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DIYbio events for the week beginning February 14

February 14, 2016


Here are your DIYbio events for the week.  On Sunday, Bethesda meets to work on  a couple of hardware projects including lab equipment and an EEG controlled open source shark. Oakland meets to continue its Open Insulin project. On Monday, Cambridge is having an OpenPlant fund mixer, Oakland meets on their Vegan Cheese project, and Sunnyvale continues with its Quantum Biology project.  On Tuesday, Stockholm is at a discussion forum on gene editing and Toronto has an open house.  On Wednesday, Durham continues its study group of  MIT’s Principles of Synthetic Biology course from edXGuadalajara meets to host Javier Gonzales to talk about his agricultural biotech company, London has a welcoming meeting,  Oakland continues working on fun fermentation,  Sunnyvale continues a newbie biochemistry course and working on a fluorescence microscope, and   Vancouver has a workshop on mushroom cultivation.  On Thursday, Denver meets to study the MIT edX course, Oakland has their mushroom lab night, together with starting their “so you want to be a biohacker” series of courses,  Sunnyvale continues work on their bioprinter, and Vancouver has a workshop on working with laboratory strains of bacteria.  On Friday Austin will be at a biohacking conference  On Saturday, Albany is having a brainstorming session, Oakland is working on their evolved bacterial sunscreen, and Seattle is holding a molecular visualization workshop where the shape of DNA, proteins, chemicals, lipids are discussed using the visualization software Molecule World, and you can then  print your favorite structure on a T-shirt!

Sunday, February 14
Bethesda, MD, USA
Oakland, CA, USA

Monday, February 15
Cambridge, GBR
Oakland, CA, USA
Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Tuesday, February 16
Stockholm, SWE
Toronto, ON, CAN

Wednesday, February 17
Durham, NC, USA
Guadalajara, JA, MEX
London, GBR
Oakland, CA, USA
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Vancouver, BC, USA

Thursday, February 18
Denver, CO, USA
Oakland, CA, USA
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Vancouver, BC, CAN

Friday, February 19
Austin , TX, USA

Saturday, February 20

Albany, NY, USA
Oakland, CA, USA
Seattle, WA, USA

Other events coming up

Sunday, February 23
Durham, NC, USA

To see when the next event is in your area, check the full list of usual suspects. Don’t see one near you? Why not have your own and get it posted here? Tell us about it by emailing It would be great to post some photos of your event somewhere. We’d love to see them. We do have some guidelines for what is posted, and are not capturing every event within the community.


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