do it together bio

Biotechnology is much talked about, but unknown in society, while it has a big impact on man and ecology. Do It Together Bio contributes to the demystification and democratization of biotechnology, and it demonstrates that biotech is a new field for the creative industry.

 

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Op 19 september organiseren we voor de tweede keer een workshop over het fermenteren van voedsel: een eenvoudige, gezonde en energiezuinige techniek!

 

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Het Europese project 'Doing It Together Science' is na drie jaar afgelopen. Tijd voor een terugblik op alle activiteiten.

 

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UvA organiseert samen met Waag de module 'Biotechnologie: van medicijn tot Frankenstein' voor UvA-studenten.

 

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Ontdek het landschap met al je zintuigen! Ons Open Wetlab is aanwezig op het festival midden in de natuur.

 

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Op 13 juni gaan we aan de slag met het fermenteren van voedsel: een eenvoudige, gezonde en energiezuinige techniek.

 

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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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As big corporations create new models of smartphones each year, many capable yet less desirable retired smartphones pile up. In this workshop we will work in small groups to think together on how to phonvert in various social contexts.

 

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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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Pieter van Boheemen (Open Wetlab Waag) will speak at TEDx Katowice in Poland on September 30th. The theme of his speech will be: 'Together Science, what's in it for me?'.

 

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Pieter van Boheemen will participate in a panel discussion called 'The changing face of expertise in 21st century: Perspectives on DIY' at the Science in Public (SIP) conference in Sheffield (UK).

 

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Algen zijn de organismen van de toekomst! Bruikbaar als pigment voor de nu nog ernstig vervuilende textielindustrie, als biobrandstof en ook nog eens een belangrijke voedingsbron! Het is tijd om het heft in eigen handen te nemen! Kom een algenreactor bouwen en draag je steentje bij aan een betere wereld.

 

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Waag’s Open Wetlab presents three Do It Together Biology workshop sessions at Border Sessions in The Hague on June 28th: ‘Our secret CRISPR Desires’, ‘Do It Yourself Human Enhancement Clinic’ and ‘Aliens in Green’ with outstanding artists, hackers and designers, thinkers and scientists.

 

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Persoonlijke medicatie, Personalised medicine. De positieve vooruitzichten van therapie op maat voeren de boventoon in berichtgeving over persoonlijke medicatie, maar hoe realistisch is dit eigenlijk? We gaan een open blik werpen op dit symbool voor medische vooruitgang.

 

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On May 11th, Pieter van Boheemen (Open Wetlab, Waag) will present his policy paper on the Do It Yourself Bio community in Europe.

 

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Tijdens deze editie van Het Praktikum ontrafelen we het fenomeen biologische oorlogsvoering: oorlog met gebruik van levensvormen, zoals planten, schimmels, virussen en bacteriën of giftige organische stoffen. Kunnen gemodificeerd insecten hele oogsten ruïneren of epidemieën laten uitbreken?

 

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The BioHack Academy is a 10-week course, two full days a week, in which you learn how to design, build and use your own lab. Subsequently, you will perform a personal project with your own-build 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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Het debat over Monsanto in een nieuw jasje. Tijdens deze twee avonden nemen we het debat over genetische modificatie onder de loep. Monsanto is de grootste producent van genetisch gemodificeerde zaden en wereldwijd marktleider die vaak slecht in het nieuws komt.

 

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Het debat over Monsanto in een nieuw jasje. Tijdens deze twee avonden nemen we het debat over genetische modificatie onder de loep en voeren we een experiment uit om te ontdekken of er genetisch gemodificeerde organisme in jouw eten zitten.

 

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Persoonlijke medicatie, Personalised medicine. De positieve vooruitzichten van therapie op maat voeren de boventoon in berichtgeving over persoonlijke medicatie, maar hoe realistisch is dit eigenlijk? We gaan een open blik werpen op dit symbool voor medische vooruitgang.

 

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Tijdens deze editie van Het Praktikum ontrafelen we het fenomeen biologische oorlogsvoering: oorlog met gebruik van levensvormen, zoals planten, schimmels, virussen en bacteriën of giftige organische stoffen.

 

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Het Praktikum is een reeks thema-avonden waarin we samen de laatste bio-taboes ontrafelen en onze eigen moraal verkennen. In deze workshop gaan we hands-on experimenteren en de CRISPR technologie bediscussiëren.

 

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Het Praktikum is een reeks thema-avonden waarin we samen de laatste bio-taboes ontrafelen en onze eigen moraal verkennen. In deze workshop gaan we hands-on experimenteren en de CRISPR technologie bediscussiëren.

 

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During our lives we age. But what exactly is this process of ‘getting older’? And why do some people age faster than others? During this workshop you will go into the lab and investigate the tardigrades. Subsequently, using bioinformatics we will have a look at the tardigrade DNA and compare it with human DNA and we will end the workshop by discussing what you think of ageing, longevity and what adaptations are legitimate to improve our lives.

