Journal Clubs, where technical and scientific papers are read and discussed, have a long tradition in science, going back to the 1800's. In this club, we'll read and discuss one paper, and I'll post two optional papers for further reading. We can discuss whether the research methods were sound, if the research is something we could replicate in a DIY lab, and what impact the research might have on future experiments. If you'd like to participate in the club via Google Hangout, email me and we'll add you to the hangout.
The Journal Club paper for 8/20 is posted on our google groups forum here
We are a group of folks passionate about citizen science with a specific interest in developing a greener future through the benefits of plants and algae. We plan to collaborate together to develop opensource protocols and technologies that can be shared among the global DIYBio community. We'll do this by teaching each other how to grow, produce, and engineer algae and plants by using the latest molecular biology techniques. We'll collaborate with other DIYBio maker spaces throughout world who share a common vision of making biology accessible to everyone.
More information can be found on our Google Group which is HERE and our website HERE. Our calendar is located HERE. We have a list of projects managed on Trello HERE which you can peruse. You can learn about the global DIYBio movement at it's main site HERE, a TED talk from an original biohacker HERE, and what's happening at other labs around the country HERE.
We do ask for a $5/month donation to cover very basic costs. You can set that up HERE. And if you wish to donate more, please do so on our CONTRIBUTIONS PAGE.