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openbiolabs.org
Charlottesville
Open Bio Labs
Culturing Creativity
openbiolabs.org
Synthetic Biology
August 18th, 2015
openbiolabs.org
What we’re gonna talk about...
● What is Synthetic Biology?
● Brief History
● Disruptive Trends
● The Shif...
openbiolabs.org
What is Synthetic Biology?
openbiolabs.org
Sythetic Biology
A new interdisciplinary field combining engineering
principles with biology to (re-)desig...
openbiolabs.org
Biotechs are hot!
openbiolabs.org
Brief History
openbiolabs.org
1953 - DNA Structure discovered by Watson & Crick
1978 - Insulin made from bacteria (instead of pigs)
1983...
openbiolabs.org
Disruptive Trends
openbiolabs.org
Plummeting Costs
openbiolabs.org
Democratization of Knowledge
Open platforms to disseminate data
Community of online learners
Synthetic Bio...
openbiolabs.org
The Shifting Mindset
openbiolabs.org
Traditional Genetic Engineering
First:
Remove a particular gene...
Then:
...see what happens.
openbiolabs.org
New Way of Thinking:
Assuming :
DNA is interchangeable
Each gene performs a function
What could be BUILT b...
openbiolabs.org
Program Bacteria Like A Machine
openbiolabs.org
Cloning Class
Wednesday, August 26th
6:30pm
1216 Harris St.
Insert DNA into bacteria in a real lab!
Sign u...
openbiolabs.org
The Landscape Today
openbiolabs.org
Synthetic Biology community
Engaging students and the
public in the development of
the new field of synthe...
openbiolabs.org
Biobricks are modular genetic components with which you
can create complex circuits.
Every year, iGEM team...
openbiolabs.org
Emergence of DIY Biology
2009: Genspace was founded.
Today: Over 60 DIY labs globally.
Hardware-
OpenTrons...
openbiolabs.org
What’s Coming Next?
openbiolabs.org
Evident with the internet and MOOCS
Evident with the maker movement
Interdisciplinary cooperation
New way ...
openbiolabs.org
New way of conducting science
Unprecedented global collaboration
Crowd-sourced experiments, solutions and ...
openbiolabs.org
We have an intellectual density unheard of
anywhere else.
The only thing missing is biology and science.
W...
openbiolabs.org
Open Bio Labs fills the science
shaped hole in your heart.
openbiolabs.org
We are a non-profit organization
We’re passionate
We see potential
We know you feel the same
DIY Community!
openbiolabs.org
Cloning Class
Wednesday, August 26th
6:30pm
1216 Harris St.
Insert DNA into bacteria in a real lab!
Sign u...
openbiolabs.org
Open Bio Labs is for the person:
who is worried about their family health and wants to
conduct a genetic a...
openbiolabs.org
How you can help.
Businesses:
Sponsor Open Bio Labs
Individuals:
Donate, apply for membership, sign up for...
openbiolabs.org
Charlottesville
Open Bio Labs
Culturing Creativity
info@OpenBioLabs.org
434-878-2355
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  1. 1. openbiolabs.org Charlottesville Open Bio Labs Culturing Creativity
  2. 2. openbiolabs.org Synthetic Biology August 18th, 2015
  3. 3. openbiolabs.org What we’re gonna talk about... ● What is Synthetic Biology? ● Brief History ● Disruptive Trends ● The Shifting Mindset ● The Landscape Today ● What’s Coming Next ● How You Can Participate
  4. 4. openbiolabs.org What is Synthetic Biology?
  5. 5. openbiolabs.org Sythetic Biology A new interdisciplinary field combining engineering principles with biology to (re-)design and fabricate biological components and systems that do not already exist in the natural world.
  6. 6. openbiolabs.org Biotechs are hot!
  7. 7. openbiolabs.org Brief History
  8. 8. openbiolabs.org 1953 - DNA Structure discovered by Watson & Crick 1978 - Insulin made from bacteria (instead of pigs) 1983 - Genetically-modified Tobacco (from breeding) 2003 - Human Genome Project Completed
  9. 9. openbiolabs.org Disruptive Trends
  10. 10. openbiolabs.org Plummeting Costs
  11. 11. openbiolabs.org Democratization of Knowledge Open platforms to disseminate data Community of online learners Synthetic Biology is the new programming
  12. 12. openbiolabs.org The Shifting Mindset
  13. 13. openbiolabs.org Traditional Genetic Engineering First: Remove a particular gene... Then: ...see what happens.
  14. 14. openbiolabs.org New Way of Thinking: Assuming : DNA is interchangeable Each gene performs a function What could be BUILT by putting genes together?
  15. 15. openbiolabs.org Program Bacteria Like A Machine
  16. 16. openbiolabs.org Cloning Class Wednesday, August 26th 6:30pm 1216 Harris St. Insert DNA into bacteria in a real lab! Sign up at openbiolabs.org
  17. 17. openbiolabs.org The Landscape Today
  18. 18. openbiolabs.org Synthetic Biology community Engaging students and the public in the development of the new field of synthetic biology.International Genetically Engineered Machine
  19. 19. openbiolabs.org Biobricks are modular genetic components with which you can create complex circuits. Every year, iGEM teams must submit new and fully characterized biobricks to the catalog. Huge open-access repository of Biobricks. Biobrick foundation
  20. 20. openbiolabs.org Emergence of DIY Biology 2009: Genspace was founded. Today: Over 60 DIY labs globally. Hardware- OpenTrons Software- ApE Bioware- Real Vegan Cheese
  21. 21. openbiolabs.org What’s Coming Next?
  22. 22. openbiolabs.org Evident with the internet and MOOCS Evident with the maker movement Interdisciplinary cooperation New way of learning
  23. 23. openbiolabs.org New way of conducting science Unprecedented global collaboration Crowd-sourced experiments, solutions and datasets Citizen scientists make an impact
  24. 24. openbiolabs.org We have an intellectual density unheard of anywhere else. The only thing missing is biology and science. Why C-ville is ripe to lead!
  25. 25. openbiolabs.org Open Bio Labs fills the science shaped hole in your heart.
  26. 26. openbiolabs.org We are a non-profit organization We’re passionate We see potential We know you feel the same DIY Community!
  27. 27. openbiolabs.org Cloning Class Wednesday, August 26th 6:30pm 1216 Harris St. Insert DNA into bacteria in a real lab! Sign up at openbiolabs.org
  28. 28. openbiolabs.org Open Bio Labs is for the person: who is worried about their family health and wants to conduct a genetic analysis. who is intellectually curious and wants to explore how biology intersects with their current discipline. who has a million dollar idea but no where to pursue it. who wants to be engaged in a scientific community.
  29. 29. openbiolabs.org How you can help. Businesses: Sponsor Open Bio Labs Individuals: Donate, apply for membership, sign up for a class, and volunteer! Everyone: Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and provide feedback to info@OpenBioLabs.org
  30. 30. openbiolabs.org Charlottesville Open Bio Labs Culturing Creativity info@OpenBioLabs.org 434-878-2355

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