 

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Xandra van der Eijk had twee maanden geleden nog nooit met een microscoop gewerkt en noemt zichzelf inmiddels al een ‘biologie pro’. In een korte periode heeft zij een indrukwekkend project ontwikkeld: Genesis, waarin ze micro-organismen en hun pigmentveranderingen onderzoekt. Het is nu zelfs onderdeel van de tentoonstelling Fluid Matter.

 

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Antibiotic drugs save lives, but it’s a finite resource. We all have to think twice before we tap into it.

 

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Pieter van Boheemen and intern Iris de Vries will give a DIY participative workshop 'Hack your food' at the FOOD 2030 Conference in Brussels on 12 October 2016.

 

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Every October, during Oslo Innovation Week, Oslotech AS and Inven2 AS organize the nonprofit Cutting Edge festival. This year, Waag's open Wetlab will be present at the festival with our projects Pet shop, DIY Antibiotics and Biotic Gaming. In a special room, Pieter van Boheemen and Xiamyra Daal will give DIY bio workshops.

 

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Al vier jaar komt de groeiende Dutch Do It Yourself Biology (DIY Bio) community samen in het Open Wetlab van Waag.

 

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Thousands of ants visited Waag on June 3rd, under the supervision of German artist, audiovisual naturalist and ant lover Kuai Shen.

 

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What use are hormones, to us, to others, to other species? What if you extract them yourself instead of leaving that to the pharmaceutical industry? What can you make? Cocktails, connections, corrections?

 

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Burgers spelen een belangrijke rol bij het aangaan van de uitdagingen voor een duurzame toekomst. In dit project ontdekte we samen de wetenschap.

 

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In the DIY Antibiotica workshop series we prototype and test alternative strategies to counter the antibiotics crisis. After the first workshop “HUNT”, in which we explored the realm of antibiotics as a whole and analyzed the bellic semantics used, it is now time to zoom in a particular field of antibiotic research and grow our own antibiotics.

 

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Telling the stories of modern day pioneers, Beyond the Lab: The DIY Science Revolution celebrates the everyday innovators around Europe who are taking science into their own hands, with astounding results.

 

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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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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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On December 15th, Waag's Open Wetlab evening will host master students from the VU University, who will organize three citizen dialogues about controversies related to the use of synthetic biology.

 

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Will the miniaturization of biotechnology and the merger with electronics bring biotech into our pockets, mobile phones or body? For two full days, a group of hackers will try to get a glimpse of this future by stretching the boundaries of the current state of art.

 

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9-10-2015

Pet shop

Met de Pet shop, voor het eerst geopend tijdens de DDW 2015 en de Museumnacht in Amsterdam, wil Waag biotechnologie de wereld in brengen.

 

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Waag's Open Wetlab will be present at the OuiShare Fest 2015 in Paris. Pieter van Boheemen will give a presentation on "Peer-to-peer education & citizen science track". OuiShare Fest is a three-day festival about the collaborative economy, taking place at the Cabaret Sauvage in Paris from May 20-22, 2015.

 

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A smooth flight from Amsterdam (during which clear skies enabled me to gaze at the frozen Canadian tundra for hours) took Chloé Rutzerveld and I to sunny Austin. We came to Austin to present our Open Wetlab and its activities at the SXSW Trade Show. An Open Wetlab at the Trade Show seemed like a strange combination (as we have no conventional trade), but this provided all the more conversation with the passing audience.

 

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Op dinsdag 16 december 2014 organiseren het Open Wetlab en het Athena Institute van de VU in Amsterdam een speciale open avond.

 

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Algae are remarkable creatures capable of converting the power of the sun into life. No wonder that they are quickly becoming one of the most favorite workhorses in biotech industry. However, in this DITBio workshop we will take a more personal approach. What use could algae factories have in your home? And how can we relate ourselves to these micro-plants?

 

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Pieter van Boheemen and María Boto Ordóñez of our open Wetlab will give a workshop 'How to make a biobook', on making bio paper and ink with bacteria at the Medialab Prado in Madrid, Spain. The workshop is aimed at children between 8 and 12 years old. The workshop was earlier succesfully held in Amsterdam during a Do It Together Bio session at the Waag.

 

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Dit is de tijd om aan de slag te gaan met biotechnologie. Met deze cursus wordt je een expert in digitale fabricage, toegepast op biotechnologie!

 

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Together we will mark the launch of the OpenBCI, the first fully Open Source Brain Computer Interface and award team Lucid Dreaming, last year’s winners of the first Hack the Brain edition. This Do-It-Together Bio workshop offers an open stage to all OpenBCI developers that would like to show-off their skills and hacks. The evening features an open stage where you get 10 minutes to demo your OpenBCI application.

 

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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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Het gecrowdfunde HIV-vaccin is al met succes op muizen getest en tests op mensen zullen snel plaatsvinden.

 

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An open conspiracy to promote the development of Bio Art and Design. Waag's Open Wetlab and Mediamatic are inviting experts for a round the table meeting about the future and collaborations within the bio-cultural field. This meeting is set up as an open discussion and exchange of thoughts. What are the upcoming plans and activities? How to create more awareness concerning bio-art, science and design in both government and industry?

