This meeting will introduce and showcase the many and varied applications of synthetic biology at the molecular, cell, and whole plant level to introduce synthetic biology to a broad UK plant science base.
With their provenance as an excellent source of pharmaceutical, neutraceutical and health promoting chemistries, plant natural products are an attractive target for biotechnological development for industrialization
(Re-)constructing and Re-programming Life This conference will provide an in-depth discussion forum among practitioners of the various fields underlying Synthetic Biology. It aims to pin-point the challenges,
Algae Innovation Center (AIC) Lolland commenced in 2010 as a project between Green Center, Roskilde University and Aalborg University with the aim of identifying and researching the potentials of using
The conference will focus on frontiers in biological design, synthetic biology and processing, bringing together the top academic, industrial and governmental researchers from both the East and the West. Specific
A hands-on Summer Course of advanced Genetic Engineering of Bacteria at the onset of the SynBio era.
GCAT-alog is freezer management software, optimized for use by synthetic biologists. GCAT-alog is freely available to use though no support other than the user manual is available.The tools can be accessed
This week-long summer school provides advanced training in history of the life sciences, a lively international field that offers a long-term perspective on some of the most significant ideas, practices
The BioBricks Foundation is pleased to announce The BioBricks Foundation Synthetic Biology 6.0 Conference (SB6.0), which will take place on July 9-11, 2013 at Imperial College, London, UK. This meeting
SynBioBeta is a forum to bring together synthetic biology startups as well as other stakeholders in the ecosystem. This evening event will be held during the BioBricks Foundation SB6.0 Conference. The
This past weekend, the World Maker Faire in NYC had a wide range of makers showcasing a variety of projects and skills. Front and center was the New York chapter of DIYbio, a scientific outreach group of local citizen scientists, and the BioBus, a mobile microscopy lab built on a 1972 transit bus. For the event, DIYbio and the BioBus teamed up to build NYC's first-ever fully mobile molecular biology lab.
The bus was a flurry of activity from both parties, inside and out. The simpler and faster activities on the outside included 'making' DNA from strawberries using only household reagents (salt, soap, meat tenderizer, and alcohol) as well as visualizing small planktonic crustaceans, called Daphnia, through one of the BioBus's microscopes with a flat panel display.
Inside the bus, things got a little more intimate. Instead of extracting DNA from berries and visualizing crustaceans, participants got to work with cells from their very own cheeks. They could see them up close and personal with a BioBus scope as well as extract and test their own DNA for a gene responsible for tasting a bitter chemical called PTC. Because molecular biology work takes a bit longer than anyone wanted to stick around, with all the other awesome things happening at the Faire, the DIYbio crew finished analyzing the samples and later emailed participants with the results. After exhausting their reagents, the group was able to teach three dozen people how to test their own samples as well as the hundreds that were extracting DNA outside. DIYbio and the BioBus even won a MAKE magazine Editors' Choice award for their efforts!
This same group, brought together through DIYbio, created GenSpace - a member-based lab in Brooklyn, NY. Each member has pet interests they pursue in the space while collectively working on scientific outreach and education projects that benefit the group (such as DIY DNA extractions at farmers markets and Maker Faire). In attendance at Maker Faire was the entire GenSpace crew: Russell Durrett, Team Leader for 2010 NYU iGEM Team (and research assistant in the Piano Lab @ NYU in a more professional capacity) , Ellen Jorgensen, PhD - Adjunct Faculty at New York Medical College, Daniel Grushkin - Independent journalist for such editorials as National Geographic and The Scientist, Nurit Bar-Shai, and Sung won Lim.
Bio: Eri Gentry is a biotech entrepreneur, citizen science community organizer, and the co-founder of BioCurious, the first hackerspace for biotech, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
(Via MAKE Magazine.)