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September 22, 2017 - september 24, 2017

community biotechnology initiative @ mit media lab

To Bio-hackers and bio-enthusiasts around the world,

 

The Community Biotechnology Initiative at the MIT Media Lab is organizing a Global Summit on Community Biotechnology this fall from Friday September 22 to Sunday September 24. Our goal is to provide a space for the global community of bio-hackers and members of independent and community laboratories to convene, plan, build fellowship, and continue the evolution of our movement. Our programming topics will include: diversity and inclusion, sharing and learning, bio security, enabling technologies, bio art and design, and more. 

We are asking all interested participants to apply! While all are welcome, space is limited, so we are prioritizing active practitioners in the community with an emphasis on diversity across geographic, cultural, ethnic, gender, and creative backgrounds. We will add accepted participants to the Directory on a rolling basis with the goal of accepting everyone interested in joining. 

We are also organizing additional programming for those traveling from far on Thursday September 21 and Monday September 25.

We can't wait to see you in September!!!

 
 
 
 
 

participant directory

Joi Ito   Director, MIT Media Lab

Joi Ito

Director, MIT Media Lab

George Church   Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

George Church

Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

David Sun Kong   Community Bio Initiative, MIT Media Lab || EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA)

David Sun Kong

Community Bio Initiative, MIT Media Lab || EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA)

Mary Maggic   Community Bio Initiative, MIT Media Lab || Hackteria

Mary Maggic

Community Bio Initiative, MIT Media Lab || Hackteria

Maria Chavez   BioCurious (Santa Clara CA)

Maria Chavez

BioCurious (Santa Clara CA)

Dan Grushkin   Genspace (Brooklyn NY)

Dan Grushkin

Genspace (Brooklyn NY)

Karen Ingram   Synthetic Biology LEAP, BioBuilder

Karen Ingram

Synthetic Biology LEAP, BioBuilder

Angela Kaczmarczyk   BosLab (Somerville MA)

Angela Kaczmarczyk

BosLab (Somerville MA)

Thomas Landrain   Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) || La Paillasse (Paris France)          

Thomas Landrain

Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) || La Paillasse (Paris France)          

Stefania Druga   Personal Robotics Research Group, MIT Media Lab || Hackidemia

Stefania Druga

Personal Robotics Research Group, MIT Media Lab || Hackidemia

Kevin Chen   Hyasynth Bio || Bricobio (Montreal Canada)   

Kevin Chen

Hyasynth Bio || Bricobio (Montreal Canada)

 

Patrik D'haeseleer   Counter Culture Labs (Oakland CA) || BioCurious (Sunnyvale CA)

Patrik D'haeseleer

Counter Culture Labs (Oakland CA) || BioCurious (Sunnyvale CA)

Nicole Bakker   Community Bio Initiative, MIT Media Lab || EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA)

Nicole Bakker

Community Bio Initiative, MIT Media Lab || EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA)

Marie-Therese Png   Community Bio Initiative, MIT Media Lab || EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA)

Marie-Therese Png

Community Bio Initiative, MIT Media Lab || EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA)

Daniel Federico Hernandez-Gardiol   Hackuarium (Lausanne Switzerland)

Daniel Federico Hernandez-Gardiol

Hackuarium (Lausanne Switzerland)

Nina Wang   Community Bio Initiative, MIT Media Lab || Metafluidics

Nina Wang

Community Bio Initiative, MIT Media Lab || Metafluidics

Todd Kuiken   Genetic Engineering and Society Center, NC State University

Todd Kuiken

Genetic Engineering and Society Center, NC State University

Orlando de Lange   University of Washington || SoundBio Lab (Seattle WA)

Orlando de Lange

University of Washington || SoundBio Lab (Seattle WA)

Zach Mueller   SoundBio Lab (Seattle WA)

Zach Mueller

SoundBio Lab (Seattle WA)

Avery Normandin   Sculpting Evolution, MIT Media Lab

Avery Normandin

Sculpting Evolution, MIT Media Lab

Matthew McAteer    

Matthew McAteer

 

Keerthi Shetty   EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA) || American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Keerthi Shetty

EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA) || American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Thrasyvoulos Karydis   EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA) || MIT Media Lab

