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Welcome to the [http://www.hackuarium.ch/ Hackuarium] community's wiki.
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Welcome to the wiki of the Hackuarium association, an open public lab, which wishes to democratise research! <br>
  
At Hackuarium, we want to bring biology (and biologists) to the world, and the real world back to biology. Our laboratory is an excuse to meet and discuss, build and develop ideas in a neutral, open, noncompetitive and not-for-profit environment.
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At Hackuarium, we want to bring biology (and biologists) to the world, and the real world back to biology. Our laboratory is an excuse to meet and discuss, build and develop ideas in a neutral, open, noncompetitive and not-for-profit environment.<br>
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This page was launched during our [[1st Ever Hackuarium Wiki Sprint]] that took place on 7 December 2014. As you might notice quickly, almost everything here is work-in-progress.  <br>
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Scroll down and find out what this is all about! <br>
  
 
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''[[Hackuarium | Cliquez ici pour accéder à la version française de ce wiki.]]''  
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<big>''[[Hackuarium | Cliquez ici pour accéder à la version française de ce wiki.]]''</big>
 
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This page was launched during our [[1st Ever Hackuarium Wiki Sprint]] that took place on 7 December 2014. As you might notice quickly, it is a work-in-progress.
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'''BIG NEWS:''' Hackuarium has moved to a new location, and our P1 lab is again official! <br>
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The new address is Route de Crochy 20, 1024 Ecublens <br>
  
Scroll down and find out what this is all about!
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Everyone is welcome to our weekly [[Open Hackuarium]] meetings, continuing every Wednesday, 19:00-22:00!<br>
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Come join us!<br>
  
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Check the list [[Main_Page#Upcoming_Hackuarium_Events | below]] for other upcoming events<br>
  
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[[File:PosterHackuarium.png |535px|thumb|right|Hackuarium Poster (Not-for-printing version!!! see Section 7.9 [[Main_Page#Visual_Identity | Visual Identity]] for full size printing version)]]
  
=DIY Bio=
 
  
==What is DIYbio?==
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=What is DIYbio?=
 
DIYbio (Do-It-Yourself biology) is a movement that wants to free the practice of biological research and innovation from the institutional and industrial laboratories. Pursued both by amateurs and professional biologists, DIYbio is developing low-cost and low-tech solutions to problems identified by the community.
 
DIYbio (Do-It-Yourself biology) is a movement that wants to free the practice of biological research and innovation from the institutional and industrial laboratories. Pursued both by amateurs and professional biologists, DIYbio is developing low-cost and low-tech solutions to problems identified by the community.
  
The movement is characterised by an extremely diverse set of practices and participants. Some call themselves 'biohackers', in reference to the hacker culture.
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The movement is characterised by an extremely diverse set of practices and participants. Some call themselves 'biohackers', in reference to the hacker culture.  The quick solution (even if unconventional) is what is meant by hacks...
  
 
[http://DIYbio.org DIYbio.org] and [http://DIYbio.eu DIYbio.eu] are the portals of the international and european communities, respectively.
 
[http://DIYbio.org DIYbio.org] and [http://DIYbio.eu DIYbio.eu] are the portals of the international and european communities, respectively.
  
For more information, visit the [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia] page dedicated to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIYbio DIYbio].
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For more information, visit the [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia] page dedicated to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIYbio DIYbio].<br>
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=Hackuarium=
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We actually believe more and more in doing DIT (Do-It-Together) Research, not just 'DIYbio,' as this seems much better for Open Science, and it reflects better the scope of the trans-disciplinary projects we do (often not only biology). Another term people like to use is DIWO (Do It With Others)!<br>
  
Hackuarium is a not-for-profit association aiming at democratizing science through public engagement.
 
 
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Our laboratory in Renens (Switzerland) is open to anyone sharing the values of the association and who is dedicated to follow the [http://diybio.org/codes/draft-diybio-code-of-ethics-from-european-congress/ DIYbio Europe ethical guidelines].
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=What is Hackuarium?=
  
Our projects are initiated and carried out by scientists as well as non-scientists from a variety of background. They are passionate about tinkering with biology in particular, and technology in general. Some are engineers, architects, designers, IT and computer scientists or retired professionals, but others have no scientific education. They are mostly citizens interested in open and participatory research and innovation, outside the contrains of traditional institutions.
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Hackuarium is a not-for-profit association aiming to democratise science through public engagement.<br>
  
Hackuarium members want to investigate new ways of carrying out interdisciplinary research and innovation, by making their results accessible (low-cost), simple and easily reproducible (low-tech) and by promoting an open source philosophy.
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Our laboratories in Ecublens (Switzerland) are open to anyone sharing the values of the association and dedicated to follow the [http://diybio.org/codes/draft-diybio-code-of-ethics-from-european-congress/ DIYbio Europe ethical guidelines].<br>
  
Hackuarium is proudly using infrastructures provided by [http://www.univercite.ch UniverCité], an unconventional innovation hub opened in May 2014. Our equipment is mostly upcycled material from institutions and industries from western Switzerland.
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Our projects are initiated and carried out by scientists and non-scientists from a variety of backgrounds. They are passionate about tinkering with biology in particular, and technology in general. Some are engineers, architects, designers, IT and computer scientists or retired professionals, but others have no scientific education. They are mostly citizens interested in open and participatory research and innovation, outside the constraints of traditional institutions.<br>
  
=Who we are=
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Hackuarium members want to investigate new ways of carrying out interdisciplinary research and innovation, by making their results open, accessible (low-cost), simple and easily reproducible (low-tech) and by promoting an open source philosophy.<br>
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And if you are curious where the name comes from, take a look [https://twitter.com/heluc/status/445681952885321730 here].
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For [http://wiki.hackuarium.ch/w/History2019 some History], you know what to do... ;) <br>
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To make a long story short, Hackuarium '''found a new home'''  (yay!) in Ecublens, for the moment, with some like minds!  <br>
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A cooperative ([[Space Alliance Coopérative]]) with two other associations ([[Octanis]] & [[Polymeka]]) and a few other startups came together to look for a new place to call home and provide space for everyone's projects and work. Our first activities at Route de Crochy 20 started in February 2019.
  
Renens is a hopping hub - and our members reflect the diversity that is in and around Lausanne/Renens.
 
