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2015 London iGEM bootcamp

The UCL iGEM boot camp is a week long event designed to provide iGEM participants with a crash course in the skills necessary to compete in the iGEM competition. This years boot camp was attended by team members from University College London’s own 2015 undergraduate team along with team...

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Hackarium

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...

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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...

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Yeastograms and Spreading the Word of Biohacking

A quick write up of stuff from a couple of weeks ago – better late than never…. One of the things I’ve been trying to achieve as a member of London Biohackspace for the past 6 months is getting academics to notice the DIYBio community. It was therefore a...

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bioconversion of food waste to protein: entocycle

This project was partially developed at the London Hackspace.. ENTOCYCLE: Natural High-Grade Insect Protein. Entocycle are recreating nature’s natural process and feeding waste food to insects in a bio-refinery in London. Harnessing 150 million years of ‘research and development’, waste human food rescued from landfill will be converted and...

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London Biohackspace does iGEM 2015!

Following on from last year’s successful London Biohackspace iGEM entry, London Biohackspace will once again be flying the flag for European DIYBio at the iGEM competition! We will be holding an iGEM team meeting and brainstorming session at 2pm on Sunday 8th March at the London Hackspace. And we...

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Project: Pyrocystis Lunula

We received some Pyrocystis Lunula but they didn’t seem to be thriving in our Dino bioreactor, but I recently had a look and they seem to have recovered. I’ve recultured them a couple of times now, and so hopefully we should be able to keep these ones alive for...

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Elephant and Castle Mini Maker Faire

On Saturday 15th we showed our JuicyPrint project at the Elephant and Castle Mini Maker Faire 2014, hosted by London College of Communication, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness,

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YSB 2.0 Conference

Synbiosoc hosted the YSB 2.0 conference held over two days (September 1st – 2nd 2014) at The Wellcome Trust and UCL. At YSB, young synthetic biologists from the UK came together to share their 2014 iGEM projects and initiate collaborations. The London Biohackers iGEM team joined a number of...

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Itty Bitty Creatures

Jaden brought along a mixed culture of fresh water algae, and we took some shots under the microscope. f

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