 

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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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Biohacker Craig Rouskey develops cures for HIV and Gonorrhea that he wants to distribute for free. We experiment with immunity and discover if biology can become open source.

 

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16-08-2014

Vaghurt

Alice Vandeleur-Boorer and Tereza Valentova experimented in our Open Wetlab for three weeks. They were looking for a method to make cheese with their own 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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11-07-2014

Wat is DIY Bio?

Wat met Do-It-Yourself Bio (DIY Bio) wordt bedoeld is niet altijd duidelijk. Toen de COGEM (wetenschappelijk adviesorgaan dat de overheid adviseert betreffende de risico's van genetische modificatie voor mens en milieu) vroeg om een rapport over DIY Bio in Nederland te schrijven stonden wij dus voor de uitdaging om een definitie te bepalen.

 

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Ethereum is a next-generation crypto platform that allows you to create smart contracts and provide decentralized trust (auditing) for any kind of application that you can imagine. A group of developers, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts is learning about and developing for Ethereum and digital contracts in general.

 

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"The Romantic Disease" exhibition about the history of tuberculosis and our relationship with the disease opens in presence of the artist, Anna Dumitriu.

 

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Saturday 21 June, artist Anna Dumitriu will lead a hands-on workshop around the theme of her "Romantic Disease" exhibition: the world of tuberculosis. During this edition of Do It Together Bio we work with possibly pathogenic bacteria and discuss the advances in clinical microbiology.

 

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This evening of Do It Together Biology is all about using vegetables and organisms for health and food in the comfort of your own home. However, this will not be your average home gardening night. Green science and art take over. A Super Food Bioreactor, the power of Spirulina and air purifying plants take the scene.

 

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How do biological entities and digital algorithms relate to each other? How could the study of such interaction be visualised? And what would be the applications and the implications which could derive from such study? Which disciplines could be affected?

 

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Ervaar op 25 januari 2014 wat er gebeurt als levende organismen groeien op structuren gemaakt van organisch materiaal; intelligente slijmzwammen koloniseren digitaal geprinte ontwerpen.

 

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This year's digital art forum Re-New in Copenhagen featured several exciting works of video, sound and interaction art. Although biotechnology is not often regarded as a medium, a number of biotechnological performances and installations effectively bridged this gap.

 

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Op 12 november 2013 is Pieter van Boheemen van Waag's Open Wetlab één van de 12 sprekers op TEDx Youth Delft.

 

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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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Je eigen genen testen, gewassen veredelen, biokunst maken of energie opwekken met bacteriën - Waag heeft een laboratorium geopend voor creatieve experimenten en het grote publiek in Amsterdam.

 

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The challenge of the 6th Do It Together Bio meetup can be summarized in one simple question: Can molecular genetics and biology be done on a computer? Our way of finding out was be giving it a try. So on Friday May 24 dozens of gathered in the Theatrum Anatomicum, armed with laptops, ready to reprogram cells, assembly synthetic DNA, sketch metabolic pathways and simulate cellular behavior.

 

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Create your own bioart project growing yeast! During this 3-day edition of Do It Together Bio with Dr. Jennifer Willet you will learn how to cultivate samples of yeast from your local environment. The exhibition takes place at the official opening of our Open Wetblab. The workshop is hosted at Amstel Park and at the Open Wetlab at the Waag on 19, 20 and 21 June.

 

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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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Tijdens Do It Together Bio #5 vertellen Howard en Laura over hun project de Levende Spiegel en zal iedereen betrokken worden met hands-on experimenten. Ontdek de mogelijkheden van synthetische biokunst.

 

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In Do it Together Bio #4 op 3 april werkten we met Vibrio Ficheri, bacteriën die licht geven, maakten 3D-prints met levend materiaal en bouwden we een bioprinter.

 

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Neem deel aan de 4e editie van Do It Together Bio! We bekijken de mogelijkheden van de DIY BioPrinter en printen micro wandtapijten van levende en decoratieve patronen.

 

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What does your urine say about you? More than a workshop that tries to do what science does better, Do It Together Bio is a series of workshops that stand for experiencing by making.

 

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Werk met doe-het-zelf biologen en kunstenaars aan bottom-up innovatie: Do It Together Bio.

 

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Vrijdag 17 november zochten we eindelijk uit of de Open PCR die we eerder in elkaar hebben gezet ook werkelijke dienst zou doen. Er is weer een bijeenkomst van DIY biologen, kunstenaars en geïnteresseerden in het Waag gebouw waar zich ook het Fablab van Amsterdam bevindt.

 

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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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Op vrijdag 16 november bouwen we verder aan het bouwen Open Wetlab in de Waag. Hier werken we samen met doe-het-zelf biologen aan nieuwe machines, technieken en protocollen. Zodat iedereen met interesse in biologie en biowetenschap in ons lab aan de slag kan.

 

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Op vrijdag 25 mei 2012 vond de vierde DIY Bio in de Waag plaats. Na drie succesvolle en goed bezochte afleveringen die behoorlijk wat pers trokken, was dit er een aflevering waar behalve gepraat eindelijk ook gewerkt werd.

 

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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.