 
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[[People | Check us out]], and find out what makes Hackuarium a good mix.
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=Where are we located?=
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'''Route de Crochy 20, CH-1024 Écublens, Switzerland''' (Ouest lausannois, m1 Crochy)<br>
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The overall map of the new space is shown to the right, with the new Hackuarium located primary in two rooms (marked with our little purple '''open science octopus''' logo). [[File:Crochy20Ecublens - spaceallocsmaller15may19.png|400px|thumb|right| map of the space]] <br>
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The '''biolab''' is located in a south facing room of over 22m2, with three windows and a linoleum floor. <br>
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We also have a so-called ''''inner sanctum'''' without windows, that is mainly for electronics and chemistry work, but can also be used for some biology studies, especially higher resolution microscopy (with a Raspberry Pi camera on the old Zeiss scope) and bioluminescence studies, but growth of cultures is not allowed in this space. <br>
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(there is a carpet!)  <br>
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There are also other Hackuarium 'assets' around the corner from the biolab, shown as purple rectangles on the map and including the sterile hood and the ultracentrifuge.  A closet also contains a great deal of consumables and other labware. (We welcome project ideas that will use some of this! :)
 
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'''To note: this building is really only a provisional space, as it is destined for destruction in the next 3-5 years!''' <br>
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We will continue to look for a more permanent space, while developing our community further and promoting Open Science! <br>
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Our biolab, with controlled P1 access, and the 'inner sanctum' for electronics and imagerie and more are already facilitating project experiments, with more fun in the pipeline with our coop colleagues, like Sam and Raffael from Octanis, who were also early members of Hackuarium. In fact, Octanis was 'born' as a Hackuarium project, luckily for everyone... They are even now giving the old Hackuarium bioreactor project new life, and providing expertise for the new openflexure epifluorscence build!  :)<br>
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=Who are we?=
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Our members reflect the diversity that is in and around the Lausanne area.<br>
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[[People | Check us out]], and find out what makes Hackuarium a good mix.<br>
  
 
==Committee==
 
==Committee==
  
The current [[Board | committee]] is composed of the following people:
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The current [[Board | committee]] was elected during our annual general assembly meeting and duties for each person have been assigned: <br>
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For 2019, it is composed of the following people:<br>
  
* Co - President: [[User: Vlorenzo | Vanessa Lorenzo]] (also Art and Design coordinator)
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* President: [[User: Rachel | Rachel Aronoff]]  (also Participatory Research Facilitator and Biosafety Officer)
* Co - President: [[User: Rachel | Rachel Aronoff]]  (also Citizen Science coordinator)
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* Secretary and System Administrator: [[User:Shalf|Yann Heurtaux]]
* Secretary: [[User: luchenry | Luc Henry]]
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* Treasurer: Masoud Alipour
* Lab Manager: [[User: Gustavo Santamaria| Gustavo Santamaria]]
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* Deputy Biosafety Officer and Communications Coordinator: Olivier Emery
* Online promotion:[[User: hekkcess | Yann Pierson]]
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* Art and Science coordinator: [[User: Vlorenzo | Vanessa Lorenzo]]  
* Treasurer: [[User:Ana | Ana Roldan]]
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* System Administrator: [[User:Sam | Sam Sulaimanov]]
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* Talent scout and evangelist for Academy: [[User:Alpittet | Anne-Laure Pittet]]
 
* Talent scout and evangelist for Academy: [[User:Alpittet | Anne-Laure Pittet]]
* Talent scout and evangelist for Entrepreneurs: [[User:Randogp | Gianpaolo Rando]]
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* Community Happiness Coordinator: Esther Calderon
* Talent scout and evangelist: [[User:Dan | Daniel Hernandez]]
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* Link to the communes of the region of East Lausanne: Joël Christen
* Community happiness, Ateliers de Renens Link: [[User: Shalf | Yann Heurtaux]]
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The Agenda of the last board meeting can be found [[Openhackuarium_vol._136 | here]].<br>
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The Agenda of the next board meeting can be found [[20191113_Board_Meeting| here]].<br>
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The Agenda of the last meeting, can be found  [[20190911_Board_Meeting| here]].<br>
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==Members and Membership==
 
==Members and Membership==
  
'''Do you have a project in mind?  Do you want to just support us?'''
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'''Do you have a project in mind?  Do you just want to support us?'''<br>
  
Hackuarium operates on a membership basis, even though all events are open to anyone, including non-members.
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Hackuarium operates on a membership basis, even though all events are open to anyone, including non-members.<br>
  
The monthly membership fee is 20 CHF. It gives 24/7 access to the lab.
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The monthly membership fee is 20 CHF. It gives 24/7 access to the lab.<br>
  
Please ask a member of the board if you want to join, and follow the directions below.
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We would love to have you as a member! Just follow the instructions below.<br>
  
 
===Want to join?===
 
===Want to join?===
  
*Write an email to '''hello@hackuarium.ch''' and give us a short description of:
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* We have a [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoyS8HmsuZACYp-q79pLzxR9BPA60HbyL6ZR8x7h7x3eqbhQ/viewform form on the website], to fast-track joining the community, if you are keen, perhaps after a few #OpenHackuarium experiences (every Wednesday evening is open to the public).
**yourself, your interests, your background
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**what you would like to learn or do at Hackuarium
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* Read some helpful info [[I_m_new | here]].
** Tell us everything !! ;)
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* Write an email to hello@hackuarium.ch and give us a short description of:
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** Yourself, your interests, your background
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** What you would like to learn or do at Hackuarium
  
 
==Friends of Hackuarium==
 
==Friends of Hackuarium==
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We would like to thank the [http://inartis.ch/?lang=en Foundation Inartis] for hosting our activities in Renens for the past four years (2014-2018)<br>
  
 
Spaces:
 
Spaces:
 
::<li>[[UniverCité]]
 
::<li>[[UniverCité]]
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::<li>[https://onlfait.ch/fablab/ FabLab Onl'fait, Genève]
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::<li>[http://openscienceschool.org/ OSS Paris]
 
::<li>[http://lapaillasse.org La Paillasse, Paris]
 
::<li>[http://lapaillasse.org La Paillasse, Paris]
 
::<li>[https://lapaillassaone.wordpress.com Paillasse Saône, Lyon]
 
::<li>[https://lapaillassaone.wordpress.com Paillasse Saône, Lyon]
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Projects:
 
Projects:
::<li>[[Exodes_Urbains | Exodes Urbains]]
 
::<li>[http://echopen.org/index.php?title=Main_Page EchOpen]
 
 
::<li>[http://octanis.org Octanis]
 
::<li>[http://octanis.org Octanis]
 
::<li>[http://hybridoa.org Hybridoa]
 
::<li>[http://hybridoa.org Hybridoa]
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::<li>[http://apéro-sciences.ch/ Apéro Sciences]
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::<li>[http://www.genomicintegrity.org AGiR!]
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::<li>[[Exodes_Urbains | Exodes Urbains]]
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::<li>[http://echopen.org/index.php?title=Main_Page EchOpen]
  
==Where we are==
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Hackuarium is one of the association active at UniverCité, an innovation space under construction since May 2014 in the IRL building in Renens. We have documented our working environment as it has evolved.<br>
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As of December 2015, UniverCité regroups a laboratory, a workshop and coworking space.<br>
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Our original space is under construction work at the moment (April 2017). '''We are temporarily relocated First floor, same building.'''<br>
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=Events=
 
=Events=
  
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Our lab and space are open to the public. Please come and have a chat! And if you have any project ideas or questions [mailto:hello@hackuarium.ch get in touch!]
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<big>'''[[Open_Hackuarium | OpenHackuarium]]: Every Wednesday, 19:00-22:00'''</big>
 
<big>'''[[Open_Hackuarium | OpenHackuarium]]: Every Wednesday, 19:00-22:00'''</big>
  
