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DIYbio events for the week of March 20

March 21, 2016


Here are your DIYbio events for the week.  On Monday, Brooklyn starts a 4-day series for their Biohacker Bootcamp, Cambridge has talks on plant derived compounds for low cost medicine by Thomas Meany and engineering plant morphology by Mihails Delmans, and Oakland continues its work on the synthetic biology to create Real Vegan Cheese.  On Tuesday, Amsterdam will have its Genetic Modification for Dummies workshop.  On Wednesday Albany will have a talk by Jerry A. Carlson about the health of New York’s forests,  Amsterdam has an Art of Impact workshop where they are creatively on the hunt  for DIY antibiotics, hosted by artists Mike Thompson, Susana Camara Leret, Špela Petrič  and biohacker Pieter van Boheemen, Baltimore has Whitney Webre hosting a talk and tasting on the science of coffee, San Diego has a workshop on the science of cheese hosted by Mary MacDonald, PhD, and Vancouver will have a discussion of DNA barcoding technique applied to microorganisms in kombucha scobys.  On Thursday, Ljubljana has their BeerDecoded beer tasting, DNA extraction and brainstorming session, with introductions by the project’s director Gianpaolo Rando to progress on the funded kickstarter project to map the DNA of beers (space is very limited, and you need to email to get in), and Oakland begins another round of its biohacking bootcamp sessions.  On Friday, Vancouver has a mead pouring, where you can learn about the process of making honey wine.

Monday, March 21
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Cambridge, GBR
Oakland, CA, USA

Tuesday, March 22
Amsterdam, NLD

Wednesday, March 23
Albany, NY, USA
Amsterdam, NLD
Baltimore, MD, USA
San Diego, CA, USA
Vancouver, BC, CAN

Thursday, March 24
Ljubljana, SVN
Oakland, CA, USA

Friday, March 25
Vancouver, BC, CAN

Other events coming up

Tuesday, March 29
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Mountain View, CA, USA
Somerville, MA, USA

Wednesday March 30
Tel-aviv, ISR
Vancouver, BC, USA

Wednesday-Friday, April 6-8
London, GBR

Friday, April 8
Buenos Aires, ARG

Saturday, April 9
Stockholm, SWE
Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Here are photos of Boslab’s Synbio study group and Molecular Biology 101 class.

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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