The Institute fuer Polycinease, founded by Günter Seyfried in 2004, is a research network, formed to explore, understand and process biotechnological knowledge and methods in artistic and scientific ways. The network’s potential and ideas derives from a close and interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists, engineers and artists. The Institute fuer Polycinease closely cooperates with the bioart club pavillon_35.

The network attempts to anticipate emerging developments in bioscience, technology and art, providing creative and innovative outcomes and new fields of perception thus informing public discourse. The flagship project are the polycinease film synthesis experiments: an endeavor to expand research into new approaches to combine both binary and DNA based encoding to store and process media information.