biotechnology

Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use" (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Art. 2).

 

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On 19 September we organise a second workshop how to ferment your own food, a simple, healthy and energy-efficient technique!

 

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Discover the landscape with all your senses! Our Open Wetlab is present at the festival in the middle of nature.

 

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On 16 May we will be fermenting food in a workshop: a simple, healthy and energy-efficient technique of food preservation.

 

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During the conclusion of our annual BioHack Academy, the participants presented their work and received the BioHack Academy Award.

 

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An evening with Rosanne Hertzberger about bacteria in the human body and creating an low-oxygen environment.

 

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Are you interested in biotechnology, but you don’t have a background in either biology or technology? Follow the BioHack Academy.

 

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Did you know that you can also follow the BioHack Academy online? All lessons are recorded and shown on the video channel.

 

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On April 2nd, all students of this year's BioHack Academy will present their work at Waag.

 

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The Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal recently published an element of Anna Dumitriu's FEAT residency outcome on its cover.

 

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Roland van Dierendonck of Waag will give a workshop biohacking at Tetem in Enschede and at Culturhus Borne.

 

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The BioHack Academy #5 came to an end with final presentations and an exhibition showing the work of the latest generation biohackers.

 

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Digi.Bio has been awarded the Anthony Fokker Prize. Digi.Bio started as a hobby project in the Fablab and Open Wetlab at Waag.

 

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The students of the BioHack Academy #5 present their final project and receive the official BioHack Academy Award. Together we cheers to our newest generation biohackers.

 

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Roland van Dierendonck is a guest at the Tegenlicht meetup 'Doctoring with DNA' on 28 March at Pakhuis de Zwijger.

 

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Pieter van Boheemen (Open Wetlab) is guest at the Test_Lab: Genomic Gastronomy programme at V2_ in Rotterdam on 11th December 2014.

 

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Marleen Stikker of Waag will take part in a panel discussion on GMO's, local versus global food production and the availability of healthy food at the 'Connecting the Dots' conference at Media Plaza, Utrecht on 30 January 2015.

 

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Pieter van Boheemen (Open Wetlab and BioHack Academy) will participate in the Border Sessions festival on Technology & Society on November 11th, 2015 in The Hague. This session is called "Well, why shouldn’t I design with DNA? Do-It-Yourself Synthetic Biology at your local community center".

 

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Pieter van Boheemen (Programme manager Open Wetlab) will be one of the speakers at a meeting on Open Innovation in Copenhagen (Denmark) on November 19th. REBBLS (Rising Entrepreneurs in BioBusiness & Life Sciences) have invited him to give a talk about open innovation in pharma and the project BioStrike in particular.

 

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Help! We are running out of antibiotics! Time to dig ourselves out. In a series of three events, we will explore new resources and discuss the issues surrounding antimicrobial resistance. Biohacker Pieter van Boheemen invites you to Waag’s Open Wetlab to learn how to hunt, grow, and test new medicines.

 

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On Tuesday 22 March and Thursday 24 March, Waag's Open Wetlab organizes a special workshop on genetic modification at the Waag in Amsterdam.

 

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Pieter van Boheemen will participate in a panel discussion titled 'The Future of Biotechnology, who's in the lead?' at the Brave New World Festival in Leiden on 2 November 2016.

 

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During this workshop, we'll take a city tour to catch our own microbes in different locations around the red light district, using what we find as a way to create a microbial map of the city of Amsterdam.

 

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Pieter van Boheemen will give a presentation on 17 November 2016 at Biofabricate in New York.

 

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Did you know that in the textile industry one the most environmentally disastrous processes is the dyeing of fibres and textiles? During this talk we give the floor to experts from different fields and explore the potential of bacteria dyeing together.

 

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Waag's Open Wetlab will attend the Joint Research Council of the European Commission event about “DIY-science: the challenges of Quality” .

 

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Get to work in our Open Wetlab - join us in some DIY microscopy, re-enacting the PCR procedure and transillumination. And hear how Haseeb Ahmed plans to grow a never dying liver in vitro! Let's do it together again: Wednesday December 19, we work on DIY microscopy, re-enacting the PCR procedure and transillumination.

 

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Make your own bio-based book out of microorganisms and developed your own ink, using pigment-excreting bacteria.

 

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On September 26th, the international KiiCS Award Ceremony on Arts & Science will take place at the Discovery Festival Amsterdam. KiiCS is a European project aiming to develop and test arts and science incubation activities, to identify the best formats that stimulate the collaboration between artists, creative professionals and scientists, and to develop innovative ideas.