Our lab and space are open to the public. Please come and have a chat! And if you have any questions [mailto:hello@hackuarium.ch get in touch!]
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You want to [http://wiki.hackuarium.ch/w/Organising_an_Event organise an event at Hackuarium], or with the Hackuarium community?  We have these guidelines so it is easy for any member to do. <br> Not a member? [mailto:hello@hackuarium.ch write us] about your interests! <br>
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(Maybe you will want to join us eventually?  See above for further links to info in this regard!)<br>
  
 
==Upcoming Hackuarium Events==
 
==Upcoming Hackuarium Events==
 
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2019<br>
  
:<li>'''2017.06.27''' Tuesday 09:00-15:00: Inartis Official opening of the 2nd floor REDUX! Sign up [http://univercite.inartis.ch here]!
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:<li>'''2019.11.27''' Wednesday 19:00-22:00: [http://wiki.hackuarium.ch/w/Bactograph Bactograph discussions]!
:<li>'''2017.06.24''' Saturday 10:00-18:00: [[Moving_that_lab_where_it_belongs! | Hackuarium goes back upstairs]] -The lab is moving back to the 2nd floor!
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:<li>'''2017.06.14''' Wednesday 19:30-21:00: [[20170614_OH154 | Dessine moi un Hackuarium vol.2]] - We need to plan our next move to the 2nd floor. Come design the new lab!
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:<li>'''2017.06.07''' Wednesday 19:30-21:00: [[20170607_Board Meeting | Board meeting]] (in place of [[20170608_Board Meeting | this one]])
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or follow our [https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=mgvq9goephpmna0kb7rj9ipei8%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=Europe/Zurich google calendar]<br>
 
or follow our [https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=mgvq9goephpmna0kb7rj9ipei8%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=Europe/Zurich google calendar]<br>
 
==Other Upcoming Events at [http://www.univercite.ch UniverCité]==
 
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==Other Upcoming Events==
 
==Other Upcoming Events==
 
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'''2019'''<br>
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:<li>'''2019.11.20''' Wednesday 14:45-19:30: Technologie génétique ! Et vous ? Discutons-en ! [https://sciencesnaturelles.ch/service/events/115555-technologie-genetique-et-vous-discutons-en- Conference] (in French only), organised by sc|nat, the national academies of science.
  
 
==Past Hackuarium Events==
 
==Past Hackuarium Events==
 
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You can find the complete list of our '''past events''' [[past events | here]].
 
You can find the complete list of our '''past events''' [[past events | here]].
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==Event Organisation==
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You want to organise an event? Go for it!<br>
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Just follow these [[Organising_an_Event | instructions]].<br>
  
 
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=Projects=
 
=Projects=
  
Here, you will find the projects going on in the Hackuarium.
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Here, you will find the projects going on at Hackuarium.
  
 
== Active Projects ==
 
== Active Projects ==
 
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* [[BeeMoS]]
* [[Pushing_the_P1 | The P1 project]]
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* [https://hackuarium.github.io/simple-spectro/ Open source spectrophotometer]
* [[BeerDeCoded]]
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* [http://biodesign.cc/ BIO-DESIGN for the REAL WORLD]
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* [[Living Instruments]]
 
* [[Living Instruments]]
* [[Micro to Macro Water Pollution]] - with [http://www.hammerdirt.ch/ Hammerdirt] and [http://biodesign.cc/ BIO-DESIGN for the REAL WORLD]
 
* [[Spectro-pointer]]
 
 
* [[Darty_Monkeys]]
 
* [[Darty_Monkeys]]
* [[Octanis]] - with more information about their Rover / Balloon [http://octanis.org/rover here]
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* [[AGiR! for genomic integrity | AGiR! projects at Hackuarium]]
* [[Grow%26Mix_Bioink]]
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* [[Urban gardens with rhizobial bacteria]]
* [[unmapping]]
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* [[AGiR! for genomic integrity]]
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* [[Moss Menageries with AGiR!]]
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* [[Open_Source_Bioreactor | Open Source Bioreactor]]
 
* [[Open_Source_Bioreactor | Open Source Bioreactor]]
 
* [[Bioreactor | Steady state bioreactor]]
 
* [[Bioreactor | Steady state bioreactor]]
 
* [[Workshop_Bioprinter| Workshop Bioprinter]]
 
* [[Workshop_Bioprinter| Workshop Bioprinter]]
* [[Colab Biomaterials | Colab Biomaterials]]
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* [[Dans la Drêche]]
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* [[Atelier à GoGo]]
  
 
== Archived Projects ==
 
== Archived Projects ==
 
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* [[Grow%26Mix_Bioink]]
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* [[Micro to Macro Water Pollution]] - with [http://www.hammerdirt.ch/ Hammerdirt] and [http://biodesign.cc/ BIO-DESIGN for the REAL WORLD]
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* [[Spectro-pointer]]
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* [[Terraforming Alkalin Experiments | Terraforming Alkaline Experiments]]
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* [http://wiki.hackuarium.ch/w/Diy-transilluminator DIY Transilluminator]
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* [[Stress Analyzer]]
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* [http://biodesign.cc/ BIO-DESIGN for the REAL WORLD]
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* [[Octanis]] - All projects from the Octanis association have moved to a new space. For more information about their Rover / Balloon [http://octanis.org/rover click here].
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* [http://wiki.hackuarium.ch/w/Crowdfunding2017 Crowdfunding]
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* [[HTGAA | HTGAA]]
 
* [[Hacktion  | Hacktion challenges]]
 
* [[Hacktion  | Hacktion challenges]]
 
* [[Open-Food-DNA |Open-Food-DNA]]
 
* [[Open-Food-DNA |Open-Food-DNA]]
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* [[Compost Bacteria]]
 
* [[Compost Bacteria]]
 
* [[Protein purification systems]]
 
* [[Protein purification systems]]
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= Practical Information =
 
= Practical Information =
  
Following this  [[ Media:Univercite map2-01.png | link]] you will find a general plan of Hackuarium.<br>
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== Rules at Hackuarium ==
Following this [[ Media:Map 2-01.png | link]], you will find the plan of Hackuarium with the position of equipment.
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== [[Life_Main | Rules at Hackuarium]] ==
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We have very few rules at Hackuarium. The goal of the association is to provide freedom to its members, so they can explore beyond what is allowed elsewhere. However, we want members and anyone participating in our activities to feel comfortable and respected. <br>
[[Life_Main | This page ]] describe the code of conduct for Hackuarium members.
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[[Life_Main | This page]] describes the code of conduct for Hackuarium members.<br>
  
==[[Create an Event! | Create an Event!]]==
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== Use of the Biolab (P1 lab=Biosafety Level 1 experiments possible) ==
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As of November 2017, Hackuarium was officially hosting its own P1 laboratory.  While we still lacked some essential infrastructure (-80 freezer, ventilated fume hood), we were (and still are!) working on it...
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[[P1_Lab_Activities| P1 Lab Activities]]
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However, '''the new space in Ecublens has even more challenges''', with the sterile hood not even fitting in the doors (or windows even) of the Biolab! So, while we indeed hoped to again qualify as an official P1, we were not yet sure intil 6June2019, when a visitor from Bern (mandataire from BAFU) came to the lab to inspect everything, and ended up telling us to go on ahead and work (after admin details sorted - address change with BAFU)! What great news! <br>
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The [[Biolab| Biolab Use and Safety]] page specifies equipment and standard operating procedures in the lab in the context of the cooperative in Ecublens. <br>
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12 members have already done the intro to biosecurity (but not all have yet signed their waivers!) and will have 24/7 access to the lab. <br> Interested in developing a project with us?  <br>We look forward to seeing you there!
  
