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October 11-13, 2019

community biotechnology initiative

@ MIT media lab

Thank you all who applied.

 
 

Hello Again!

The Community Biotechnology Initiative at the MIT Media Lab is organizing the third annual Global Summit on Community Biotechnology this October 11 to 13, 2019! Our goal is to provide a space for the global community of DIY biologists / community biologists / biohackers / biomakers and members of independent and community laboratories to convene, plan, build fellowship, and continue the evolution of our movement. You can learn more about last year's Summit, including our program, here.

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.

Our online application is now open! Click the link above.

Application Deadline: JULY 1, 11:59pm ET

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

Pictured Below: Our Bio Summit 2018 Family!

 statement of shared purpose (3.0)

This Statement of Shared Purpose (v3.0) was co-created together with the 350+ participants of Bio Summit 2.0 in 2018. Gratitude to Abel Cano and Marshall Ganz for working with us to develop the experiential process that yielded this statement, and also to Melissa Teng and Gianni Giacomelli for the thoughtful discussion and help. It is an important draft to help our global family communicate and make explicit the implicit, and articulate what brings us all together. Deep appreciation and gratitude to all who contributed to the statement and the process!

Global Community Bio Fellows

 The Global Community Bio Fellows Program is designed to provide leadership, development training, and peer support for emerging leaders in our global community!

Through a series of guided coaching sessions, led by community organizer Abel Cano and in consultation with Dr. Marshall Ganz, our Fellows learn how to identify stakeholders and challenges, build strategic goals, and effectively organize through community mobilization towards targeted outcomes. With this training, we hope to amplify the intrinsic abilities and lofty goals our Fellows have set to raise the bar for the practice of Community Bio worldwide.

Alexander Mennu Flomo   (Monrovia, Liberia)

Alexander Mennu Flomo

(Monrovia, Liberia)

Ana Laura Cantera   (Monte Grande, Argentina)

Ana Laura Cantera

(Monte Grande, Argentina)

Ananda Gabo   (Toronto, Canada)

Ananda Gabo

(Toronto, Canada)

Carolyn Angleton   SacBioarts || Los Rios Biotechnology Program (Sacramento, California)

Carolyn Angleton

SacBioarts || Los Rios Biotechnology Program (Sacramento, California)

Chan'nel Vestergaard   Littlepinkmaker || Co-Lab (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Chan'nel Vestergaard

Littlepinkmaker || Co-Lab (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Christiana Gardikioti   greenfablabs.io (Paralio Astros Arcadia Greece)

Christiana Gardikioti

greenfablabs.io (Paralio Astros Arcadia Greece)

David Chaupis Meza   (Callao, Peru)

David Chaupis Meza

(Callao, Peru)

Elliot Roth   Indie Lab || Capital Area Biospace || Spira Inc. (Los Angeles, USA)

Elliot Roth

Indie Lab || Capital Area Biospace || Spira Inc. (Los Angeles, USA)

Georg Tremmel   BioClub Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)

Georg Tremmel

BioClub Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)

Haoshin Chang   Bioart.tw (Taipei, Taiwan)

Haoshin Chang

Bioart.tw (Taipei, Taiwan)

Harry Akligoh   Kumasi Hive BioLab || Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST (Kumasi, Ghana)

Harry Akligoh

Kumasi Hive BioLab || Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST (Kumasi, Ghana)

Henry Tan   King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi || Freaklab || Tentacles Art Space (Bangkok, Thailand)

Henry Tan

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi || Freaklab || Tentacles Art Space (Bangkok, Thailand)

Isabel Pochet   Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Plant System Biology Lab || Allbiotech (Santiago, Chile)

Isabel Pochet

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Plant System Biology Lab || Allbiotech (Santiago, Chile)

Isis Eich   Portunus and Solarpunk Labs || Biopark || Exosphere Academy (Curitiba, Brazil)

Isis Eich

Portunus and Solarpunk Labs || Biopark || Exosphere Academy (Curitiba, Brazil)

Janette Edson   (Brisbane, Australia)

Janette Edson

(Brisbane, Australia)

Juan Pablo Arocha   (Guatemala)

Juan Pablo Arocha

(Guatemala)

Karolina Sulich   Collaborator of Copernicus Science Center Biology Laboratory (Warsaw, Poland)

Karolina Sulich

Collaborator of Copernicus Science Center Biology Laboratory (Warsaw, Poland)

Kazi Shahreena Rahman   Bioforge || Octagon Education (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Kazi Shahreena Rahman

