Posts by: lenaasai
Event: London iGEM teams Meet Up
On the 31st of July, Birbeck and UCL hosted an afternoon of talks and discussions with iGEM members from the Birbeck, UCL, London BIohackspace, Westminster and Kent teams. Followed by poster presentations, the goal of this event was to bring iGEMers together along with members of the academia to discuss collaborations and issues of relevance in the development of the projects. The bottom picture are pictures from London Biohackspace Team Woohoo! Well done everyone! (Photos: UCL iGEM team)
Visiting La Paillasse (Paris)
After the Day 1 at HTC 2015 – members from London Biohackspace stopped by at La Paillasse – a community lab located in the centre of Paris. They had a huge lounge, lab section, porch and even a textile workshop. It was very inspiring to have an opportunity to visit La Paillasse – Thank you! I just decided to dance @LaPaillasse – Really cool space! #inspiring #biohacking #Paris pic.twitter.com/lbt3UWjD8J — Lena Asai (@LenaAsai) June 25, 2015
Event: Shuffle Festival
Shuffle Festival was a week long festival held in Mile End. The week-long festivities involve film, science, storytelling, performance art, architectural installations, walks, food, comedy and music. Members from London Biohackspace had an opportunity to run a stall on July 26th at the Migration Pavilion. We run a “Beer Simulation Workshop” where we provided visitors with Vanilla, Lemon and Miraculin flavour.
HTC 2015 (Paris)
Two members from London Biohackspace, Lena and Victoria, had an opportunity to attend the Hello Tomorrow 2015 conference in Paris on 25th-26 June. They had an opportunity to meet innovators, start-ups, reserachers and fellow biohackers from La Pallas and Hackarium. Fun conference & Good times! Epibone is Epic… Growing human bone from your cells. Super cool! @ninatandon @GrowYourOwnBone pic.twitter.com/1Q8Rw5K7Md — Lena Asai (@LenaAsai) June 26, 2015 Sending Biohackers to Mars? I bet we can be useful – #SynBio on Mars! What do you think @NASA? @EdwardPerello #HTC2015 — Lena Asai (@LenaAsai) June 25, 2015 "Gecko can produce 40X more force than their weight" I'd be invincible with so much power #GeckSkin #HTC2015 #Felsuma pic.twitter.com/qzcJ3sCaZO — Lena Asai (@LenaAsai) June 25, 2015 Oui oui… Insect Protein Bar #40%Beatle #FutureOfFood pic.twitter.com/SzyWrgmnf6 — Lena Asai (@LenaAsai) June 26, 2015
We had an opportunity to visit Hackarium, located in Lausanne, Switzerland back in June. Hackarium was founded in 2014 – a fairly new community lab. We had the opportunity to interact with the biohackers at Hackarium and we potentially working together on the beer project. Their “Beer Decoded: the 1000 Beer Genome Project” recently got funded on Kickstarter (http://tinyurl.com/p9sqdsx). Good luck on the project and looking forward to future collaborations!
Event: SynBioBeta London 2015
Members from London Biohackspace had an opportunity to attend SynBioBeta London on April 22nd – 23rd, 2015. Over the two days we had an opportunity to meet biohackers, researchers and designers. A lot of interesting dialogue going on! On the first day of the conference, we invited few of the attendees back to the hackspace (Tomas from La Pallas, Justin Parala from Synbiota and Cathal Garvey from IndieBio). Thank you SynBioBeta!