Thrasyvoulos Karydis

EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA) || MIT Media Lab

Ani Liu   EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA)

Ani Liu

EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA)

Orkan Telhan   Design.Bio || University of Pennsylvania

Orkan Telhan

Design.Bio || University of Pennsylvania

Eric Harness   BioCurious (Santa Clara CA)

Eric Harness

BioCurious (Santa Clara CA)

Xavier Palmer   Biologik (Norfolk VA)

Xavier Palmer

Biologik (Norfolk VA)

Günter Seyfried   pavillon 35 (Vienna Austria)

Günter Seyfried

pavillon 35 (Vienna Austria)

Kenza Samlali   Bricobio (Montréal Canada)

Kenza Samlali

Bricobio (Montréal Canada)

Jason Bobe   DIYbio.org

Jason Bobe

DIYbio.org

Rüdiger Trojok   UnternehmerTUM kitchen lab (Munich Germany)

Rüdiger Trojok

UnternehmerTUM kitchen lab (Munich Germany)

Josiah Zayner   BioCurious (Santa Clara CA) || The ODIN || CCL

Josiah Zayner

BioCurious (Santa Clara CA) || The ODIN || CCL

Eleonore Pauwels   Wilson Center

Eleonore Pauwels

Wilson Center

Sarah Ware   Science Closet || Benedictine University || College of DuPage

Sarah Ware

Science Closet || Benedictine University || College of DuPage

Noah Jakimo   Molecular Machines (Media Lab) || Center for Bits and Atoms

Noah Jakimo

Molecular Machines (Media Lab) || Center for Bits and Atoms

Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou   APSOHA (Association for the Promotion of Open Science in Haïti & Africa) || ISTM (Higher Institute of Medical Technology)

Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou

APSOHA (Association for the Promotion of Open Science in Haïti & Africa) || ISTM (Higher Institute of Medical Technology)

Elliot Roth   Indie Lab (Richmond VA)

Elliot Roth

Indie Lab (Richmond VA)

Pierre Padilla   Biomakers Lab (Lima Peru)

Pierre Padilla

Biomakers Lab (Lima Peru)

Janine Medina   DEF CON BioHacking Village Project Manager || NYAS STEM Fellow

Janine Medina

DEF CON BioHacking Village Project Manager || NYAS STEM Fellow

Jake Wintermute   CRI Paris

Jake Wintermute

CRI Paris

Maria Li Lok Yee   DIYBIO Hong Kong

Maria Li Lok Yee

DIYBIO Hong Kong

Soroush Vosoughi   Social Machines, MIT Media Lab || Harvard Berkman

Soroush Vosoughi

Social Machines, MIT Media Lab || Harvard Berkman

Benito (Beno) Juarez   Fab Lab Lima (Lima Peru) || The Latin America Fab Lab Network

Benito (Beno) Juarez

Fab Lab Lima (Lima Peru) || The Latin America Fab Lab Network

Scott Pownall   Open Science Network || bioAcademy (Vancouver Canada)

Scott Pownall

Open Science Network || bioAcademy (Vancouver Canada)

Helene Steiner   Royal College of Art (London UK)

Helene Steiner

Royal College of Art (London UK)

Dan Wright   Thel4b (Los Angeles CA)

Dan Wright

Thel4b (Los Angeles CA)

Ana Sofía Arreola   Gene Garage (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and Mexico City)

Ana Sofía Arreola

Gene Garage (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and Mexico City)

Francisco Flores   IDgen (Quito Ecuador) || Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas

Francisco Flores

IDgen (Quito Ecuador) || Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas

Alaina Hardie   DIYbio Toronto

Alaina Hardie

DIYbio Toronto

Niek D'Hondt   ReaGent (Flanders Belgium)

Niek D'Hondt

ReaGent (Flanders Belgium)

Natalie Kuldell   BioBuilder (Cambridge MA) 

Natalie Kuldell

BioBuilder (Cambridge MA) 

Adeline Seah   Open Bio Singapore

Adeline Seah

Open Bio Singapore

Timothy Wakiyama   MN diyBio || University of Minnesota Microbial Engineering Program

