Hands On: Synthetic Biology
Monday, March 14
9:30AM - 1:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
One of the main technologies in a bio-hacker’s toolbox is the ability to engineer the software of life; DNA. This workshop walks you through the process of designing and building custom plasmids using Rapid DNA Prototyping™ (RDP™) kits in a casual, hands-on DIY environment.
You will learn the ins-and-outs of, genetic design and assembly, pipetting by hand and by robot, incubating engineered bacteria, and biosafety. By the end of the workshop you will have engineered and grown your own custom micro-organism that does useful work, or makes valuable biological products like medicine, materials, food and fuel.
Connor is former student of the MIT Media Lab where he created context-sensitive and attention-aware systems. He switched from HCI to SynBio in 2010 after meeting Justin at NASA Ames. In 2011 Conno...Show the rest