 

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Our Open Wetlab will be present at the Re-new festival in Copenhagen on 28 October 2013, in the person of Pieter van Boheemen, to give a workshop DIY Bio in collaboration with Martin Malthe Borch.

 

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At OHM 2013 Pieter van Boheemen (Open Wetlab) will provide you with a blue print in flux for your own open source biology lab. Using Innoculab, you will experiment hands-on with two open source DIY biology projects.

 

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Pieter van Boheemen will attend the World Business Dialogue symposium in Cologne (Germany) on 14 March 2014 as a panel member for Transhumanism/Cyborgs & Biotechnology on the main stage.

 

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Science-Fictions consists of a workshop and a symposium at DesignLab Enschede with invited artists, scientists and philosophers to encounter and discuss new creations of biotechnologies.

 

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What is a biohacker, what does a biohacker do and why should anyone become one? With the BioHack Academy #5 around the corner we listed 7 reasons why.

 

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During the Dutch Design Week 2017 you can visit the Embassy of Health to discover gene.coop. Gene.coop is a cooperative in which your DNA is stored and only made available to third parties under conditions determined by you.

 

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On October 6th, Lucas Evers (Open Wetlab) will present 'Do It Together Biology - Synergy between Creativity and Synthetic Biology' at the SynCity festival in Wageningen.

 

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The second series FabSchool of this year was completely about the wonderful world of biotechnology. Covered by our Open Wetlab for five years by now, but within the context of FabSchool still uncharted terrain. What did we do in our 12 weeks of biotech activities?

 

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Algae are the organisms of the future! Useful as pigment for the currently still polluting textile industry, as biofuel and additionally, also an important food source! It’s time to take action! Come build an algae reactor and and contribute to a better world.

 

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In the current series of FabSchool (on Wednesday afternoon at the Waag) we are exploring the world of biotechnology. We went hunting for microbes with the kids!

 

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Some weeks ago, the fourth edition of the BioHack Academy started. During this international course, the participants build their own biolab. To be able to do so, they first learn about 3D drawing and everything about the electronics used in the equipment.

 

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A new week, a new episode of #OPENBIOTECH! In this one I’m showing you how to get in jail as a biohacker. Yep, that’s right.

 

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In the first half year of 2017, Waag's biolab will bring 'Het Praktikum', a series of themed nights in Dutch during which we unravel the latest biotech taboos and explore our own morals.

 

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Het Praktikum is a series of themed nights in Dutch during which we unravel the latest biotech taboos and explore our own morals

 

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Het Praktikum is a series of themed nights in Dutch during which we unravel the latest biotech taboos and explore our own morals.

 

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Is CRISPR the biotechnology that will change the world as we know it?

 

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At the Cutting Edge festival last week in Oslo, Pieter van Boheemen witnessed yet another debate on the future of genetic engineering. Unfortunately these debates often take the hope versus horror approach. Curing all genetic diseases versus pigs with wings. Higher agricultural yields versus designer babies. Dystopia versus utopia.

 

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During this workshop, we'll take a city tour to catch our own microbes in different locations around the Amsterdam city centre, using what we find as a way to create a microbial map of the city of Amsterdam.

 

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Lucas Evers (Open Wetlab) of Waag has contributed to a new publication of COGEM titled 'Gentechdebat op scherp'.

 

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During this workshop 'De Groene Vrouw', author of the book ‘The Poop Doctor: Baking it Brown’, will discuss how to best take care of the bacteria in your body.

 

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Are you're curious about how bacteria can make an excellent sous chef, come get busy in the kitchen during our Superfood Cooking workshop at the Pet Shop Food Bar.

 

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Waag is opening its pop-up microbial pet shop in Amsterdam’s city centre once again. Microbe enthusiasts and foodies alike are very welcome at the official opening of the Pet Shop Food Bar.

 

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We opened the Pet Shop Food Bar at the Waterlooplein in Amsterdam in November 2016. We investigated for one month how our micro-pets can contribute to the future of our food.

 

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September 7th, the KNAW organised a symposium about gene editing. This is a technically interesting, scientifically exciting, and socially relevant subject. Thanks to the competent speakers, a clear picture was given of the temporary developments, possibilities and scientific challenges, particularly in Dutch universities.

 

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We went looking for bacteria in the red light district of Amsterdam, to map microbes in the area. An image report.

