Here’s a belated notice for those able to make last-minute flightplans. This weekend, the Manchester Madlab are hosting a DIYbio Summit, and the lineup looks great. You can book places for the DIYbio Summit on Eventbrite; please come if you’re able, there’s already a great crowd due to attend. As for Indie Biotech, yours truly will be giving a 30 minute keynote on the first day. I’ll also be helping to facilitate several workshops over the weekend, with plans ranging from in-silico gene design (or, “How do I go from Concept to Ordered DNA?”), a rundown on Irish GMO Licensing Law (which is rather similar to the UK system), and assisting Brian Degger of Transitlab.org in giving a Webcam-Microscope hacking workshop.
I’m a serial blog-abandoner, but I’m generally good for eventually returning to them and reviving them again for a while. Consider this an update since the last post, in which time much has happened and more is expected soon. Workshops The science gallery workshops went great, as far as I’m concerned. The (regrettably few) participants were great fun to work with, and I learned a lot about the unique requirements of a mobile or temporary lab.
Update: I deleted my Google account so the video is broken. If I find it later I’ll re-up. :) Here’s some stuff I’m doing at the moment that you might find interesting. If you’re going to say “Hey, aren’t you supposed to be biohacking and genetic engineering and such?”, I’m awaiting a verdict from the Irish EPA regarding a site license. I’ll detail my experiences with the Irish GMO regulation system when I’ve come out the other end, one way or another.