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DIYbio events for remainder of the week of August 13

August 13, 2017


Here are your DIYbio events for the remainder of the week

Monday, August 14

Brooklyn, NY, USA – Biotextiles: Grow your own material for fashion design Today’s biolab is becoming tomorrow’s design studio. Fashion designers have grown materials, garments and accessories from bacteria, yeast, fungi, human bone, synthetic spider silk, and more. In this two-part introduction to biotextiles, artist Ali Schachtschneider guides you on how to grow fabrics from microbes and then use natural and bioengineered bacteria to dye them.

Oakland CA, USA – Plant Bio Group

Seattle, WA, USA – Maker Faire – Working Session  Maker Faire prep session, focusing on building our “living sign” that will be on and shining above the table through the event.

Tuesday, August 15

Cambridge, UK – Connectomics in the Fly Brain  Kimberly Meechan gives a talk on the science of mapping of the connections between different parts of the brain.  She works on an international effort at the mapping of the fruit fly brain, which will be the largest map ever collected to date at synaptic resolution.

Guadalajara, JA, MEX – 2⁰ Aniversario y Hola CDMX

Wednesday, August 16

Santa Clara, CA, USA – Microfluidics: ‘ Lab on a Chip’   Eric Harness guides development of lab analysis automation hardware at the micro and nano level.

Montreal, QC, CAN – Wednesday Lab Hangout @Helios   Continue building an epic algae growing reactor!

Oakland, CA, USA – Open Source Insulin Project – The Open Insulin Project continues

Oakland, CA, USA – FermationStation MycoFermentoOmniMondo Fun fermentation continues.

Oakland, CA, USA Protein Modelling, Lecture 2  Basic skills and tools to model proteins, focusing on the essential,  cutting all that fat of a typical curricula.  Those that missed earlier lectures will be brought up to speed.

Thursday, August 17

Hong Kong – We are at the Citizen Science Faire Check out Hong Kong’s biohackspace  booth at the Citizen Science Faire, as they carry on workshops.  They will be there August 17 – 20.

Santa Clara, CA, USA – Bioprinter Community Project The project to develop live cell printing continues.

Munich, BY, DEU – SynBio Stammtisch München Special guest Eddy from is running the SynBio London

Friday, August 18

Baltimore, MD, USA OPEN “MIC” NIGHT at BUGSS Tell YOUR Science Story (or listen and learn!)  –  As a speaker, practice to communicate your research or area of interest!  As an audience member, learn about the community of discovery and innovation in the Baltimore area

Saturday, August 19

Brooklyn, NY, USA – Bioinformatics The first of a two sessions guided by Dr. Elizabeth Hénaff. This first session is an introduction to DNA sequencing and analysis. The next session (on Sunday August 19) focuses on the exploration of organisms around you through metagenomics.

Oakland, CA, USA – Vegan Cheese workshop Experiment with different recipes for making soy and cashew based vegan cheeses!

Santa Clara, CA, USA – Teens Teaching Teens – PCR and Gel Electrophoresis The basics of biology and biotechnology and then some PCR and Gel Electrophesis.

Santa Clara, CA, USA – Lecture on Advanced Molecular Detection at the CDC   Guest speaker Duncan MacCannell is the chief science officer for the CDC’s Office of Advanced Molecular Detection (OAMD), where he coordinates the implementation and support of pathogen genomics, bioinformatics, high-performance computing and other innovative laboratory technologies across the CDC’s four infectious disease centers.

San Diego, CA, USA – Personal Genomics A Matter of Taste: Workshop at the La Jolla Riford Library  In this hands-on workshop, we will explore the genetics of perception and test our own DNA for a bitter taste receptor.

Tuesday, August 22
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Cambridge, UK

Thursday, August 24
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Somerville, MA, USA

Friday, August 25
Seattle, WA, USA

Friday August 25 – Saturday August 26
Oakland, CA, USA

Sunday, August 27
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Cambridge, MA, USA
Reston, VA, USA
Tel Aviv, ISR

Wednesday, August 30
Renens, VD, CHE –  #OH165: 3rd year BIRTHDAY!  A big celebration!

Sunday, September 10
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Santa Clara, CA, USA

Sunday, September 17
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24
Cambridge, MA, USA

Saturday, September 23
San Diego, CA, USA

Tuesday, September 26 (13 weeks) APPLICATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1 Amsterdam, NTL

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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