 

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Over the last four years, the Dutch Do It Yourself Biology (DIY Bio) community has continued to incubate and grow within the walls of Waag's Open Wetlab. Their research relating to biological applications of hardware, software, wetware, and other DIY tools is never dull, and there's always a twist. Why? Because its the participants who decide what to do during the open evenings, who inspire each other by sharing their research results, and who freely allow each other to participate in their projects. Last week, we celebrated the end of the winter/spring season. So now is a good time to look back on what we've done.

 

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Our Open Wetlab and it's founder, Pieter van Boheemen, are part of an exhibition at the Science Museum in London, called 'Beyond the Lab: The DIY Science Revolution', that opens on 7 July 2016. Newspaper The Guardian already wrote an interesting article about the upcoming exhibition: Citizen science: how the net is changing the role of amateur researchers.

 

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Waag opened the world's first pop-up microbial pet shop in the heart of Amsterdam's Red Light District in the summer of 2016.

 

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Citizens have a major role to play in addressing the challenges to a sustainable future. It is by ‘doing science together’ that we combine our resources and expertise to raise awareness, build capacity, and innovative lasting solutions grounded in society.

 

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3-05-2016

Rare earth

For the three-day event 'What’s the matter with cooperation', I was invited by Belgian colleagues of Gluon partner organisation Buda in Kortrijk, to speak about the models of collaboration between the arts, and bio-sciences that Waag uses, such a critical making, probes for debate and our own method 'users as designers'.

 

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After a successful first and second BioHack Academy in 2015, we proudly present the third generation of BioHackers of this year. During the graduation show on Tuesday April 26th, they will present their work.

 

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Tuesday the 22nd of March and Thursday the 24th, a two-evening workshop about genetic modification was organised by artist in resident Špela Petrič, head of the Open Wetlab Pieter van Boheemen and the Waag’s safety officer Per Staugaard.

 

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7-04-2016

Open Science

Xiamyra Daal will present our biotechnology activities of our Open Wetlab at the meeting 'Open Science. Iedereen doet mee' at SPUI25 in Amsterdam. This meeting is Dutch spoken.

 

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Genetic modification is something you can learn. Waag's biotechnologist, Pieter van Boheemen, shows in this video what steps you should follow to create your own glow-in-the-dark e.coli bacteria (if you have a permit to do so).

 

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With Cellular Propeller, Howard Boland seeks to investigate one of the possibilities of synthetic biology.

 

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Our Open Wetlab is for anyone who is interested in learning about and making new cool bio-concepts and bio-things.

 

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European countries are going to join forces to combat antimicrobial resistance in health care and veterinary sector. That is the outcome of a ministerial Dutch EU Presidency conference today in Amsterdam. Minister Edith Schippers (Health, Welfare and Sport) and Minister Martijn van Dam (Agriculture) welcomed colleagues and expert from 28 EU member states.

 

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During the weekend of 12-13 December, Waag opened its doors to the Digi.Bio team together with a group of biohackers, for a microfluidics hackathon. They are one step away from democratizing diagnostics by making them hackable not only for scientists, but also for amateurs interested in digital biology. The group of pioneers worked non-stop for two days on the digital microfluidics lab project and managed to get some droplets moving!

 

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Labs are becoming smaller and smaller. So small even, that they will soon fit in your smartphone.

 

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Waag has won the N8 Award 2015! This award is for the best programme during the annual Museum Night in Amsterdam, that was held on 7 November this year.

 

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3-11-2015

Got microbes?

Each October, thousands of designers gather in the city of Eindhoven to present their works to the public during Dutch Design Week. This year, Waag wondered: what would it look like if we treated micro-organisms with the same care and attention that we give to our dogs, our cats, our fish—even our plants? To explore this question, we brought to life the microbial pet shop from the Open Wetlab.

 

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Lucas Evers (head of Waag's Open Wetlab) moderates a DNA debate on 18 October 2015, as a result of the art installation Cellout.me by Jeroen van Loon. The artist is selling his DNA in his installation via the Internet for a year. What are the consequences of this, now and in the future? What is he actually selling? And what is it worth?

 

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During the Museum night 2015 in Amsterdam, Waag opens the Late night pet shop in the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag. Get your microben now!

 

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De Petshop is part of the Dutch Design Week 2015! Put the 14th edition of the Dutch Design Week in your diary! DDW 2015 takes place from 17 until 25 October.

