"BioBuilder: Synthetic Biology in the Lab" Book Celebration

Counter Culture Labs
Counter Culture Labs
Public group

Counter Culture Labs, at the Omni Commons

4799 Shattuck Avenue · Oakland, CA

How to find us

Ring the doorbell top right to get into the building. Walk through the cafe/bookstore, and turn left into the dark corridor. We're the light at the end of the tunnel ;-)

Location image of event venue


Join us for a book celebration party!

Science Writer Rachel Bernstein and Designer Karen Ingram will describe their collaboration on their new book "BioBuilder: Synthetic Biology in the Lab (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920033783.do)".

Developed at MIT in collaboration with award-winning high school teachers, BioBuilder teaches the foundational ideas of the emerging synthetic biology field, as well as key aspects of biological engineering that researchers are exploring in labs throughout the world. These lessons will empower teachers and students to explore and be part of solving persistent real-world challenges.

For more info, check out the BioBuilder.org (http://biobuilder.org/) website, and BioBuilding: Synthetic Biology for Teachers (http://openwetware.org/wiki/BioBuilding:_Synthetic_Biology_for_Teachers) on OpenWetWare (http://openwetware.org/wiki/Main_Page). You can also download a 17-page free sample (http://cdn.oreillystatic.com/oreilly/booksamplers/9781491904299_sampler.pdf) of the book.

Books will be available for purchase.

Food and Drinks will be provided for the celebration.

$5 suggested donation at the door to Counter Culture Labs.

RACHEL BERNSTEIN writes about all areas of science for various journalistic and educational venues. Her work has appeared in Science, Nature, Cell, and the Los Angeles Times, and she contributes to the online educational resource Visionlearning. A biophysical chemist by training, she earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied protein folding and dynamics

KAREN INGRAM is an artist who uses design and creative direction to promote scientific awareness. A veteran in the world of digital design, Ingram has worked for Campfire, McCann Erikson (yes, that McCann), and UNICEF, to name a few. Her work has appeared in many publications including Die Gestalten (Berlin), Scientific American, and The FWA, where she was named a “Digital Pioneer.” She’s written tutorials on digital design for Computer Arts magazine and New Riders publications.

She is a co-organizer of Brooklyn-based science cabaret, the Empiricist League and a board member of SXSW Interactive, where she presents topics related to science + art and hosts the SXSW Biohacker Meetup. She is a creative strategy instructor for NYU SHERP’s Entrepreneurial Science Journalism course.

A member of Genspace (Brooklyn’s Community Biotech Lab), Ingram participated in the inaugural “Community Labs” iGEM track in 2014 and will serve as a design track judge in 2015. As a 2015 Synthetic Biology LEAP (Leadership Excellence Accelerator Program) fellow, Karen is recognized as an emerging leader in synthetic biology.