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

You can also follow us on twitter (https://twitter.com/CountrCultrLabs),Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/counterculturelabs/?hl=en)and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CounterCultureLabs)!

Upcoming events (5)

Environmental Justice Meetup

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This is the time allotted to CCL's Environmental Justice Meetup. The Micromitigation meetup meets every two weeks, with the next meeting on May 6. Alternative weeks cover other topics in environmental monitoring such as water and soil with the next meeting on May 13.

This thursday we will cover topics in plastic recycling and any other topics member bring up.

Weekly CCL-BioCurious COVID19 Zoom call

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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.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all CCL public meetings are 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 and organizing insulin users to own and manage the production of 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 https://jitsi.openinsulin.org/OpenInsulin

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

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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CCL Working Meeting Zoom call

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