Sebastian Lotzkat was born in 1981 and travelled with his backpack through Europe and Latin America before studying biology in Frankfurt. Today, he is a Scientifc Associ-ate at the Senckenberg Research Institute, author and science slammer. He also freelances at the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History and the Palm Garden in Frankfurt. For his doctoral thesis, he spent 12 months in the rain forests of Panama to docu-ment the diversity of local reptiles. Along the way he managed to discover hitherto unknown species of saurians and snakes.