Timothy Wakiyama

MN diyBio || University of Minnesota Microbial Engineering Program

Ewen Chardronnet   Medialab Makery (Paris France)

Ewen Chardronnet

Medialab Makery (Paris France)

Winnie Poncelet   ReaGent (Flanders Belgium) || Ekoli

Winnie Poncelet

ReaGent (Flanders Belgium) || Ekoli

Li Yu   La Paillasse (Paris France)

Li Yu

La Paillasse (Paris France)

Martin Malthe Borch   BioFabLab RUC (Roskilde University) || Beatt consultancy and studiolab

Martin Malthe Borch

BioFabLab RUC (Roskilde University) || Beatt consultancy and studiolab

Heather Underwood   Denver Biolabs

Heather Underwood

Denver Biolabs

Abdul Hadi Abro   Abrobios (Hyderabad Pakistan)

Abdul Hadi Abro

Abrobios (Hyderabad Pakistan)

Marc Juul   BioBricks Foundation

Marc Juul

BioBricks Foundation

Will Shindel   Genspace (Brooklyn NY)

Will Shindel

Genspace (Brooklyn NY)

Melodie Knowlton   Vertex Learning Lab

Melodie Knowlton

Vertex Learning Lab

Ricardo Camilo Chavez Martínez   Project Scintia (Monterrey Mexico)

Ricardo Camilo Chavez Martínez

Project Scintia (Monterrey Mexico)

Derek Jacoby   Victoria Makerspace

Derek Jacoby

Victoria Makerspace

Alison Stringer   FabLab Wgtn (Wellington, New Zealand), Genomics for Aotearoa New Zealand, Space and Science Festival NZ

Alison Stringer

FabLab Wgtn (Wellington, New Zealand), Genomics for Aotearoa New Zealand, Space and Science Festival NZ

Stefanie Wuschitz   Mz* Baltazar's Lab

Stefanie Wuschitz

Mz* Baltazar's Lab

Udayan Umapathi   Tangible Media (Media Lab) || Community Biotechnology Initiative, MIT Media Lab.

Udayan Umapathi

Tangible Media (Media Lab) || Community Biotechnology Initiative, MIT Media Lab.

Travis Rich   MIT Media Lab

Travis Rich

MIT Media Lab

Pat Pataranutaporn    Freaklab (Thailand)

Pat Pataranutaporn 

Freaklab (Thailand)

Connie Chow   The Exploratory (Ghana)

Connie Chow

The Exploratory (Ghana)

Doris Roth   [kat]alab (Vienna Austria)

Doris Roth

[kat]alab (Vienna Austria)

Daniel Roher   Loud Roar Productions

Daniel Roher

Loud Roar Productions

Alison Irvine   Genspace (Brooklyn NY)

Alison Irvine

Genspace (Brooklyn NY)

Justice Toshiba Walker   Biomakerlab (Philadelphia PA) || University of Pennsylvania

Justice Toshiba Walker

Biomakerlab (Philadelphia PA) || University of Pennsylvania

Yasmin Kafai   University of Pennsylvania

Yasmin Kafai

University of Pennsylvania

Sarah Farooq Khan   Institute of Integrative Biosciences, CECOS University (Peshawar Pakistan)

Sarah Farooq Khan

Institute of Integrative Biosciences, CECOS University (Peshawar Pakistan)

Thomas Meany   Cell-Free Technology (Cork Ireland)

Thomas Meany

Cell-Free Technology (Cork Ireland)

Tom Burkett   BUGSS (Baltimore MD)

Tom Burkett

BUGSS (Baltimore MD)

Alexandria Guo   EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA) || Community Bio Initiative, MIT Media Lab

Alexandria Guo

EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA) || Community Bio Initiative, MIT Media Lab

Ellen Jorgensen   Biotech Without Borders (Brooklyn NY)

Ellen Jorgensen

Biotech Without Borders (Brooklyn NY)

Nieves Cubo   Openbioprinting (Madrid Spain)

Nieves Cubo

Openbioprinting (Madrid Spain)

Nay Win Kyaw   Wildlife Conservation Society (Myanmar)

Nay Win Kyaw

Wildlife Conservation Society (Myanmar)

Rachel Smith   EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA) || Mediated Matter (Media Lab)

