What we're about

The Dutch Do It Yourself Biology (DIY Bio) community is a growing movement of citizen scientists working with biology hosted by the Waag's Open Wetlab. The meeting are about the tools to do biology, such as hardware, software, wetware and DIY protocols. Invited speakers present their projects and/or insights. Please feel free to join and learn.

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BioHack Academy 2022

De Waag

After a two-year absence, Waag’s BioHack Academy returns!
Let’s make biotechnology public - step by step biology is turning into a creative discipline and it's now up to us to shape its applications and the nature-based solutions it can support.

Apply before October 1st to get the early bird fee!

After completing the BioHack Academy you can grow your own fuel, food, filaments, pharmaceuticals, fragrances and fungi. We'll teach you how to build your own biolab, how to culture living factories and how to code your experiments, all guided by the appropriate biosafety standards. We have our Open Wet Lab, our Fab Lab and coding class at your disposal.

Learn how to design, grow and extract your own biomaterials using only Open Source hardware you fabricate yourself. Whether it's a new type of bio-ink, biopolymer or biofuel, we'll show you how to grow it yourself and share the results with others. For starters, you may choose a product from our collection, such as violacein (purple dye) or cellulose (biopolymer), and/or tell us about your own living material of choice.

When & where
Dates: 31 January 2022 - 8 April, 2022
Location: Waag's Open Wetlab, Nieuwmarkt 4, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

How we get it done
- In 2.5 months we will build up our own biofactories together
- Every week a lecture will be given and recorded
- You will have access to Waag's Open Wetlab and Fab Lab during two days a week to build equipment, conduct experiments and get the support you need.

Apply now!
Send an email to Job Spierings at [masked] and include your full name and residential address. We register your application and send an invoice for the first installment. Any questions are welcome as well.

Costs and Scholarship
Sign up and get the early bird fee until October 15 for € 3.570,=
Sign up until December 1st for € 4.175,=
There is one (1) scholarship available for a discounted fee of € 1.755,=

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