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!

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Upcoming events (5)

Weekly CCL-BioCurious COVID19 Zoom call

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This is a weekly zoom call for the Counter Culture Labs and BioCurious communities, to check in with each other, exchange resources, notify each other of upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and needs in the community, etc. Something specifically focused on the Bay Area, or topics where we can use the resources and expertise of our community and our labs in the fight against COVID-19. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all CCL public meetings are shifting to ONLINE-ONLY. Please sign up for this free event on Meetup to see the Zoom connection info.

Open Insulin Working Meeting

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We are developing the first simple, economical, and open source protocol to produce insulin. This is our weekly working meeting, where we coordinate in-depth on ongoing work and work in the lab (but lab work is temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus situation). We start at noon with general work and break out to do science working group discussion at 1 PM and other topics ad-hoc as needed through the afternoon. Want to be involved? Join us! You can also join our mailing list at https://groups.google.com/group/ccl-insulin for occasional updates. Please join us at meet.jit.si/OpenInsulin If you can't use the computer-based connection and need to call in by phone: [masked] PIN:[masked]#

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

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! Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all CCL public meetings are shifting to ONLINE-ONLY. Please sign in on Meetup to see the Zoom connection info.

Robotics For Biohacking Zoom call

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• What we'll do This is Counter Cultures Labs's biweekly meetup to talk about and work on robotics for biohacking. Our current main project is a robot that prints using "microbial ink" made from colored bacteria. You can learn more about it bioartbot.org. There's lots of fun stuff to do on it, including hardware development, web development, and biology. This is an ongoing project, so most meetups we jump in and work hands-on with the robot right away. Still, we absolutely welcome people new to the project, and people new to robotics and/or biology in general. It's fun! Our Trello board for ongoing work is here: https://trello.com/b/FKrqcKTU/cll-liquid-handling-robot Our Github is here: https://github.com/cclrobotics • What to bring Enthusiasm for robots. A laptop. • Important to know This isn't a super formal meeting, so feel free to arrive late or leave early if you have another obligation. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all CCL public meetings are shifting to ONLINE-ONLY. Please sign in on Meetup to see the Zoom connection info.

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CCL Working Meeting Zoom call

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