 

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The second edition of the BioHack Academy has began: brave biohackers from all over the world are taking part in this exciting project, that will teach them how to build their own cheap and OpenSource biolab in Do-It-Together/Hands-On-Knowledge style, and start growing superfood, fuel, fabrics, natural pigments and much more bio-stuff.

 

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Finally, genetic engineering is now officially allowed in Waag's Open Wetlab! The Ministry has granted us the right to program the DNA of bacteria in our lab for bioart, biodesign and biohacking.

 

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Recently, the nominees and winners of the Royal Academy Awards 2015 in The Hague (KABK) were announced. The Academy Award Bachelor went to Eline van der Ploeg (Graphic Design), with a strong typographic work titled “Living Systems”. She developed her idea during the BioHack Academy of Waag. An explanation of the work can be found here.

 

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On 18 May 2015, the Athena Institute ( VU University Amsterdam) organizes a theatre debate on synthetic biology at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag.

 

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Marit Mihklepp (Estonia) was one of the students that followed the 'Life Live, Live Life' bio art course that we gave at the ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Academy of Visual Art and the Royal Conservatory at The Hague. She wrote this contribution about microbial perfumes.

 

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Students of world's first BioHack Academy are graduating, and Waag is at the head of the game. In ten weeks, students from Waag's Biohack Academy built a fully functioning lab. Students built everything from homemade microscopes and centrifuges to handmade spectrometers and incubators—all with materials commonly found at home! On Tuesday, April 21, they'll present their work.

 

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In 2013, Chloé Rutzerveld organized, in collaboration with Waag's Open Wetlab, a very special dinner at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag. Now, a richly illustrated cookbook has been published.

 

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Waag's Open Wetlab is present at the SXSW (South by Southwest) 2015 festival in Austin, Texas (USA). Our biotechnology lab presents five projects at the festival, on invitation of the Fund Creative Industries NL.

 

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The event 'The Other Dinner' we organized together with Chloé Rutzerveld at the end of 2013 is featured in the book 'Experimental Eating' published by Black Dog Publishing.

 

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Waag is one of twelve makers of a book cover design for the ADCN (Art Directors Club Netherlands) Yearbook 2014. Each year ADCN challenges designers and makers from the creative industry to design an iconic cover for their annual yearbook.

 

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On 22 January Pieter van Boheemen will give a workshop at the Open Wetlab of Waag for students of the Rietveld Academy titled 'In vitro materials'.

 

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The Dutch Commission Genetic modification (COGEM) has published a report on the use of genetic modified organisms in exhibitions.

 

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The rapid development of biotechnology, from genetic engineering, genomics, to synthetic biology and systems biology is often compared to the ICT revolution. The interdisciplinary approach between biotechnology, nanotechnology and information technology has enabled biotechnologists to design much more complex systems than in the past.

 

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In this project we argued that it not just the behavior of the subject of study, but also that of the researcher is influenced by these glass barriers.

 

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This study is investigation into the development of the Do It Yourself Biology (DIYBio) movement in The Netherlands. The report was commissioned by the COGEM, an advisory committee on genetic modification to the Dutch government.

 

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The Open Wetlab was asked to organize a course on biotechnology at the Art Science Interfaculty, an interdisciplinary bachelor and master programme that fosters curiosity driven research as approach for the making of art.

 

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On Tuesday 16 December 2014 the Open Wetlab of Waag and the Athena Institute of VU in Amsterdam are organising a special open night.

 

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The New Material exhibition opened in the New Institute in Rotterdam includes two projects that were realized in the Open Wetlab.

 

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In every corner of the recently opened Hackuarium in Lausanne plenty of unopened crates can be found. Autoclaves, acid chambers, bio reactors and lot of glass items are piled up to the ceilings - waiting, no, begging for a biohacker to give them a second life.

 

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Making paper and ink with the aid of bacteria? Sure! The participants of the 12th Do It Together Bio workshop at the Waag were not scared away by the strange smells of the bacteria. On the contrary. In no-time most of them were stirring away in jars filled with cellulose and pigment producing bacteria. It was such a lot that the smell of it lingered for a couple of days!

 

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In the Summer of 2014 we were confronted with a newsitem mentioning that Satao, Kenya’s largest elephant, fell into the hands of poachers. Again, a natural monument of our planet was lost. Every year again thousands of elephants are killed for their tusks. Many people adore ivory for its unique qualities. Ignorant of the meaning and source of the material they do not realize that the trade in ivory is very cruel, redundant and will prove to be limited.

