Maker - EDU: Learning Biotech by doing in a DiyBio Space
Maker - Edu:
Learning Biotech by doing in a
The New Tech: Biotech Rises
“Biotech has expanded from a drug based
world to now include everything”
J. Craig Venter
Back to the Future: 70’s Tech
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
Thomas Watson, president of IBM
- 1970’s Information Technology gave us, the first
microprocessor, liquid crystal display, PC’s,
wordprocessors and email, oh and these dirty hippies
Back to the Future: 70’s Tech &
1970’s Comp Sci Lab (IBM
mainframe & Punchcards
for experts only)
2014 Bio Sci Lab
equipment for experts)
Biotech will be touching every industry on
earth in this generation. Who will be
creating these innovations?
Red: Medicine and Human Health
Green: Agricultural Biotech
Yellow: Food and Nutritional biotech
White: Gene based biotechnology
Gray: Fermentation and Bioprocess
Blue: Marine and Aquaculture Biotech
Gold: Bioinformatics and Nanobiotech
BBL is an evolution; Idealab for Biotech
where biology is hands on.
scalable parts of the
Tech Economy when
the parts became
commodities and cheap,
enabling everyone to
play with them.
Bio, Tech and
Counter Culture Labs
Our “Biohackers in Residence” first summer
Our 15+ summer
together. They are making
progress on projects which
use graduate level
techniques although they
have little or no Molecular
Monday Night Protocols and Projects in our lab.
Projects that create technology also motivate learning
Open Lab Equipment
Creating Open Source technology
for greater accessibility.
A cell density monitor (left)
An affordable electroporation unit
Design and creation of Open Plasmids for high
throughput systems biology
Search for clock mechanisms in plants
- Search for day/night clock mechanisms in plants
Design of cell culture factors for tissue
engineering and biomedical research
Growth factors for cell culture
Come and join us
● Classes and Workshops:
o Bacterial Tear Down - look over all the genes in a cell
o Molecular Machine Design - design your own iGEM project!
● Next summer we hope to have teachers, high school and DIYBio
iGEM teams, and more projects.
● Join the Berkeley BioLabs Meetup at MEETUP.COM/Berkeley-BioLabs
and come to an event.