Event: Shuffle Festival
On 26 Jul, 2015 By Lena Asai
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”...
Biohackers on the Mendel’s Finches podcast
On 3 Jul, 2015 By Tom Hodder
Bethan, Edo and Ilya were on the Mendel’s Finches podcast. It’s up on soundcloud here. Episode blurb: In this special episode, Bethan and Yan Kay give us an inside-look at the world of synthetic biology. Here, they interview a selection of researchers competing in iGEM, a worldwide synthetic biology competition....
HTC 2015 (Paris)
On 27 Jun, 2015 By Lena Asai
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…...
2015 London iGEM bootcamp
On 19 Jun, 2015 By Tom Hodder
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...
On 12 Jun, 2015 By Lena Asai
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...
Event: SynBioBeta London 2015
On 23 Apr, 2015 By Lena Asai
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...
Yeastograms and Spreading the Word of Biohacking
On 26 Mar, 2015 By Ilya Levantis
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...
bioconversion of food waste to protein: entocycle
On 16 Mar, 2015 By Tom Hodder
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...
London Biohackspace does iGEM 2015!
On 23 Feb, 2015 By Ilya Levantis
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...
Project: Pyrocystis Lunula
On 21 Feb, 2015 By Tom Hodder
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...