Past Meetup

Project Collaboration Evening at Hortus Botanicus

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Price: €5.00 /per person
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This Tuesday the 14th of June we will continue with the projects that were launched last week. Please join us, you are also very welcome if this is your first time!

The projects that started last week:

- The seed gun project

- Plant (Fungus) communication

- Mutagenesis

- Pollen catcher


There were some unclarities about the costs for which we have found the following solution. The first evening was free, the other project evenings in the Hortus Botanicus will cost 5 EUR per evening. You can only pay by pin. Thanks for understanding!

The Open Wetlab is a laboratory for open source and creative biotechnology for bioartists, biodesigners and biohackers. Every month we start with a new collaborative project cycle.

All evenings are open to join so in case you have a great idea or even have no clue what "open source and creative" biotechnology means, but would like to find out and get involved: you are always welcome!

This week's programme:

• 18:00 - 19:00 DIY Dinner (bring your own food)

• 19:00 - 19:15 Introduction & announcements

• 19:15 - 21:15 Project work, discussion, and experimentation

• 21:15 - 21:30 Wrap-up

Additional info

The Open Wetlab is located at the first floor of the Waag. More information about the activities of the Open Wetlab can be found here ( If you are looking for participatory workshops, keep an eye out for our Do-It-Together Bio series.

It is very helpful for us if you mail the Open Wetlab ([masked]) about your visit, or RSVP to this meetup event!

Past / ongoing open evening projects:

DropBot: open source electrowetting lab on chip devices based on the Wheeler lab device (

Microbial fuel cells: generating electricity with microbes

3D Bioprinting: hacked Ultimakers into gel extruders

Yeastograms: engraving pictures in yeast cultures

Mycellium: growing living structures

BioHack Academy prototype hacking: development of open source lab devices (

OpenPCR: genetic screening and DNA barcoding using polymerase chain reaction

Cellulose: an easy to grow, nonetheless fascinating biomaterial

Spirulina & D. Salina: two algae grown for food and pigments

Pigment bacteria: a natural collection of colorful bacteria

OpenBCI: open source brain computer interfacing using the OpenBCI device (

Curious about what else is possible at the lab? Read the Open Wetlab FAQ ( to find out.