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DIYbio night at blinkBL_NK #9

In DIYbio on December 14, 2010 at 11:14 am

The theme of Novembers’ blinkBL_NK was BIOart and DIYbio


Photos from the event

Facebook for Your Genes and other Biosocial Interfaces
by Denisa Kera

Bio-Gifts: How Will We Accept and Respond to the Materials of Synthetic Biology?
by Tim Merritt

The Bio.Display Project
by Ákos Maróy




DIYbio presentation at the Science Museum

In DIYbio on December 13, 2010 at 11:07 am

November 16, 2010 a presentation at the Singapore Science Museum

DIY subcultures, novel forms of investment in innovation and research and even artistic creativity are converging and creating an informal “pop biotech” network between ASIA, USA and EU that is very different from the official flows of knowledge and expertise in the biotech industry. The global and emerging DIYbio movement is using open source laser cutters and other open hardware platforms for community labs, shares synthetic biology recipes, discusses DNA data and quantified selves and initiates self-organized clinical trials 2.0 and home molecular gastronomy experiments. Communities of people monitoring, sharing and making sense of various science protocols in their everyday life are exploring new and unexpected global networks around low-tech biotechnologies and biomedicine. What is the state of the art in citizen science projects, consumer genomics services and various DIYbio initiatives? What opportunities and challenges these services pose to the official biotech industry? How do they operate on the global level and what type of exchanges are we witnessing between continents and cultures? Does challenging research happen only in the professional labs or are we starting to witness an emergence of new models of community-based research that will involve the public? What perspectives do they offer to the developing world? A demonstration by Mr Wong Meng Weng ( on DIY molecular gastronomy on sous vide & sweeteners is included in this café’s programme.

DIYbio residency programme

In DIYbio on December 1, 2010 at 11:02 am

We have a new DIYbio space with a real garden and some local animals – bats, geckos, mice, weird birds etc.  were we can organize meetings and also host guests. In October 2010 we offered a one month residency to Akos Maroy who needed a place for his secret experiments.  He was also meeting local enthusiasts and giving talks on his DIYbio experiments with synthetic organisms and biodisplays.