Mae-Wan Ho, B. Sc. Hon. (First Class) and Ph. D. Hong Kong University, Director of Institute of Science in Society (website www.i-sis.org.uk archived by the British Library as part of national documentary heritage), Chief Editor and Art Director of its quarterly trend-setting magazine, Science in Society, is best known for pioneering work on the physics of organisms and sustainable systems, presented in The Rainbow and the Worm, The Physics of Organisms (1993, 1998, 2008) and Living Rainbow H2O (2012) (both books bestsellers of the publisher, World Scientific and Imperial College Press). She is also a prominent critic of neo-Darwinism and genetic determinism, and was among the first to warn of the dangers of genetic modification in her book Genetic Engineering Dream or Nightmare? (1997, 1998, 1999, reprint with extended introduction, 2007). She took part in the United Nations negotiations that led to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, and is on its roster of experts. She is frequently asked to advice governments, non-government organizations and international agencies on a range of issues including GMOs, sustainable agriculture, circular economy, and renewable energies; and is much in demand as speaker on all these issues in addition to evolution, and science and art, being also an artist and occasional poet.
Mae-Wan curated two art/science/music festivals recently, the latest (Colours of Water, 2013) to raise public awareness on the depletion and pollution of water resources, and the importance of conservation and sustainable use.
Mae-Wan published more than 170 scientific papers and over 600 popular articles across the disciplines. Her other books include Beyond neoDarwinism: An Introduction to the New Evolutionary Paradigm (1984);Evolutionary Processes and Metaphors (1988); Bioelectrodynamics and Biocommunication (1994),Bioenergetics (1995); Living with the Fluid Genome (2003); The Case for a GM-Free Sustainable World (2003, 2004); Unravelling AIDS (2005); Which Energy? (2006), Food Futures Now (2008); Green Energies, 100% Renewables by 2050 (2009); Quantum Jazz Biology*Medicine*Art (2011); Ban GMOs Now (2013).