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scott pownall

Scott Pownall is a scientist, biohacker, bioinformatician, software developer, photographer and entrepreneur who is passionate about breaking down the barriers people face when trying to understand and engage with biology and DNA technologies. He has a lifelong passion and curiosity for the world around him and this drives his diverse interests.

In June of 2015, with the help of an awesome group of citizen scientists, he co-founded Open Science Network, a BC incorporated non-profit society, thus establishing Vancouver's first community biolab where he has been engaging in community outreach, synthetic biology education and STEM Mentoring as well as working on his own metabolic engineering projects. On the side he has been working on open DNA technologies to help community biologists.

Scott is an alumni of Bio Academy's How to Grow Almost Anything Synthetic Biology program directed by George Church and is the local instructor in Vancouver.