January 8, 2017
Here are your DIYbio events for remainder of the week
Monday, January 9
Brooklyn, NY, USA Open Night: PCR & Pizza A relaxed night of science and discussion. Bring a sample of plant matter or isolate DNA from your saliva and see how easy DNA barcoding and PCR is.
San Francisco, CA, USA – Atomwise Deep Learning Reception at JPM Deep learning is disrupting the life sciences. Meet fellow leaders and early adopters of this emerging technology Featured speakers are Ilya Sutskever, Abraham Heifets, Brendan Frey, and Ryan Bethencourt.
Oakland, CA, USA – Plant Bio Group Plant biology and biotechnology group continues their meetings, welcoming those with an appreciation of plant biology that want to learn things
Tuesday, January 10
Denver, CO, USA – Biotools! Project Work Night Work together on various hardware projects. Initial projects will include a DNA concentration microvolume spectrophotometer, an electroporator, a bioreactor, and a DNA sequencer.
Wednesday, January 11
Oakland, CA, USA – Open Source Open Insulin Project Come and help out with Open Insulin, or support it at experiment.com
Oakland, CA, USA – FermentationStation MycoFermentoOmniMondo Oakland continues their fermentation experiments
Schenectady, NY – Eastern STNY’s Pub Science Series: Antarctic Science and Art Biologist Sam Bowser and artist Laura Von Rosk discuss their collaboration on the subject of agglutinated foraminifera– creatures that build artful shells using found objects. Other things as well will likely be covered
Somerville, MA, USA – Class: Basics of Biohacking 2 night introductory course that will guide you through the basics of molecular biology and the technique of bacterial transformation. Class continues on Thursday, January 12
Vancouver, BC, CAN – OLW: Meet’n’Greet Orin Hardy of the Kul- Kul Farm, Bali Orin Hardy discusses efforts to foster local and global community around the topics of permaculture, food, farming, and natural building
Thursday, January 12
Baltimore, MD, USA – Lab Skills Night – Plasmid DNA Isolation immersive hands on 2 hour course teaching you pipette skills and plasmid DNA isolation. Additional material will be available to help understand concepts and basic biology of this technique and applications.
Cambridge, UK – Build a Biomakespace Cambridge continues their discussions of meeting to plan for establishing a Biomakespace
Camden, NJ, USA – Inkjet bioprinting (Take 3) Camden continues their bioprinting work by working on resolution and a cleaning protocol.
Hong Kong, CHN – Chocolate and Jam – an experiment Experiment in making jams with different flowers or fruits. We will also make jam chocolate. The goal is to develop a Bauhinia jam chocolate in the future, and barcode the DNA sequence of the jam
Melbourne, VIC, AUS – BioHacker Bootcamp – Engineering bacteria to glow Andrew Gray launches of a course series to get you up to speed with various aspects of the life sciences. In this workshop you’ll be making bacteria fluoresce learning about DNA and how its power can be harnessed, and becoming familiar with the everyday workflow in a wet lab
Sunnyvale, CA, USA – Bioprinter Community Project Night Join in on building a bioprinter.
Friday, January 13
Baltimore, MD. USA – Seminar Night! Gigi Gronvall “Synthetic Biology: Safety, Security, and Promise” Synthetic biology policy and security expert Gigi Gronvall talks about her book.
Saturday, January 14
Baltimore, MD, USA -Mini workshop! Does it Glow? Or no? Kathleen Gillepsie leads an exploration of how well disinfectants work, using bioluminesent bacteria as a marker.
Seattle, WA, USA – Memories, Molecules and Medicine: An exploration of smell and essential oils Explore the sense of smell and the molecules responsible for fragrances through this interactive workshop presented by Reitha Weeks. Lots of topics covered
Other events coming up
Tuesday, January 17
Toronto, ON, CAN
Saturday, January 21
Baltimore, MD, USA
Tuesday, January 24
Sunday, January 29
Oakland, CA, USA
Monday, January 30
Oakland, CA, USA
Tuesday, January 31
Somerville, MA, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 in the community.