Rachel Smith

EMW Street Bio (Cambridge MA) || Mediated Matter (Media Lab)

Elizabeth Tuck   Capital Area BioSpace (Washington DC)

Elizabeth Tuck

Capital Area BioSpace (Washington DC)

Arunav Konwar   BITS-Pilani (India) 

Arunav Konwar

BITS-Pilani (India) 

Rowan Jacobsen   Author ||  Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT

Rowan Jacobsen

Author ||  Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT

    Kira deCoudres    psyFert

 

Kira deCoudres

 psyFert

    Adam Zaretsky   NADLinc

 

Adam Zaretsky

NADLinc

 Sihinta Shembil   BRAC University, Bangladesh.

 Sihinta Shembil

BRAC University, Bangladesh.

Salman Khan Promon   The Tech Academy (Bangladesh)

Salman Khan Promon

The Tech Academy (Bangladesh)

Haoshin Chang   Bioart (Taiwan)

Haoshin Chang

Bioart (Taiwan)

Ali Schachtschneider   Genspace (New York)

Ali Schachtschneider

Genspace (New York)

Ananda Gabo   Toronto Youth Food Policy Council || iGEM Toronto

Ananda Gabo

Toronto Youth Food Policy Council || iGEM Toronto

Hossain Mohammad Masum   BioBangla (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Hossain Mohammad Masum

BioBangla (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Federico Muffatto   Entropy || Digi.bio || Biophil.es (Amsterdam)

Federico Muffatto

Entropy || Digi.bio || Biophil.es (Amsterdam)

    Carl Farah   Biotown (Ottawa)

 

Carl Farah

Biotown (Ottawa)

Harry Akligoh   UHAS Research Collaborative Lab (Ghana)

Harry Akligoh

UHAS Research Collaborative Lab (Ghana)

Linda Guamán B.   Technical University of Ambato (Ecuador)

Linda Guamán B.

Technical University of Ambato (Ecuador)

Uriel Eleazar Barboza Pérez    Youth Biotech International & Biosfera Hackspace(México)

Uriel Eleazar Barboza Pérez

Youth Biotech International & Biosfera Hackspace(México)

Georg Tremmel   Bioclub Tokyo

Georg Tremmel

Bioclub Tokyo

Carlos A. Barba   FCS, Molecular Biology Lab, Technical University of Ambato‌ (Ecuador)

Carlos A. Barba

FCS, Molecular Biology Lab, Technical University of Ambato‌ (Ecuador)

Jaylin Chen   SoundBio (Seattle WA)

Jaylin Chen

SoundBio (Seattle WA)

Hiroo Komine   Bioclub Tokyo

Hiroo Komine

Bioclub Tokyo

Mixæl Laufer   Four Thieves Vinegar Collective

Mixæl Laufer

Four Thieves Vinegar Collective

Vincent Mortier   Ekoli || ReaGent

Vincent Mortier

Ekoli || ReaGent

Andreas Stuermer   Independent biohacker

Andreas Stuermer

Independent biohacker

Katriona Guthrie-Honea   Synthetic Neurobiology Group, MIT Media Lab

Katriona Guthrie-Honea

Synthetic Neurobiology Group, MIT Media Lab

Jenny Molloy   Cambridge Biomakespace (Cambridge UK) || University of Cambridge

Jenny Molloy

Cambridge Biomakespace (Cambridge UK) || University of Cambridge

Kate Denton   Vertex Learning Lab

Kate Denton

Vertex Learning Lab

Laura Armero Hernández   Openlab Madrid (Madrid Spain)

Laura Armero Hernández

Openlab Madrid (Madrid Spain)

Immanuel Sanka   IGEM Uppsala (Uppsala Sweden)

Immanuel Sanka

IGEM Uppsala (Uppsala Sweden)

Sebastián Gómez   Synthetic Biology Group, Armed Forces University

Sebastián Gómez

Synthetic Biology Group, Armed Forces University

Daniel Dominguez-Gomez   Ingenex (Mexico)

Daniel Dominguez-Gomez

Ingenex (Mexico)

Stefani Bardin   GenSpace (New York NY)

Stefani Bardin

GenSpace (New York NY)

