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DIYbio events for the week of March 13

March 13, 2016


Here are your DIYbio events for the week.  On Sunday, Bethesda has a booth in Reston showing cheek cell DNA extraction and a brain-to-computer interface, Oakland has their Biohacking Academy Lab, and continues with their Open Insulin project. On Monday, Austin has hands on synthetic biology,  Cambridge has several teams pitching for OpenPlant fund grants, and Sunnyvale continues their work on  a surface plasmon resonance salinity detector.  On Tuesday, Amsterdam continues work on several interesting projects, Austin has a biohacker meetup and a panel discussion that includes biotech perspectives to the cannibus industry, Brooklyn has an introductory course to CRISPR/CAS9, Cambridge has Rebecca Batorsky speaking on mitochondrial variants, Madrid has a lab-on-a-chip conference (microfluidics), and Vancouver has a mead pouring where you can learn about the process of making honey wine.  On Wednesday Madrid continues its lab-on-a-chip conference, Oakland continues their fun fermentations, Sunnyvale continues its work on a fluorescence microscope, and Vancouver has an open lab night featuring a historical and philosophical discussion of immunology and contemporary medicine.  On Thursday, Boston has a conference on tissue engineering, biofabrication, and 3-D bioprinting, Denver will do some PCR work and have artist Daisy Patton talk about her bacterial photography experiments, Oakland starts another round of their biohacking bootcamp, San Diego has Dr. Cassianno Carromeu talking about the use of pluripotent stem cells in the study of neurological disorders, and San Francisco has a panel of a new cohort of food and biomaterials companies.  On Friday, Boston continues its tissue engineering, biofabrication, and 3-D bioprinting conference, North York continues video lectures on Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and their Real-World Applications, Vancouver has a workshop on restriction enzymes, and Washington, DC has a lecture on genetically modified livestock.  On Saturday, Albany has a discussion “What is DIYbio and What Can I Do With It?”, Charlottesville has a cloning workshop, Minneapolis will be building Electroencephalographs using Arduino microcontrollers, Oakland continues its evolved bacterial sunscreen project, San Diego has a green fluorescent protein transformation workshop, and Seattle has a workshop on the science of lotions, led by Dr Reitha Weeks.

Sunday, March 13
Bethesda, MD, USA
Oakland, CA, USA
Oakland, CA, USA

Monday, March 14
Austin, TX, USA
Cambridge, GBR
Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Tuesday, March 15
Amsterdam, NLD
Austin, TX, USA
Austin, TX, USA
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Cambridge, MA, USA
Madrid, ESP
Vancouver, BC, CAN

Wednesday, March 16
Madrid, ESP
Oakland, CA, USA
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Vancouver, BC, USA

Thursday, March 17
Boston, MA, USA
Denver, CO, USA
Oakland, CA, USA
San Diego, CA, USA
San Francisco, CA, USA

Friday, March 18
Boston, MA, USA
North York, ON, CAN
Vancouver, BC, CAN
Washington, DC, USA

Saturday, March 19
Albany, NY, USA
Charlottesville, VA, USA
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Oakland, CA, USA
San Diego, CA, USA
Seattle, WA, USA

Other events coming up

Sunday, March 20
Charlottesville, VA, USA

Thursday, March 24
Ljubljana, SVN

Wednesday-Friday, April 6-8
London, GBR

Friday, April 8
Buenos Aires, ARG

Saturday, April 9
Stockholm, SWE

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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