The hackerspace phenomenon is well established, but biohackerspaces are just getting off the ground. From sequencing to synthesis, the tools of modern molecular biology are close at hand. In this talk I intend to share some of the work I’ve been involved in at BioCurious in the SF bay area, and how I intend to bring that home to Victoria. Identify plants and bacteria, sample your genome, create glowing bacteria (or anything else, really!)
Derek Jacoby is a PhD student at UVic, founding member of makerspace.ca, fellow at BioCurious, biotech faculty at Singularity University. Scientist, maker, developer, designer, prognosticator, tag-cloud bio author.