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DIYbio events for remainder of the week of January 8

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.

Durham, NC, USA – Deep Learning in the Life Sciences

Wednesday, January 11

Oakland, CA, USA – Open Source Open Insulin Project Come and help out with Open Insulin, or support it at

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

Sunnyvale, CA, USA – Building a Microscope  Join a multi-week hackathon, as Eric Harness leads the assembly of a fluorescing microscope.

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.

Durham, NC, USA – Deep Learning Study Group   Study group for Practical Deep Learning for Coders.

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.

Singapore, SGP – Let’s meet to share about mprovised lab equipment and home experiments

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

Monday, January 16
Cambridge, UK
Oakland, CA, USA
Oakland, CA, USA

Tuesday, January 17
Toronto, ON, CAN

Wednesday, January 18
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Oakland, CA, USA
Oakland, CA, USA
Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Thursday, Januuary 19
Denver, CO, USA
Durham, NC, USA
Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Saturday, January 21
Baltimore, MD, USA

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Oakland, CA, USA
Seattle, WA, USA
Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Sunday, January 22
Albany, NY, USA
Oakland, CA, USA
Reston, VA, USA

Monday, January 23
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Oakland, CA, USA

Tuesday, January 24
Berlin, DEU

Wednesday, January 25
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Oakland, CA, USA
Oakland, CA, USA
Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Thursday, January 26
Cambridge, UK, USA
Denver, CO, USA
Durham, NC, USA

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 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.

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