Wiki express for EVENT organisation:
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== Protocols ==
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Many protocols that we use at Hackuarium will be found [[ BioP_Main | here ]] (work in progress).
*Want to organise an event with particulars/companies/universities/your grandpapa and mama????
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Talk to the community, to spread the word (not for permission) —>  slack UC Events (best) and/or board board@hackuarium.ch
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*Is it a WORKSHOP?? All the previous & make sure you get your logistics in order!  Do you need a microgrant?  Just ask!!
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*Is there a SIMILAR workshop ALREADY planned? If yes, negotiate dates and: Do you target the SAME people? If yes, negotiate. If not, no problem. It maybe interesting to see what others do.
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*Go for it! and spread the love for tech, science, art and design.
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== [[Protocols | Protocols]] ==
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All the protocols that we use at Hackuarium will be found [[ BioP_Main | here ]] (work in progress).
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They are detailed and structured so that the main focus is on applications. The idea is to give crucial information on how to apply the most common techniques of the Biology toolbox. The protocols are structured as follow:
 
They are detailed and structured so that the main focus is on applications. The idea is to give crucial information on how to apply the most common techniques of the Biology toolbox. The protocols are structured as follow:
 
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::<li> Information specific to Hackuarium and where to find the components, tools and reagents.
 
::<li> Information specific to Hackuarium and where to find the components, tools and reagents.
  
== [[Instru_Main | Instruments available]] ==
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You can check online the [[http://www.cheminfo.org/?viewURL=https%3A%2F%2Fcouch.cheminfo.org%2Fcheminfo-public%2F200a6e514ad745f3d8b0bf918e2370a3%2Fview.json&loadversion=true&fillsearch=Stock consumables in stock]].
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== Instruments available ==
 
[[Instru_Main | This page ]] describes all the instruments available at Hackuarium (work in progress..), their location and how to use them.
 
[[Instru_Main | This page ]] describes all the instruments available at Hackuarium (work in progress..), their location and how to use them.
  
== Up-to-date list of instruments we still need ==
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=== A list of instruments we still need ===
This [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1agHVlyMzcg_cdjTlg8bABzjHnOc7Gu0B8v2FGhcEabU/edit?usp=sharing on-line document] contains all the instruments, tools and consumables we are looking for. Our standard donation contract (French) [[Contrat_de_donation]]. If your organisation happen to discard a piece of equipment we are (or may be) looking for, [mailto:hello@hackuarium.ch contact us]!
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This [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1agHVlyMzcg_cdjTlg8bABzjHnOc7Gu0B8v2FGhcEabU/edit?usp=sharing on-line document] contains a list of instruments, tools and consumables we are looking for generally. We could also greatly use an '''ordinary dissecting scope (''binocular loupe'') with non-heating illumination for manipulations of microbes''' of all sorts (i.e. for the Moss Menageries). We have a standard donation contract ([[Contrat_de_donation|contrat de donation]], in French) and if your organisation happens to want to discard a piece of equipment we are (or may be) looking for, [mailto:hello@hackuarium.ch contact us]!
  
== [[Where we shop | Where we shop]] ==
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== Where we shop ==
===Wetware===
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Consumables can be purchased from [http://www.huberlab.ch Huber Lab].
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Swiss-based [http://www.smiples.ch Smiples] has a very extensive listing of second hand laboratory and technical items. These can be bought from their online shop or from [https://www.ricardo.ch/online-shop/smiples/?SellerNickName=Smiples Ricardo].
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As a general rule, we do not buy anything. We try to recycle, upcycle, bicycle, epicycle anything we can, or ask around if anyone can provide supplies for free.<br>
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In some cases it does not work out, and so these are the place where we can find what we need.<br>
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In any case, '''Please contact a member of the Board, if you need to order anything in the name of Hackuarium.'''<br>
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===Labware and Reagents===
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Consumables and some chemicals can be purchased from [http://www.huberlab.ch Huber Lab].<br>
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More chemicals can be obtained from [https://www.carlroth.com/ch/en Carl Roth].<br>
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If necessary, other chemicals and biochemicals can be obtained from [https://www.sigmaaldrich.com Sigma Aldrich].<br>
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Molecular biology tools can be purchased from [https://www.qiagen.com/ch/ Qiagen].<br>
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Swiss-based [http://www.smiples.ch Smiples] has a very extensive listing of second hand laboratory and technical items. These can be bought from their online shop or from [https://www.ricardo.ch/online-shop/smiples/?SellerNickName=Smiples Ricardo].<br>
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But most laboratory hardware can be obtained from our network of friends and partners. Get in touch with [[User:Luchenry|Luc Henry]] if you need anything specific and we'll do our best to find it.<br>
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===Organic===
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Algae, protozoa, aquatic life and educational kits: [https://www.sciento.co.uk/ | Sciento] <br>
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Bacteria, global biosource center (Hackuarium has a customer account, shop through our Biosecurity manager): [https://www.lgcstandards-atcc.org/?geo_country=ch | ATCC] <br>
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Carolina.com is another source, much less expensive than ATCC for (for instance) the rhizobial bacterial strain!<br>
  
 
===Hardware===
 
===Hardware===
Options for electronic parts
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Options for electronic parts:
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* [http://www.ebay.com Ebay] (international)
 
* [http://www.ebay.com Ebay] (international)
 
* [http://www.aliexpress.com AliExpress] (China)
 
* [http://www.aliexpress.com AliExpress] (China)
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* [http://www.tmart.com/ Tmart] (Hong Kong)
 
* [http://www.tmart.com/ Tmart] (Hong Kong)
 
* [https://www.pi-shop.ch/ Rasberry pi shop] (Switzerland)
 
* [https://www.pi-shop.ch/ Rasberry pi shop] (Switzerland)
* [http://www.distrelec.ch/ Distrilec] (Switzerland)
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* [http://www.distrelec.ch/ Distrelec] (Switzerland)
  
==How to built a new project page on our Wiki==
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==How to build a new project page on our Wiki==
  
If you want to start or edit a project page on Hackuarium's wiki, please follow these [[Editing the wiki | instructions]].
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If you want to start or edit a project page on Hackuarium's wiki, please follow these [[Editing the wiki | instructions]].<br>
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==Library and ReadingList ==
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== Reading List ==
  
 
=== The DIY biology / Biohacking movement ===
 
=== The DIY biology / Biohacking movement ===
  
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<li>[http://delfanti.org/biohackers/ Biohackers. The politics of open science] by Alessandro Delfanti (2013) London: Pluto Press ([http://delfanti.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Science-2014-Golinelli-521.pdf A review of the book] by [[User:luchenry | Luc Henry]])
 
