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DIYbio Salon at Noisebridge

May 3, 2009


We held the first DIYbio Salon this past Saturday at Noisebridge in San Francisco.


Glofish fluoresce -- green, red, and orange!

Among other topics, we chatted a lot about Glofish — the genetically modified zebrafish that fluoresce under blue light. Some of us are aquarium-lovers and others are molecular biology-lovers, so we wondered out loud about everything from how to best display glofish to the low level molecular biology that goes into creating modified zebrafish.

We also got into other cool topics about interfacing computers and biology. Rachel from the Cyborg group at Noisebridge described “eyes on the back of your head” — a motion sensing jacket she’s working on. Here’s a great article from Wired about “adding senses”.

I’ve uploaded the slides from the “Intro to DIYbio segment” to scribd. The focus was on the software, wetware, and hardware in DIYbio — and how projects like Arduino allow computers to interact with the real world: DIYbio Salon  (Powerpoint)

If you have any questions, or would like to attend the next DIYbio Salon, let me know. Thanks to everyone at Noisebridge for providing space for the DIYbio Salon to get started!



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  1. David Young #
    May 17, 2009

    Please put me on your mailing list. I would like to attend the next DIYbio Salon meeting around the San Francisco bay area.

    Thank you.

    David Young

    • tito #
      May 25, 2009

      Hi David — I’ve sent you an email invite to join the DIYbio SF mailing list. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  2. Gene Snider #
    May 18, 2009

    I would like to be included on the DIYBio salon mailing list.

    • tito #
      May 25, 2009

      Hi Gene,
      Looks like you found the DIYbio SF mailing list 🙂


  3. May 26, 2009

    Interesting site, but much advertisments on him. Shall read as subscription, rss.

  4. Pierre, a French #
    September 6, 2009

    Hi!!! I’m a french fan of genetic and insects. I need your help to create OGM of cetonidae (insects coleoptera) I need methods, material, please contact me by mail, because it’s very difficult !! My mail:

    I read the subject of DIYbio in the french magazine “Le Monde 2”

    • arthur goodfriend #
      September 25, 2009

      Bonjour Pierre…
      Intéressé par ta requête déposée sur Pour en parler davantage de ton projet, contactez-mpi à Je suis pas loin de Paris, et toi ?

      • Voncent #
        October 8, 2009


        je viens de découvrir ce site et j’aimerais que l’on puisse me guider pour mettre en place un test de détection pour espèces de tortues mediterrannéenes.
        Sachant que l’on démarre à zéro.
        merci pour votre précieuse aide.
        Je sur responsable d’un centre d’études et de protection de chéloniens CEPEC (tortues) dans le sud de la France, et un test de ce type me permettrai de vérifier l’hybridation ou non de certaines espèces.
        Merci beaucoup.

  5. November 23, 2009

    You always pass failure on the way to success.

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