Genspace set up a pop-up DIYBio LAB at ‘BIOFABRICATE’, The world’s first summit dedicated to biofabrication for future industrial and consumer products, organized by Suzanne Lee of Biocouture in partnership with Synbiobeta.
The event featured a full day of speakers and keynote talks from pioneering biomaterial, biotech and biofabrication start-ups along with key researchers, designers, thought leaders and academics, as well as multiple workshops, a design lab and the pop up lab.
The pop up lab was a space for people to come and ‘Grow Your Own Scoby’ and make necklaces filled with culture to take home, interact with the material in a living, grown, and dried state, check out slime mold and mycelium under the microscope, or learn how to pipette, while chatting with members about Genspace and biofabrication! People could come and interact with some of the materials discussed throughout the day, and learn how a DIY lab could support them in their projects. A few Genspace members projects were displayed along with the pop up lab as well as in the design lab, and multiple members spoke throughout the day.
GYOS: grow your own scoby!scoby: living, wet and dry culturesthe pipetting stationSome members projects featured in the Pop Up lab
Featuring members projects: