The Cultured Meat Foundation is a non-profit organization that wants to make cultured meat a reality. We are a team of young, caring people that want to create a sustainable future for everyone. We believe that by funding science and connecting companies we can solve the burden that fishing and animal husbandry created on the environment. Please meet our team.

Steven Menke

Steven Menke

Chairman

Steven has a passion for creating, developing, and executing new ideas. He has set-up a successful political party in Utrecht and has a history of organizing people. Now he wants to make cultured meat a reality were he uses his skills to create a community to make people aware of the damaging effects that the animal industry has on the environment.  

Dr. Karl Quint

Dr. Karl Quint

Advisor

Karl is an MD and PhD with a strong background in molecular biology and cancer research, with a focus on cancer stem cells in difficult to treat tumors. He has held clinical and research positions at the Department of Internal Medicine and the Institute of Pathology at the University Hospital Erlangen. He has led the transitional research laboratory at the Institute for Surgical Research at the Philipps University of Marburg. Subsequently he has founded Quint Healthcare, a consultancy for medical and life science innovation projects.

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Erik Dekker

Erik Dekker

Secretary Erik is currently finishing is biology degree for which he is researching a new model for life cycle assessments at the The Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. Seeing the potential of cultured meat can do for the environment made him join the foundation. “Sustainability is one of the most important challenges we are facing today”. Besides his work Erik also is an driven athlete.      

Daan Luining

Daan Luining

Treasurer Daan has been deeply involved with cultured meat for several years now. He worked as researcher at the lab of Mark Post where he investigated scaling technologies. Later he helped New Harvest (American NGO) developing a road map for cultured meat and setting up projects to further the development of cultured meat. His background is in molecular biology in which he holds a Masters degree. Daan has a long track record in science with a large variation of topics ranging for mass spectrometer to tissue engineering. Daan truly believes that cultured meat has the potential to help with the problems that conventional animal farming has on the environment.