What we're about

Come help us build a new community lab for the East Bay, focused on citizen science. A place to explore, learn, work on fun projects, tinker with biology and other sciences. Open to biotech professionals, scientists, and citizen scientists of all stripes. Be part of our community of creative thinkers, hackers and mad scientists!

Help support YOUR lab by becoming a Founding Member! https://www.counterculturelabs.org/join

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Upcoming events (4+)

Weekly CCL-BioCurious Covid Chat

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This is a weekly zoom call hosted by the Counter Culture Labs and BioCurious communities, for anyone interested in reviewing the week's science and news on COVID-19. We welcome your questions and are happy to discuss any articles or news you may have found.

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Open Insulin Hardware

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Informal online meeting about ongoing work to develop open source insulin production hardware - mainly a bioreactor and purification system.

Open Insulin Science

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Developing the first open source protocol to produce insulin simply and economically in addition to open source insulin production hardware. Our work may serve as a basis for generic production of this life-saving drug and provide a firmer foundation for continued research into improved versions of insulin.

Help make affordable insulin available to millions worldwide. Go to the Open Insulin website at https://openinsulin.org/donate/ and make a donation to our life saving humanitarian effort. Join us every Sunday on Jitsi video conferencing.

Synthetic Biology, Biohacking & Cheese - Real Vegan Cheese Science call

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The Real Vegan Cheese (https://realvegancheese.org/) project is an award-winning collaboration between Counter Culture Labs and our sister lab BioCurious (http://www.biocurious.org/) in Sunnyvale, to make real cheese without using any animals!

Real Vegan Cheese is a not a cheese substitute! It all starts with regular old baker's yeast. Through synthetic biology, we engineer our yeast to become milk-protein factories. Our milk proteins are then combined with water and vegan oil to make Vegan Milk which is ultimately converted into Real Vegan Cheese through standard cheese-making processes - just like cheese made from cow or goat milk!

We alternate Admin and Science meetups every other week. This week will be a Science meeting, so expect to talk about cheese proteins, how Lactobacilli create that cheesy flavor, physicochemical properties of different mammalian milks, evolutionary genomics of the casein gene cluster in Narwhal, and the imaginary phylogeny of unicorns! Want to join our Admin meetings as well? Come join us next week...

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Past events (3,216)

CCL Working Meeting Zoom call

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