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<li>[http://delfanti.org/biohackers/ Biohackers. The politics of open science] by Alessandro Delfanti (2013) London: Pluto Press.
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::[http://delfanti.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Science-2014-Golinelli-521.pdf A review] by [[User:luchenry | Luc Henry]]
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<li>[http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40504-016-0039-1 DIY-Bio – economic, epistemological and ethical implications and ambivalences] by Jozef Keulartz and Henk van den Belt (2016) Life Sciences, Society and Policy
 
<li>[http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40504-016-0039-1 DIY-Bio – economic, epistemological and ethical implications and ambivalences] by Jozef Keulartz and Henk van den Belt (2016) Life Sciences, Society and Policy
 
<li>[http://www.biobasedworldnews.com/biohacking-everything-you-need-to-know-about-diy-biology Biohacking] everything you need to know about diy biology, (Accessed 05.2016)<br>
 
<li>[http://www.biobasedworldnews.com/biohacking-everything-you-need-to-know-about-diy-biology Biohacking] everything you need to know about diy biology, (Accessed 05.2016)<br>
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<li>[http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/34457/title/The-Rebirth-of-DIYbio/ The Rebirth of DIYbio] by Jef Akst, The Scientist, March 2013
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<li>Akst, Jef (2013), [http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/34457/title/The-Rebirth-of-DIYbio/ The Rebirth of DIYbio], The Scientist
<li>[https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21829236-300-citizen-scientist-out-of-the-lab-and-onto-the-streets/ Out of the lab and onto the streets] by Kat Austen, New Scientist, June 2013
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<li>Austen, Kat (2013) [https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21829236-300-citizen-scientist-out-of-the-lab-and-onto-the-streets/ Out of the lab and onto the streets], New Scientist
<li>[https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/65/1/112/379448/DIYbio-Alternative-Career-Path-for-Biologists DIYbio - Alternative Career Path for Biologists?] by Beth Baker, BioScience (2015) 65 (1): 112
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<li>Baker, Beth (2015) [https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/65/1/112/379448/DIYbio-Alternative-Career-Path-for-Biologists DIYbio - Alternative Career Path for Biologists?] , BioScience 65 (1): 112
<li>[http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v27/n12/full/nbt1209-1109.html From synthetic biology to biohacking: are we prepared?] by Gaymon Bennett, Nils Gilman, Anthony Stavrianakis & Paul Rabinow, Nature Biotechnology 27, 1109 - 1111 (2009)
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<li>Bennett, Gaymon, Gilman, Nils, Stavrianakis, Anthony and Rabinow, Paul (2009) [http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v27/n12/full/nbt1209-1109.html From synthetic biology to biohacking: are we prepared?], Nature Biotechnology 27, 1109 - 1111
<li>[http://repository.jmls.edu/ripl/vol10/iss3/1/Patent Office as Biosecurity Gatekeeper: Fosering Responsible Science and Building Public Trust in DIY Science] by Brian J. Gorman, J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 423 (2011)
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<li>Brian J. Gorman, J. (2011) [http://repository.jmls.edu/ripl/vol10/iss3/1/Patent Office as Biosecurity Gatekeeper: Fosering Responsible Science and Building Public Trust in DIY Science], Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 423
<li>[http://wi.mobilities.ca/roberta-buiani-biolab-on-wheels-finding-a-space-for-a-diy-bio-lab-in-toronto/ Biolab-on-Wheels: finding a space for a DIY bio lab in Toronto] by Roberta Buiani, Journal of Mobile Media, February 2015
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<li>Buiani, Roberta (2015) [http://wi.mobilities.ca/roberta-buiani-biolab-on-wheels-finding-a-space-for-a-diy-bio-lab-in-toronto/ Biolab-on-Wheels: finding a space for a DIY bio lab in Toronto], Journal of Mobile Media
<li>Charisius, Hanno & Friebe, Richard & Karberg, Sascha - Biohacking: Gentechnik aus der Garage
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<li>Charisius, Hanno & Friebe, Richard & Karberg, Sascha -  
<li>Curry, Helen Anne - From garden biotech to garage biotech: amateur experimental biology in historical perspective
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<li>Curry, Helen Anne (2013) [https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-for-the-history-of-science/article/from-garden-biotech-to-garage-biotech-amateur-experimental-biology-in-historical-perspective/9D00BB50FEF1B11017E95748C9ABF75D From garden biotech to garage biotech: amateur experimental biology in historical perspective]
<li>Davies, Sarah R. & Karin Tybjerg & Louise Whiteley & Thomas Söderqvist - Co-curation as hacking: biohackers in Copenhagen's Medical Museion
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<li>Davies, Sarah R. & Karin Tybjerg & Louise Whiteley & Thomas Söderqvist (2015) [https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cura.12102 Co-curation as hacking: biohackers in Copenhagen's Medical Museion]
<li>Delfanti, Alessandro - Biohackers: The Politics of Open Science
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<li>Delfanti, Alessandro (2012) [https://books.openedition.org/iup/1183?lang=en Tweaking genes in your garage: biohacking between activism and entrepreneurship]
<li>Delfanti, Alessandro - Tweaking genes in your garage: biohacking between activism and entrepreneurship
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<li>Delfanti, Alessandro (2014) [https://escholarship.org/uc/item/4nz3p0hf Is Do-it-Yourself Biology Being Co-opted by Institutions?]
<li>Delfanti, Alessandro - Is Do-it-Yourself Biology Being Co-opted by Institutions?
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<li>Delfanti, Alessandro (2017) [https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/71783/6/Distributed%20biotechnology_preprint.pdf Distributed biotechnology]
<li>Delfanti, Alessandro - Distributed biotechnology
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<li>Delfanti, Alessandro (2011) [http://www.i-r-i-e.net/inhalt/015/015-Delfanti.pdf Hacking genomes. The ethics of open and rebel biology]
<li>Delfanti, Alessandro - Hacking genomes. The ethics of open and rebel biology
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<li>Delgado, Ana - DIYbio: Making things and making futures
 
<li>Delgado, Ana - DIYbio: Making things and making futures
 
<li>Editorial - Empowering citizen scientists
 
<li>Editorial - Empowering citizen scientists
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=== Open Hardware ===
 
=== Open Hardware ===
<li>[http://www.nature.com/news/open-hardware-pioneers-push-for-low-cost-lab-kit-1.19518 Open-hardware, pioneers push for low-cost lab kit]Elizabeth Gibney, Nature, (Accessed 05.2016)<br>
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<li>[http://www.nature.com/news/open-hardware-pioneers-push-for-low-cost-lab-kit-1.19518 Open-hardware, pioneers push for low-cost lab kit] by Elizabeth Gibney, Nature, (Accessed 05.2016)<br>
 
<li>[http://www.appropedia.org/Open-source_Lab#Examples Appropedia] a source of DIY instruments builds, Dr. Joshua Pearce, (Accessed 05.2016)<br>
 
