• Synthetic Biology, Biohacking & Cheese - Real Vegan Cheese Admin 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 an Admin meeting, so expect to talk about website design, business plans, improving our outreach efforts on social media, and more. Want more science instead? Come join us next week!

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  • Kombucha Genomics project Zoom call

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    Welcome to our new community project: Kombucha Genomics! For all you fermented foods lovers out there, this is the project for you. Over the course of the next couple months, we'll go through all the steps to isolate and identify a variety of bacterial and yeast strains from kombucha or other fermented foods (bring your own), starting with the basic culturing and progressing all the way through DNA barcoding, genome and microbiome sequencing, systems biology, synthetic biology, and more!

    Kombucha (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kombucha) is a fermented tea with a very complex symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts (SCOBY) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCOBY), composed of dozens of different species. It's a health food; it's a tasty fizzy caffeinated beverage; it even makes vegan leather (http://www.ecouterre.com/u-k-designer-grows-an-entire-wardrobe-from-tea-fermenting-bacteria/) - what's not to like!

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  • CCL Working Meeting Zoom call

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    Come join us to help build YOUR lab. CCL is a 100% unpaid-volunteer-after-hours-run labor of love. There is no "staff" - just a bunch of people figuring out together what needs to get done. Help pitch in to build something amazing together!

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

  • 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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  • CCL Working Meeting Zoom call

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    Come join us to help build YOUR lab. CCL is a 100% unpaid-volunteer-after-hours-run labor of love. There is no "staff" - just a bunch of people figuring out together what needs to get done. Help pitch in to build something amazing together!

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

  • Micromitigation Working Group

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    The Air Quality Meetup will concern MicroMitigation, a proposal to deploy existing adsorption technology for air pollution mitigation using commodity granulated activated carbon, at 'micro-hotspots' in numerous locations in the built environment. This citizen science initiative into a cheap, universally accessible, approach to air quality enforcement challenges is intended for disadvantaged communities in California and hopefully beyond.

  • 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.

    Please sign up for this free event on Meetup to see the Zoom connection info.