 

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The European KiiCS Award on arts and science for innovation went to “Lab Easy: DIY Biology for the Bio-Curious” – a new educational concept, and to “Slave for Love” – an oxytocin detecting device.

 

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Willem Duijvelshoff visited our event Do It Together Bio about Hacking HIV for Motherboard and reports (in Dutch).

 

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Currently, Claudia Marginean from Romania is working on the 'Mystery Meat' experiment, which we hope to turn into a workshop in the Autumn. She is looking at meat samples to identify exactly what kind of meat is in them. Can you trust the ingredients listed on your sandwich packaging... or are you on the verge of uncovering another horsemeat scandal?

 

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Exactly a year after the world's first in vitro hamburger was presented, the The In Vitro Meat Cookbook was published by BIS Publishers. Using the format of the cookbook as a storytelling medium, the In Vitro Meat Cookbook is a visually stunning exploration of the new “food cultures” lab-grown meat might create. This book approaches lab-grown meat not just from a design and engineering perspective, but also from a societal and ethical one.

 

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The annual Museum night Amsterdam is coming and for the twelfth time in row Waag is again participating in the event. This year we are organizing a kind of follow-up to our earlier 'Hack the Brain' event, called 'Brainwaves' at the Waag.

 

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From 30 September till 3 October 2014 Waag's Open Wetlab will participate in World of Science & Technology at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht, the largest industrial meeting point in the Netherlands.

 

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Our Open Wetlab regularly has guests working at their projects in our lab. Recently, Matilde Losi from TU/e worked at her 'Host' project here.

 

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With the global population possibly growing towards 10 billion people in 2040, finding a solution for the world's food problem is becoming increasingly more urgent. What if you could provide your own proteins, by growing algae at home?

 

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I’m currently doing an internship in the Open Wetlab looking at new materials that might be produced by biotechnologies in the future. In the last few months I’ve been looking in particular at ivory and studying the properties of this precious biomaterial. It mostly consists of dentin, the same material our teeth are made from. I was curious about the possibilities of growing ivory artificially and approached ACTA, the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam for some answers.

 

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For the second time I was a guest at Zapplive, a live broadcasted show on television. This time I worked with the kids on an experiment in neuroscience. With a simple setup you can show how the brain is controlling our muscles. Every move we make starts at our brains: from kicking a ball to making a boxing movement.

 

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Thousands of elephants are slaughtered every year for their tusks. Ivory is still very popular, the pain the animal has suffered and the deaths that followed are not reflected in the decorative figurines that adorn homes and shrines. People do not realize what they have in their hands. But what if we could give a new meaning to the formation and origin of ivory?

 

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Running DNA tests, creating electricity with biologic materials or using muscle power to make sounds? Within three interactive workshops Waag showed youngsters between 14 and 17 years old what biotech is all about.

 

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For the minor ‘digital craft’ at the Willem de Kooning Academy I went to the Open Wetlab to study bacteria and the fascinating patterns that emerge from cultures.

 

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Waag collaborates with embedded researcher Louis Buckley in a project of the Creative Industries Research Centre Amsterdam (CIRCA, part of the University of Amsterdam) to evaluate Bio-Art, Ethics and Engagement.

 

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Experience 25 January 2014 what happens when living organisms grow on structures made of organic materials, intelligent slime molds colonize digitally printed designs.

 

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In January 2014, we organise a two-day DIY Bio-Logic workshop during which designers, biohackers, artists, developers and architects make 2/3D structures of organic, super fertile material which will be colonized by living organisms.

 

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Pieter van Boheemen of our Open Wetlab will be guest on 24 November of a talkshow at Ciccionina in Delft.

 

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What are the most dangerous dyes in our food? A new infographic by Special Education Degree shows us.

 

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During this workshop we will actively discuss your motivation and explore the current limitations and boundaries. You are invited to group up and work on proposals for your DIY projects that include or facilitate genetic modification.

 

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During the Dutch Design Week 2013, Next Nature Lab presents speculative lab-grown meat dishes, developed by cooks, designers, engineers and artists at the Technical University Eindhoven. This presentation is a kick-off for a crowdfunding campaign to promote the In Vitro Meat Cookbook.