<li>[http://www.appropedia.org/Open-source_Lab#Examples Appropedia] a source of DIY instruments builds, Dr. Joshua Pearce, (Accessed 05.2016)<br>
 
<li>[http://www.ohwr.org/projects/fr_pcb_mm The PCB milling machine], Open Hardware Repository, (Accessed 05.2016)<br>
 
<li>[http://www.ohwr.org/projects/fr_pcb_mm The PCB milling machine], Open Hardware Repository, (Accessed 05.2016)<br>
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<li>[https://blogs.openaire.eu/?p=882 Results held hostage], Francesco Mondada, (Accessed 05.2016)<br>
 
<li>[https://blogs.openaire.eu/?p=882 Results held hostage], Francesco Mondada, (Accessed 05.2016)<br>
 
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==Visual Identity==
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* [[Logo]]
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* [http://wiki.hackuarium.ch/images/9/9d/HackuariumPoster.pdf Our poster in pdf ready to print]
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* Working on a footage for videos (comming soon)
  
 
== Media and Press ==
 
== Media and Press ==
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Please check our [[Press kit]] out. It includes a prototype Press review of most of our media appearances over the years.
  
* 2016.09.27 - Hackuarium is mentioned in a paper by Celia Luterbacher on citizen science: [http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/democratisation_citizen-science--not-a-scientist--not-a-problem/42437940 Citizen science: Not a scientist? Not a problem]
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== EU Paperwork ==
 
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We now have an identification number aka [https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/support/faqs/faq-1055.html Participant Identification Code (PIC)] from the European Participant Portal for any Horizon 2020 application. The Hackuarium PIC number is 907732306. It can be verified on [http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/organisations/register.html# the official search engine].
*2016.09.18 - [[User:Luchenry | Luc Henry]], co-founder of Hackuarium, is interviewed in this podcast on citizen science: [http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/podcast_science-for-non-scientists/42438132 Science for non-scientists]
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== Wanted ==
 
== Wanted ==

Revision as of 15:05, 19 November 2019

Welcome to the wiki of the Hackuarium association, an open public lab, which wishes to democratise research!


At Hackuarium, we want to bring biology (and biologists) to the world, and the real world back to biology. Our laboratory is an excuse to meet and discuss, build and develop ideas in a neutral, open, noncompetitive and not-for-profit environment.

This page was launched during our 1st Ever Hackuarium Wiki Sprint that took place on 7 December 2014. As you might notice quickly, almost everything here is work-in-progress.

Scroll down and find out what this is all about!

Cliquez ici pour accéder à la version française de ce wiki.


BIG NEWS: Hackuarium has moved to a new location, and our P1 lab is again official!
The new address is Route de Crochy 20, 1024 Ecublens

Everyone is welcome to our weekly Open Hackuarium meetings, continuing every Wednesday, 19:00-22:00!

Come join us!

Check the list below for other upcoming events

Hackuarium Poster (Not-for-printing version!!! see Section 7.9 Visual Identity for full size printing version)



What is DIYbio?

DIYbio (Do-It-Yourself biology) is a movement that wants to free the practice of biological research and innovation from the institutional and industrial laboratories. Pursued both by amateurs and professional biologists, DIYbio is developing low-cost and low-tech solutions to problems identified by the community.

The movement is characterised by an extremely diverse set of practices and participants. Some call themselves 'biohackers', in reference to the hacker culture. The quick solution (even if unconventional) is what is meant by hacks...

DIYbio.org and DIYbio.eu are the portals of the international and european communities, respectively.

For more information, visit the Wikipedia page dedicated to DIYbio.

We actually believe more and more in doing DIT (Do-It-Together) Research, not just 'DIYbio,' as this seems much better for Open Science, and it reflects better the scope of the trans-disciplinary projects we do (often not only biology). Another term people like to use is DIWO (Do It With Others)!


What is Hackuarium?

Hackuarium is a not-for-profit association aiming to democratise science through public engagement.

Our laboratories in Ecublens (Switzerland) are open to anyone sharing the values of the association and dedicated to follow the DIYbio Europe ethical guidelines.

Our projects are initiated and carried out by scientists and non-scientists from a variety of backgrounds. They are passionate about tinkering with biology in particular, and technology in general. Some are engineers, architects, designers, IT and computer scientists or retired professionals, but others have no scientific education. They are mostly citizens interested in open and participatory research and innovation, outside the constraints of traditional institutions.

Hackuarium members want to investigate new ways of carrying out interdisciplinary research and innovation, by making their results open, accessible (low-cost), simple and easily reproducible (low-tech) and by promoting an open source philosophy.

And if you are curious where the name comes from, take a look here.

For some History, you know what to do... ;)
To make a long story short, Hackuarium found a new home (yay!) in Ecublens, for the moment, with some like minds!
A cooperative (Space Alliance Coopérative) with two other associations (Octanis & Polymeka) and a few other startups came together to look for a new place to call home and provide space for everyone's projects and work. Our first activities at Route de Crochy 20 started in February 2019.


Where are we located?

Route de Crochy 20, CH-1024 Écublens, Switzerland (Ouest lausannois, m1 Crochy)

The overall map of the new space is shown to the right, with the new Hackuarium located primary in two rooms (marked with our little purple open science octopus logo).
map of the space

The biolab is located in a south facing room of over 22m2, with three windows and a linoleum floor.
We also have a so-called 'inner sanctum' without windows, that is mainly for electronics and chemistry work, but can also be used for some biology studies, especially higher resolution microscopy (with a Raspberry Pi camera on the old Zeiss scope) and bioluminescence studies, but growth of cultures is not allowed in this space.
(there is a carpet!)
There are also other Hackuarium 'assets' around the corner from the biolab, shown as purple rectangles on the map and including the sterile hood and the ultracentrifuge. A closet also contains a great deal of consumables and other labware. (We welcome project ideas that will use some of this! :)
To note: this building is really only a provisional space, as it is destined for destruction in the next 3-5 years!
We will continue to look for a more permanent space, while developing our community further and promoting Open Science!
Our biolab, with controlled P1 access, and the 'inner sanctum' for electronics and imagerie and more are already facilitating project experiments, with more fun in the pipeline with our coop colleagues, like Sam and Raffael from Octanis, who were also early members of Hackuarium. In fact, Octanis was 'born' as a Hackuarium project, luckily for everyone... They are even now giving the old Hackuarium bioreactor project new life, and providing expertise for the new openflexure epifluorscence build!  :)



Who are we?

Our members reflect the diversity that is in and around the Lausanne area.

Check us out, and find out what makes Hackuarium a good mix.

Committee

The current committee was elected during our annual general assembly meeting and duties for each person have been assigned:
For 2019, it is composed of the following people:

  • President: Rachel Aronoff (also Participatory Research Facilitator and Biosafety Officer)
  • Secretary and System Administrator: Yann Heurtaux
  • Treasurer: Masoud Alipour
  • Deputy Biosafety Officer and Communications Coordinator: Olivier Emery
  • Art and Science coordinator: Vanessa Lorenzo
  • Talent scout and evangelist for Academy: Anne-Laure Pittet
  • Community Happiness Coordinator: Esther Calderon
  • Link to the communes of the region of East Lausanne: Joël Christen


The Agenda of the next board meeting can be found here.
The Agenda of the last meeting, can be found here.

