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DIYbio events for the week of March 27

March 26, 2016


Here are your DIYbio events for the week. On Sunday, Bethesda meets to go over their projects, and Oakland continues work on Open Insulin.  On Monday, Austin will be at a discussion by Jacob Ashton on beer and brewing in space, and Sunnyvale continues work on a quantum salinity detector based on surface plasmon resonance.  On Tuesday, Amsterdam goes through their project selection and planning, Austin has Susan Golden speaking on a day in the life of a cyanobacterium, Minneapolis has a low cost equipment workshop, where you can try out gel electrophoresis and a build-your-own spectrometer, Mountain View has Gabriele Scheler speaking on an introduction to mathematical modeling and data science in cell biology, and Somerville has a discussion of a paper about a DNA copying technique that does not require heating-cooling cycles. On Wednesday, Brooklyn has a workshop on design of RNA guides for CRISPR/CAS9, Hertogenbosch has a discussion of the legal and ethical issues of new bio-materials, and Vancouver has a 3D bioprinting demonstration.   On Thursday Brooklyn has a talk by Dr. Niki Athanasiadou on the everyday use of the scientific method, London has talks on complex error detection during genome assembly by Fatima Vayani, and the use of graphs, instead of sequence as reference genomes by Erik Garrison, Melbourne introduces you to their lab with a brainstorming session, Oakland works on the art of science and science of art together with their biohacking bootcamp, and Sunnyvale continues with their bioprinter project.  On Friday, Montreal has their open lab night.  On Saturday Austin has Dr Rhykka Connelly showing home bioreactors for spirulina and chlorella algae, Brooklyn has an electromyography workshop, Cambridge has talks and a workshop on maker applications for wildlife conservation by Tony Nagg (bat detection) and  Mayke de Freitas Santos (drones for spectral detection).  In the workshop, you can help build bat detector boards. Also on Saturday, San Diego has an open lab and a bioinformatics workshop.

Sunday, March 27
Bethesda, MD, USA
Oakland, CA, USA

Monday, March 28
Austin, TX, USA
Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Tuesday, March 29
Amsterdam, NLD
Austin, TX, USA
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Mountain View, CA, USA
Somerville, MA, USA

Wednesday March 30
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Hertogenbosch, NTL
Vancouver, BC, USA

Thursday, March 31
Brooklyn, NY, USA
London, GBR
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Oakland, CA, USA
Oakland, CA, USA
Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Friday, April 1
Montreal, QC, CAN

Saturday, April 2
Austin, TX, USA
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Cambridge, GBR
San Diego, CA, USA
San Diego, CA, USA

Events coming up

Tuesday, April 5
Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Wednesday-Friday, April 6-8
London, GBR

Thursday, April 7
Somerville, MA, USA

Friday, April 8
Buenos Aires, ARG
Seattle, WA, USA

Saturday, April 9
Buenos Aires, ARG
Stockholm, SWE
Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Monday, April 11
Toronto, ON, USA

Thursday, April 14
Ljubljana, SVN

Friday, April 15
Baltimore, MD, USA

Saturday, April 16
Austin, TX, USA

Saturday, April 30
Toronto, ON, CAN

Wednesday, May 18
Austin, TX, USA

Thursday, May 19
Amsterdam, NTL

Friday – Sunday, June 24-26
Amsterdam, NTL (Register now)

Here are photos of the Waag Society Open Wetlab Genetic Modification for Dummies event last week


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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