Ryan Hoover   BUGSS (Baltimore MD)

Ryan Hoover

BUGSS (Baltimore MD)

Bhavna Pandya   BioRiiDL (Bio Research Innovation Incubation Design Lab) (Mumbai India)

Bhavna Pandya

BioRiiDL (Bio Research Innovation Incubation Design Lab) (Mumbai India)

Núria Conde   DIY Bio Barcelona

Núria Conde

DIY Bio Barcelona

Juan Maestre   University of Texas at Austin

Juan Maestre

University of Texas at Austin

Laura Olalde   GOSH Community || University of Buenos Aires

Laura Olalde

GOSH Community || University of Buenos Aires

Isaac Bean   Denver Biolabs

Isaac Bean

Denver Biolabs

Carolyn Angleton   SacBioarts (Sacramento CA)

Carolyn Angleton

SacBioarts (Sacramento CA)

Rayyan Tariq Khan   BYOlogi Systematics (Lahore Pakistan)

Rayyan Tariq Khan

BYOlogi Systematics (Lahore Pakistan)

Fernan Federici   PUC, Chile || OpenPlant, University of Cambridge || GOSH community

Fernan Federici

PUC, Chile || OpenPlant, University of Cambridge || GOSH community

Cory Tobin   TheLab (Los Angeles CA)

Cory Tobin

TheLab (Los Angeles CA)

Stephen Harris   BioBelize (The Biodiversity Center of Belize)

Stephen Harris

BioBelize (The Biodiversity Center of Belize)

Ryan Fobel   Sci-Bots Inc. || University of Toronto

Ryan Fobel

Sci-Bots Inc. || University of Toronto

Roya Amini-Naieni   Harvey Mudd College

Roya Amini-Naieni

Harvey Mudd College

Minerva Castellanos   Collaboration with Mexican Biohacker communities

Minerva Castellanos

Collaboration with Mexican Biohacker communities

Celine Tchao   La Paillasse Manila || Open Science School

Celine Tchao

La Paillasse Manila || Open Science School

Kristin Ho   Mount Holyoke College student

Kristin Ho

Mount Holyoke College student

Kipp Bradford   MIT Media Lab

Kipp Bradford

MIT Media Lab

    Edward Perello   Exponential Institute (London)

 

Edward Perello

Exponential Institute (London)

Emanuel Flores   Fab Lab Yucatan

Emanuel Flores

Fab Lab Yucatan

Mani Sai Suryateja Jammalamadaka   MIT Media Lab || CRI-Paris

Mani Sai Suryateja Jammalamadaka

MIT Media Lab || CRI-Paris

Francisco Mosquera   PlanSeta (Quito, Ecuador) || Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas.

Francisco Mosquera

PlanSeta (Quito, Ecuador) || Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas.

Rhys Mason   Biotown

Rhys Mason

Biotown

Katsuaki Usami   Digital Garage Lab

Katsuaki Usami

Digital Garage Lab

Jan-Maarten Luursema   de Waag (Amsterdam)

Jan-Maarten Luursema

de Waag (Amsterdam)

Vipal Jain   Biotown

Vipal Jain

Biotown

Alexis Hope   MIT Media Lab || MIT Center for Civic Media || Massachusetts College of Art

Alexis Hope

MIT Media Lab || MIT Center for Civic Media || Massachusetts College of Art

Amrit Puri   Karkhana (Kathmandu Nepal)

Amrit Puri

Karkhana (Kathmandu Nepal)

Erik Zepka   Open Science Network

Erik Zepka

Open Science Network

Francisco Quero   OpenLab Madrid

Francisco Quero

OpenLab Madrid

Lena Asai   Open Science School for the Co-Lab Workshop

Lena Asai

Open Science School for the Co-Lab Workshop

Linda Kahl   BioBricks Foundation

Linda Kahl

BioBricks Foundation

Teruya Enomoto   Digital Garage Lab

Teruya Enomoto

Digital Garage Lab

Megan Palmer   Stanford University, iGEM, Synthetic Biology LEAP

Megan Palmer

Stanford University, iGEM, Synthetic Biology LEAP

Romie Littrell   Guerilla Science (San Jose CA)