Members and Membership

Do you have a project in mind? Do you just want to support us?

Hackuarium operates on a membership basis, even though all events are open to anyone, including non-members.

The monthly membership fee is 20 CHF. It gives 24/7 access to the lab.

We would love to have you as a member! Just follow the instructions below.

Want to join?

  • We have a form on the website, to fast-track joining the community, if you are keen, perhaps after a few #OpenHackuarium experiences (every Wednesday evening is open to the public).
  • Read some helpful info here.
  • Write an email to hello@hackuarium.ch and give us a short description of:
    • Yourself, your interests, your background
    • What you would like to learn or do at Hackuarium

Friends of Hackuarium

We would like to thank the Foundation Inartis for hosting our activities in Renens for the past four years (2014-2018)

Spaces:

  • UniverCité
  • FabLab Onl'fait, Genève
  • OSS Paris
  • La Paillasse, Paris
  • Paillasse Saône, Lyon
  • The BioFoundry, Sydney
  • Bioquisitive, Melbourne
  • Projects:

  • Octanis
  • Hybridoa
  • Apéro Sciences
  • AGiR!
  • Exodes Urbains
  • EchOpen

  • Events

    Our lab and space are open to the public. Please come and have a chat! And if you have any project ideas or questions get in touch!

    OpenHackuarium: Every Wednesday, 19:00-22:00

    You want to organise an event at Hackuarium, or with the Hackuarium community? We have these guidelines so it is easy for any member to do.
    Not a member? write us about your interests!
    (Maybe you will want to join us eventually? See above for further links to info in this regard!)

    Upcoming Hackuarium Events


    2019

  • 2019.11.27 Wednesday 19:00-22:00: Bactograph discussions!

  • or follow our google calendar

    Other Upcoming Events


    2019

  • 2019.11.20 Wednesday 14:45-19:30: Technologie génétique ! Et vous ? Discutons-en ! Conference (in French only), organised by sc|nat, the national academies of science.
  • Past Hackuarium Events


    You can find the complete list of our past events here.


    Event Organisation

    You want to organise an event? Go for it!

    Just follow these instructions.


    Projects

    Here, you will find the projects going on at Hackuarium.

    Active Projects

    Archived Projects


    Practical Information

    Rules at Hackuarium

    We have very few rules at Hackuarium. The goal of the association is to provide freedom to its members, so they can explore beyond what is allowed elsewhere. However, we want members and anyone participating in our activities to feel comfortable and respected.

    This page describes the code of conduct for Hackuarium members.

    Use of the Biolab (P1 lab=Biosafety Level 1 experiments possible)

    As of November 2017, Hackuarium was officially hosting its own P1 laboratory. While we still lacked some essential infrastructure (-80 freezer, ventilated fume hood), we were (and still are!) working on it... More can be found out about use of that previous facility by following the next link... P1 Lab Activities However, the new space in Ecublens has even more challenges, with the sterile hood not even fitting in the doors (or windows even) of the Biolab! So, while we indeed hoped to again qualify as an official P1, we were not yet sure intil 6June2019, when a visitor from Bern (mandataire from BAFU) came to the lab to inspect everything, and ended up telling us to go on ahead and work (after admin details sorted - address change with BAFU)! What great news!
    The Biolab Use and Safety page specifies equipment and standard operating procedures in the lab in the context of the cooperative in Ecublens.
    12 members have already done the intro to biosecurity (but not all have yet signed their waivers!) and will have 24/7 access to the lab.
    Interested in developing a project with us?
    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Protocols

    Many protocols that we use at Hackuarium will be found here (work in progress). They are detailed and structured so that the main focus is on applications. The idea is to give crucial information on how to apply the most common techniques of the Biology toolbox. The protocols are structured as follow:

  • A scheme describing each
  • A brief description of the protocol and its use
  • A description of the different ways of carrying out the protocol. Ideally there should be a description of a commercial kit and a DIY kit.
  • A description of the safety issues and best practice
  • Information specific to Hackuarium and where to find the components, tools and reagents.
  • Consumables in stock

    You can check online the [consumables in stock].

    Instruments available

    This page describes all the instruments available at Hackuarium (work in progress..), their location and how to use them.

    A list of instruments we still need

    This on-line document contains a list of instruments, tools and consumables we are looking for generally. We could also greatly use an ordinary dissecting scope (binocular loupe) with non-heating illumination for manipulations of microbes of all sorts (i.e. for the Moss Menageries). We have a standard donation contract (contrat de donation, in French) and if your organisation happens to want to discard a piece of equipment we are (or may be) looking for, contact us!

    Where we shop

    As a general rule, we do not buy anything. We try to recycle, upcycle, bicycle, epicycle anything we can, or ask around if anyone can provide supplies for free.

    In some cases it does not work out, and so these are the place where we can find what we need.

    In any case, Please contact a member of the Board, if you need to order anything in the name of Hackuarium.

    Labware and Reagents

    Consumables and some chemicals can be purchased from Huber Lab.
    More chemicals can be obtained from Carl Roth.
    If necessary, other chemicals and biochemicals can be obtained from Sigma Aldrich.
    Molecular biology tools can be purchased from Qiagen.

    Swiss-based Smiples has a very extensive listing of second hand laboratory and technical items. These can be bought from their online shop or from Ricardo.
    But most laboratory hardware can be obtained from our network of friends and partners. Get in touch with Luc Henry if you need anything specific and we'll do our best to find it.

    Organic

    Algae, protozoa, aquatic life and educational kits: | Sciento
    Bacteria, global biosource center (Hackuarium has a customer account, shop through our Biosecurity manager): | ATCC
    Carolina.com is another source, much less expensive than ATCC for (for instance) the rhizobial bacterial strain!

    Hardware

    Options for electronic parts:

    How to build a new project page on our Wiki

    If you want to start or edit a project page on Hackuarium's wiki, please follow these instructions.

