird sometimes; “I thought about travelling again and that it far easier to travel when you are a bird”, and also better for the environment! In this way, he could continue travel to Italy which is his favorite travel destination and eat his beloved tiramisu. I don’t know however if he would fancy it as much though, if he was a bird!

One thing (amongst many others) to be jealous of when it comes to Nicolai is that he is always very calm. He explains his calmness by saying that he always thinks in the longer perspective, but what interrupts it is when things get a bit untidy and disorganized. Working with me, the clumsiest and most disoriented person must be very hard, sorry for that! But Nicolai does not always have calm around him, he likes to go out as well, although he also likes having a cozy evening with a cuppa watching the telly.

Thanks for being a part of this year’s team Mr. Worldwide!

Rain Snow
Late nights Early mornings
Human cell lines Bacterial cell lines
Cozy night in Crazy night out