Romie Littrell

Guerilla Science (San Jose CA)

Bart Scholten   EMW Street Bio

Bart Scholten

EMW Street Bio

Douglas McMillin   Axios Biosciences

Douglas McMillin

Axios Biosciences

Aleksandra Gosiewski   AlgiKnit

Aleksandra Gosiewski

AlgiKnit

Shannon Johnson   EMW Street Bio || MIT Media Lab

Shannon Johnson

EMW Street Bio || MIT Media Lab

Aaron Nesser   AlgiKnit

Aaron Nesser

AlgiKnit

Kim de Mora   iGEM Foundation

Kim de Mora

iGEM Foundation

Justin Pahara   Amino Labs (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)

Justin Pahara

Amino Labs (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)

Palvi Raikar    

Palvi Raikar

 

Gigi Gronvall   Johns Hopkins University

Gigi Gronvall

Johns Hopkins University

Tessa Callaghan   AlgiKnit

Tessa Callaghan

AlgiKnit

Dana Abrassart   New York University

Dana Abrassart

New York University

Alazar Ayele   Biogen Community Lab

Alazar Ayele

Biogen Community Lab

Romain di Vozzo   Fablab Digiscope / Université Paris-Saclay (Gif-sur-yvette, Ile de France, France)

Romain di Vozzo

Fablab Digiscope / Université Paris-Saclay (Gif-sur-yvette, Ile de France, France)

Veena Vijayakumar   Genspace (Brooklyn, NY)

Veena Vijayakumar

Genspace (Brooklyn, NY)

Anna Sagatov   Genspace (Brooklyn, NY)

Anna Sagatov

Genspace (Brooklyn, NY)

Filippos Tourlomousis   Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT

Filippos Tourlomousis

Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT

Prisca Vilsbol   Biologigaragen (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Prisca Vilsbol

Biologigaragen (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Steven Wasserman   MIT Biological Engineering

Steven Wasserman

MIT Biological Engineering

Timothy Stiles   BosLab

Timothy Stiles

BosLab

Kellen Andrilenas   BosLab || Boston University

Kellen Andrilenas

BosLab || Boston University

Yu Shrike Zhang   Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Yu Shrike Zhang

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Debra Jackson    

Debra Jackson

 

Habib Haddad   E14 Fund, MIT Media Lab

Habib Haddad

E14 Fund, MIT Media Lab

Daniel Oran   Synthetic Neurobiology, MIT Media Lab

Daniel Oran

Synthetic Neurobiology, MIT Media Lab

Caroline Jones   Professor, History Theory Criticism MIT

Caroline Jones

Professor, History Theory Criticism MIT

Jeff Rousset   Harvard Kennedy School

Jeff Rousset

Harvard Kennedy School

Sabrina Marecos   EMW Street Bio || FACEN

Sabrina Marecos

EMW Street Bio || FACEN

Lizza Roman   EMW Street Bio || FACEN

Lizza Roman

EMW Street Bio || FACEN

Bridgit Mendler   MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow

Bridgit Mendler

MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow

Gokhan Sozmen   Curious Cats

Gokhan Sozmen

Curious Cats

Sam Weiss Evans   Tufts University || Harvard Kennedy School

Sam Weiss Evans

Tufts University || Harvard Kennedy School

Jean-Michel Molenaar   Bio Academy || Tufts University

Jean-Michel Molenaar

Bio Academy || Tufts University

The Directory is being continually updated, more profiles will be added shortly!

program

Our programming will include topics such as: diversity & inclusion; enabling technologies; bio security; learning & sharing; global collaborations; and more! We will finalize our topics based upon your input.

Choose your own adventure! We are organizing tours to local Cambridge and Boston area community bio and maker spaces, like BosLab, EMW Street Bio, and more.


9am-9pm. First day of our formal program at the MIT Media Lab. All participant laboratories and organizations will present in the opening session. Joi Ito will introduce and welcome us! We will conclude with an evening visit to Ginkgo Bioworks.