    Reading List

    The DIY biology / Biohacking movement

  • Biohackers. The politics of open science by Alessandro Delfanti (2013) London: Pluto Press (A review of the book by Luc Henry)
  • DIY-Bio – economic, epistemological and ethical implications and ambivalences by Jozef Keulartz and Henk van den Belt (2016) Life Sciences, Society and Policy
  • Biohacking everything you need to know about diy biology, (Accessed 05.2016)
  • Genspace gets funding, PRNewswire, (Accessed 05.2016)
  • Learn from DIY biologists, Todd Kuiken, Nature, (Accessed 05.2016)

    And a much more complete list by Massimiliano Simons, KU Leuven:

  • Akst, Jef (2013), The Rebirth of DIYbio, The Scientist
  • Austen, Kat (2013) Out of the lab and onto the streets, New Scientist
  • Baker, Beth (2015) DIYbio - Alternative Career Path for Biologists? , BioScience 65 (1): 112
  • Bennett, Gaymon, Gilman, Nils, Stavrianakis, Anthony and Rabinow, Paul (2009) From synthetic biology to biohacking: are we prepared?, Nature Biotechnology 27, 1109 - 1111
  • Brian J. Gorman, J. (2011) Office as Biosecurity Gatekeeper: Fosering Responsible Science and Building Public Trust in DIY Science, Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 423
  • Buiani, Roberta (2015) Biolab-on-Wheels: finding a space for a DIY bio lab in Toronto, Journal of Mobile Media
  • Charisius, Hanno & Friebe, Richard & Karberg, Sascha -
  • Curry, Helen Anne (2013) From garden biotech to garage biotech: amateur experimental biology in historical perspective
  • Davies, Sarah R. & Karin Tybjerg & Louise Whiteley & Thomas Söderqvist (2015) Co-curation as hacking: biohackers in Copenhagen's Medical Museion
  • Delfanti, Alessandro (2012) Tweaking genes in your garage: biohacking between activism and entrepreneurship
  • Delfanti, Alessandro (2014) Is Do-it-Yourself Biology Being Co-opted by Institutions?
  • Delfanti, Alessandro (2017) Distributed biotechnology
  • Delfanti, Alessandro (2011) Hacking genomes. The ethics of open and rebel biology
  • Delgado, Ana - DIYbio: Making things and making futures
  • Editorial - Empowering citizen scientists
  • Eggleson, Kathleen - Transatlantic Divergences in Citizen Science Ethics - Comparative Analysis of the DIYbio Code of Ethics Drafts of 2011
  • Gewin, Virginia - Independent streak
  • Golinelli, Stefano & Guido Ruivenkamp - Do-it-yourself biology: Action research within the life sciences
  • Grushkin, D., Kuiken, T., Millet, P - Seven Myths & Realities about Do-It-Yourself Biology
  • Grushkin, Daniel - Am I a biohazard?
  • Holloway, Dustin - Regulating Amateurs
  • Jefferson, Chaterine - Governing Amateur Biology: Extending Respnonsible Research and Innovation in Synthetic Biology to New Actors
  • Kean, Sam - A Lab of Their Own
  • Kelty, Christopher - Outlaw, hackers, victorian amateurs: diagnosing publich participation in the life sciences today
  • Kera, Denisa - Hackerspaces and DIYbio in Asia: connecting science and community with open data, kits and protocols
  • Kera, Denisa - Innovation regimes based on collaborative and global tinkering: Synthetic biology and nanotechnology in the hackerspaces
  • Kuiken, Todd - DIYbio: Low Risk, High Potential
  • Kuiken, Todd - Learn from Do-It-Yourself Biologists
  • Kuznetsov, Stacey - Expanding Our Visions of Citizen Science
  • Kuznetsov, Stacey & Alex Taylor & Tim Regan & Nicolas Villar & Eric Paulos - At the seams: DIYbio and opportunities for HCI
  • Kuznetsov, Stacey & Carrie Doonan & Nathan Wilson & Swarna Mohan & Scott E. Hudson & Eric Paulson - DIYbio Things: Open Source Biology Tools as Platforms fo rHybrid Knowledge Production and Scientific Participation
  • Landrain, Thomas & Meyer, Morgan & Perez, Ariel Martin & Sussan, Remi - Do-it-yourself biology: challenges and promises for an open science and technology movement
  • Lisa Z. Scheifele & Thomas Burkett - The First Three Years of a Community Lab: Lessons Learned and Ways Forward
  • McKenna, Phil - Rise of the garage genome hackers
  • Meyer, Morgan - Build your own lab
  • Meyer, Morgan - Domesticating and democratizing science: a geography of do-it-yourself biology
  • Meyer, Morgan - Hacking Life? The Politics and Poetics of DIY Biology
  • Meyer, Morgan - Bricoler, domestiquer et contourner la science
  • Nascimento, Susana & Angela Guimaraes Pereira & Alessia Ghezzi - From Citizen Science to Do It Yourself Science
  • NSABB - Strategies to Educate Amateur Biologists and Scientists in Non-life Science Disciplines About Dual use Research in the Life Science
  • Schmidt, Markus - Diffusion of synthetic biology
  • Scudellari, Megan - Biology Hacklabs
  • Seyfried, Günter & Pei, Lei & Schmidt, Markus - European do-it-yourself (DIY) biology: Beyond the hope, hype and horror
  • Sholette, Gregory - Disciplining the avant-garde: The United States versus the Critical Art Ensemble
  • Sipra Bihani & Michael Hartman & Florian Sobiegalla & Amanda rosenberg - Comparing network strutures of commercial and non-commercial biohacking online-communities
  • Söderberg, Johan & Delfanti, Alessandro - Hacking Hacked! The Life Cycles of Digital Innovation
  • Söderberg, Johan & Delfanti, Alessandro - Repurposing the hacker. Three temporalities of recuperation
  • Tocchetti, Sara - DIYbiologists as 'Makers' of Personal Biologies
  • Tocchetti, Sara - What kind of work we are doing now and what kind of work we want to do
  • Tocchetti, Sara & Sara Angeli Aguiton - Is an FBI Agent an DIY Biologist Like Any Oter? A Cultural Analysis of a Biosecurity Risk
  • Trojok, Rüdiger - Biohacking: Gentechnologie für Alle
  • van Boheemen, Pieter & Huib de Vriend - Do-it-yourself biology: Een verkenning van ontwikkelingen in Nederland
  • Wohlsen, Marcus - Biopunk: Solving Biotech's Biggest Problems in Kitchens and Garages

    Open Hardware

  • Open-hardware, pioneers push for low-cost lab kit by Elizabeth Gibney, Nature, (Accessed 05.2016)
  • Appropedia a source of DIY instruments builds, Dr. Joshua Pearce, (Accessed 05.2016)
  • The PCB milling machine, Open Hardware Repository, (Accessed 05.2016)
    More
  • http://www.creativeapplications.net/processing/sensortape-3d-aware-dense-sensor-network-on-a-tape/, Sensory network on a roll of tape, Filip Visnjic, (Accessed 05.2016)
  • RedEye Oxygen Sensing Patches, Ocean Optics, (Accessed 05.2016)

    Art

  • Rainbow wasp nests, Mattia Menchetti, (Accessed 05.2016)
  • Dirty beats making music with bacteria, Interspecifics(Accessed 05.2016)
    More1, More2, More3

    Ideas/Concepts/Science

  • The new tree of life TED (Accessed 05.2016)
  • Rethinking work, Yann Heurtaux, (Accessed 05.2016)
  • That plastic bottle cutter, Pavel & Ian, (Accessed 05.2016)

    Open Source

  • Results held hostage, Francesco Mondada, (Accessed 05.2016)

    Visual Identity

    Media and Press

    Please check our Press kit out. It includes a prototype Press review of most of our media appearances over the years.

    EU Paperwork

    We now have an identification number aka Participant Identification Code (PIC) from the European Participant Portal for any Horizon 2020 application. The Hackuarium PIC number is 907732306. It can be verified on the official search engine.

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