 

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In June this year many BIY biologists from all parts of Europa came to Amsterdam for the opening of our Open Wetlab. Some members of the Hacker Space Groningen immediately saw the possibilities of the public lab. Back at their own FabLab, they started working on their own equipment. At the Mini Maker Faire they proudly showed off their results.

 

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Last Summer, our Open Wetlab organized a workshop DNA fingerprinting at the Observe Hack Make festival to bring hackers in contact with the Open Wetlab and Do-It-Yourself biotech. A video.

 

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Three years ago the project called 'Cell explorer' was amongst the finalists of the first edition of the DA4GA (2010/2011). Unfortunately they didn't win but did succeed in finding partners (the UMCG and RUG) that supported them to realize the project.

 

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On Friday, the 2nd of August, we participated at OHM 2013 (Observe Hack Make 2013), with two different workshops. The challenge was not only to successfully present the workshops, but to intrigue participants from all around the world to observe, hack, make with us and interact with each other.

 

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In biotechnology we have 'hello world' experiments too, that simply demonstrate that something works as it should. In genetics one can visualize and characterize DNS, this is sometimes called in CSI-like terms 'DNA fingerprinting'.

 

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Curious about biotechnology and interested in fabrication and design? The BioFab Bootcamp is an intense 5-day workshop on biotechnology and digital fabrication. During this event we will learn how to improve our balance with nature through design practices. The bootcamp puts bio back into your hands and extents your professional skills as a maker, designer, artist or scientist.

 

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Waag has opened the first Open Wetlab in the Netherlands at the Waag in Amsterdam.

 

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Waag is starting the Open Wetlab: The Life Sciences Community Lab for makers, designers, artists, DIY biologists, scientists and citizen scientists. On June 21st the Lab will be officially opened with a ceremony, premiere and party with GMO beer! Come and join us.

 

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During this meetup you will learn how to design your own genes using a genetic open-source computer-assisted-design (CAD) tool (not as hard as it sounds!). Step by step we will isolate a piece of living code from a natural organism, adjust it to our own preferences, watermark it with the Open Wetlab DNA label, build a new synthetic light-induced genetic circuit and execute the code.

 

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On Wednesday, April 27th it was time for the 5th edition of Do it Together Bio. The event was led by Laura Cinti and Howard Boland who are co-founders of the C-Lab collective and also winners of the latest Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award. It was a diverse event that included theory, practice, experimentation and discussion around bio-art, synthetic biology, magnetic bacteria and genetic modification regulation and lab safety.

 

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Hear everything about the Living Mirror project and join in hands-on experiments on synthetic Biology Art.

 

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Join our 4th edition of Do It Together Bio! We’ll be making a DIY BioPrinter and printing micro tapestries of living and decorative patterns.

 

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During the exhibition Yes Naturally, on 19 March 2013 the symposium BioSolar Cells will be held. Marleen Stikker is one of the guests.

 

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1-02-2013

KiiCS

KiiCS - Knowledge Incubation in Innovation and Creation for Science - was a three year European project gathering creative people, scientists and young adults.

 

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Work with do-it-yourself biologists and artists on bottom-up innovation: Do It Together Bio.

 

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31-01-2013

DIY Bioprinting

At Instructables.com, an instructable by BioCurious appeared that attracted a lot of attention: a DIY BioPrinter. Bioprinting is printing with biological cell materials. Think of it as 3D printing, but with squishier ingredients: human tissue!

 

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The antlers on the wall on either side of the hall come from all over the world. The same thing goes for the audience - young men and women with fast glasses or flashy lipstick are sitting beside men in suit or a casual sweater. There is tension in the air. We are in the ‘Pesthuis’ at Naturalis for the announcement of the winners of the third edition of the Designers & Artists for Genomics Award, which rewards leading bio-art initiatives.

 

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Friday November 16th we finally found out if the Open PCR that we recently put together really works during our Do It Together Bio meeting. DIY biologists, artists and others interested came to the Waag building where Fablab Amsterdam is housed.

 

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12-06-2012

DIY Bio

Monthly meet up for biohackers, open for anyone with an interest in DIY Biology.

 

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On Friday 25 May 2012 the fourth edition of DIY Bio took place at the Waag. After three successful meetings with lots of talks this finally was a meeting in which something was built at the Fablab.

 

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Monthly meetup of biohackers open for anyone who’s interested in DIY Biology. Our goal is to bring together an eclectic mix of people from different backgrounds, share knowledge, spark discussions on biotechnological topics and eventually do it ourselves together. Some solids and liquids will be provided.