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Juan Manuel Castro
Associate professor

Juan Manuel Castro

Working at the interface between chemistry, biology and astrobiology, Castro’s main research interests focus on the origin(s) of life, material agency, deep space and alien life. He has been presenting his projects internationally in museums, galleries, art & science festivals, scientific meetings and academic conferences.

Teaching program

Master’s program

Research Field

  • Media Art
  • Bio Art
  • Active matter

Academic Degree

  • Ph.D (Philosophy) (Tama Art University)


1996.04 - 2001.04
Javeriana University Faculty of Social Communication Department of Visual Communication
2006.04 - 2008.03
Tama Art University Graduate School of Tama Art University Master’s course
2008.04 - 2011.03
Tama Art University Doctoral Course, Graduate School of Tama Art University


2011.04 - 2013.06
Waseda University, Department of Electric Engineering and Bioscience. Laboratory for Molecular Cell Network Postdoctoral researcher (JSPS)
2014.02 - 2014.07
Aix-Marseille University. Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Study. Center for Interdisciplinary Nanoscience of Marseille (CINaM) Research fellow
2018.09 - 2018.12
Kyoto University. Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies In Human Survivability Research fellow
2014.09 - 2019.03
The University of Tokyo. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Department of Basic Science. Toyota Group Visiting researcher