Photos courtesy of Scott Pownall

Ginkgo Bioworks Tour

Ginkgo Bioworks Tour

Are we a movement: Joi Ito

Are we a movement: Joi Ito

Opening Ceremony: David Kong

Opening Ceremony: David Kong

General Biosafety

General Biosafety

Hello World Part 1

Hello World Part 1

Live Webcast Links:

Segment 1

Segment 2

Segment 3


9am-late. Second day of programming with George Church introducing the morning session, concluding with 99Biohackers, a joint celebration and party with Bio Summit participants and the MIT Media Lab community.

Photos courtesy of Scott Pownall

99Biohackers

99Biohackers

Hello World 2

Hello World 2


12-6pm. Final day of our program.

Photos courtesy of Havannah Tran & Scott Pownall

Unconference Sessions + Family Photo

Unconference Sessions + Family Photo

Live Webcast Links:

Segment 1

Segment 2

George Church Fireside Chat

George Church Fireside Chat


We have an optional post-event gathering on Monday, September 25, for informal meetings and opportunities to connect with the Media Lab community.

optional post-event gathering

hands-on workshops and demos

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biobuilder

Natalie Kuldell

arduino

Isaac Bean

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cheese making

Patrik D'haeseleer

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hydrogels

Jaden Hastings & Nieves Cubo

robot biohacker

Stefania Druga

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biosafety

Todd Kuiken

DIY crispr

Ellen Jorgensen

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bi.xels

Helene Steiner

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microfluidics

Immanuel Sanka

transformation

Will Shindel

plant tissue lab

Sebastian Cocioba

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DIY refrigerator

Kipp Bradford

ayurvedic chem

Hiroo Komine

Bento Lab

Bethan Wolfenden

$10 microscope

Yu Shrike Zhang

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plasmids

Scott Pownall

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cell free biology

Jenny Molloy

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bionet

Marc Juul

growing fungus

Alison Stringer

programmable droplets

Udayan Umapathi

amino bio

Julie Legault & Justin Pahara

Opentrons

Will Canine

suggested contribution

100% of all contributions will go towards subsidizing travel for participants. The contribution is optional and you can opt out via your application.

 

 

Biohacker

Industry, Government, & Academia

early bird

July 1 - July 31

$0

$200

regular

August 1 - August 15

$0

$350

sponsors & donors

VIBRIO

SUSTAINING LIFE SPONSORSHIP

 

SPIRILLI

INNOVATION SPONSORSHIP


bacilli

DIVERSITY SPONSORSHIP


cocci

BIOHACKER SUPPORT

 
 

REID HOFFMAN


HOST

 

location

The Bio Summit will take place at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA, USA.

We are also organizing a functional wet lab for bio-hacking! More details soon!

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accommodations

There will be three primary options: (1) discounted hotel; (2) shared Airbnb with other participants; (3) free housing via local hosts. Accommodations organized for the summit will be available only for the duration of the conference,

checking in Thursday, September 21 checking out Sunday, September 24.

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hotel (discounted)

For a discounted price between $200 and $250 per night, participants have the option to stay at the Kendall Square Marriott for the duration of the conference. The location of the hotel is a short 5-10 minute walk from the Media Lab. 

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airbnb housing

For between $50 and $100 per night, participants can choose to stay in shared Airbnbs for the duration of the conference. Our staff will take care of booking the accommodations, and participants will be billed individually before the event. Interested participants should let us know as soon as possible if they are planning on extending their stay beyond the dates of the conference.

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local hosts

Local hosting is available for participants on a low budget. This is free of cost for the duration of the conference. Based on preference, participants will either be assigned to hosts via couchsurfing.com or through local supporters of the Bio Summit. Our staff provides support with arranging the accommodations. Interested participants should let us know as soon as possible if they are planning on extending their stay beyond the dates of the conference.

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frequently asked questions

 

is there a deadline to apply for the conference?

YES. August 15, so apply today!

will there be help for travel expenses?

Yes! We are hoping to award travel subsidies to as many participants as possible with financial hardship. You can apply for one via your application.

what is the deadline for applying for a travel award?

The deadline is August 15, so apply now. The earlier you apply the better!

How can I become a sponsor?

Email us at info@biosummit.org! We have a number of sponsorship opportunities we would love to share with you.

 

Contact Us

Please contact info@biosummit.org with any questions.

Location

MIT Media Lab, E14

75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139