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DIYbio events for the week of August 20

August 17, 2017


Here are your DIYbio events for the week

Sunday, August 20

Cincinnati, OH, USA – Science Book Club – The Gene: An Intimate History  Siddhartha Mukherjee’s  book is disussed

Honk Kong – We are at the Citizen Science Faire Last day of the faire.  Check out the booth and workshop!

Oakland, CA, USA – Open Insulin Lab Day  The Open Insulin project continues.

Monday, August 21

Cambridge, UK – Cafe Synthetique: Graduate Talks Quite a range of talks on synthetic biology including improvement of timber (Jan Lyczakowski), developing expression systems for chemicals produced by algae (Patrick Hickland), algal synthetic biology (Stefan Grossfurthner), creation of genetic circuits in an algae using proteins (Aleix Gorchs-Rovira), machine learning and automation (Clayton Rabideau), and cell-free arsenic sensing (Sensor CDT Students).

Oakland, CA, USA – Sythetic Biology, Biohacking and Cheese team meeting – Real Vegan Cheese team meeting  Collaboration continues on the Real Vegan Cheese project.

Tuesday, August 22

Brooklyn, NY, USA – DIYbio incubator: Build Your Own Incubator  Piym Fernando and Cassandra Barrett show you how to build a low-cost incubator including basic electronics and Arduino programming. The newly constructed DIY incubator will then be used to run an experiment!

Cambridge, UK – Going deeper with deep sequencing and deep learning[Lab it Tuesday]Biomakespace A talk by Tiong Sun Chia.  The first part of the talk gives an overview of deep learning, explaining what it is and how it works. The second part will review this paper.

Santa Clara, CA, USA – Cuttle Wranglin’: Studying RNA Editing of Dwarf Cuttlefish Dive deep into the genome of Sepia bandensis (dwarf cuttlefish). Effort is to identify highly edited RNA transcripts and find a correlation between changing environmental conditions and RNA editing capabilities.

Wednesday, August 23

Vancouver, BC, CAN – Introducing Bio Academy Scott Pownall a graduate of the 2016 How To Grow (Almost) Anything (HTGAA) Synthetic Biology program will talk about his experience and what to look forward to in this years program.

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

Oakland, CA, USA – Open Insulin Project  The project to make open source insulin continues.

Oakland, CA, USA – FermentationStation MycoFermentoOmniMondo Fun fermentation continues

Thursday, August 24

Brooklyn, NY, USA – Genomic Lecture w/ Chris Mason: Designing genomes for Earth, Mars, & beyond  Learn about work on a ten-phase, 500-year plan for the survival of the human species on Earth, in space, and on other planets.

Santa Clara, CA, USA – Bioprinter Community Project Night  The effort to build a live cell printer continues.

Somerville, MA, USA – BosLab Book Club: The Discovery of Insulin Presentation and discussion of the book by Michael Bliss

Friday, August 25

Seattle, WA, USA Bionic Leaf Open Discussion  Biomimetics discussion in general to get interested individuals to help build a bionic leaf kit

Friday, August 25 – Saturday Aug 26

Oakland, CA, USA Biohack the Planet Come to a conference run by Biohackers, designed for Biohackers, with amazing talks solicited from Biohackers

Other events coming up

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

Monday, August 28
Oakland, CA, USA
Somerville, MA, USA

Tuesday, August 29
Ottawa, ON, CAN

Wednesday, August 30
Oakland, CA, USA
Oakland, CA, USA
Renens, VD, CHE –  #OH165: 3rd year BIRTHDAY!  A big celebration!
Santa Clara, CA, USA

Thursday, August 31
Santa Clara, CA, USA

Tuesday, September 5
La Jolla, CA, USA

Friday, September 8
Munich, BY, DEU

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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