Bioforge || Octagon Education (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Kevin Chen   Bricobio || Hyasynth (Montreal, Canada)

Kevin Chen

Bricobio || Hyasynth (Montreal, Canada)

Khady Sall   SeeSD (Dakar, Senegal)

Khady Sall

SeeSD (Dakar, Senegal)

Knowledge Chikundi   (Harare, Zimbabwe)

Knowledge Chikundi

(Harare, Zimbabwe)

Kristin Ellis   Genspace || Opentrons Labworks (Brooklyn, USA)

Kristin Ellis

Genspace || Opentrons Labworks (Brooklyn, USA)

Linda Guamán   (Quito, Ecuador)

Linda Guamán

(Quito, Ecuador)

Marisin Alzamora   Mar Alzamora Studio, Paisaxe Ensemble, Deep Listening Institute (Panama City, Panama)

Marisin Alzamora

Mar Alzamora Studio, Paisaxe Ensemble, Deep Listening Institute (Panama City, Panama)

Masato Takemura   (Hamamatsu, Japan)

Masato Takemura

(Hamamatsu, Japan)

Minerva Castellanos   Scintia || ALLBIOTECH || Innovaction Gym (Monterrey, Mexico)

Minerva Castellanos

Scintia || ALLBIOTECH || Innovaction Gym (Monterrey, Mexico)

Muhammad Hassan Raza   Codon Corps

Muhammad Hassan Raza

Codon Corps

Nieves Cubo Mateo   (Madrid, Spain)

Nieves Cubo Mateo

(Madrid, Spain)

Olatunbosun Obayomi   BioApplications lnitiatives (Lagos City, Nigeria)

Olatunbosun Obayomi

BioApplications lnitiatives (Lagos City, Nigeria)

Otim Geoffrey   (Kampala, Uganda)

Otim Geoffrey

(Kampala, Uganda)

Ravishankar Ramanathan   IIT Madras BioIncubator, Medtech Incubator || Indian Institute of Technology (Chennai, India)

Ravishankar Ramanathan

IIT Madras BioIncubator, Medtech Incubator || Indian Institute of Technology (Chennai, India)

Sarah Blossom Ware   BioBlaze Community Bio Lab || Benedictine University (Chicago, USA)

Sarah Blossom Ware

BioBlaze Community Bio Lab || Benedictine University (Chicago, USA)

Sudarshan GC   Media Lab Nepal (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Sudarshan GC

Media Lab Nepal (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Thomas Mboa   Mboalab || APSOHA (Association for the Promotion of Open Science in Haiti and Africa) (Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Thomas Mboa

Mboalab || APSOHA (Association for the Promotion of Open Science in Haiti and Africa) (Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Valerian Linus Sanga   STICLab || University of Cambridge & University of Bath (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania)

Valerian Linus Sanga

STICLab || University of Cambridge & University of Bath (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania)

Xavier-Lewis Palmer   (Norfolk, USA)

Xavier-Lewis Palmer

(Norfolk, USA)


2019 fellows organizing committee

The fellowship has been conceived, designed, and rolled out by the organizing committee who are committed to spreading the reach of community based science with this program!

Abel Cano   Founder and ED of The Arc of Change

Abel Cano

Founder and ED of The Arc of Change

Alison Stringer   FabLab Wellington Biolab || Space and Science Festival Trust, Greenspark (Wellington, New Zealand)

Alison Stringer

FabLab Wellington Biolab || Space and Science Festival Trust, Greenspark (Wellington, New Zealand)

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

David Kong

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

Desiree D. Dudley   Community Bio Initiative, MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, USA)

Desiree D. Dudley

Community Bio Initiative, MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, USA)

JJ Hastings   x0.lab Initiative (Melbourne, Australia)

JJ Hastings

x0.lab Initiative (Melbourne, Australia)

Justice Walker   University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Justice Walker

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Maria Chavez   BioCurious || Real Vegan Cheese || Open Insulin (Santa Clara, CA)

Maria Chavez

BioCurious || Real Vegan Cheese || Open Insulin (Santa Clara, CA)

Zach Mueller   SoundBio Lab (Seattle, WA)

Zach Mueller

SoundBio Lab (Seattle, WA)

Bio Summit 3.0 Participants

We’ll add participant photos here when we begin processing and accepting Bio Summit 3.0 applicants in mid-July. Stay tuned!

Location

 

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MIT Media Lab
75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139