Biomaker Challenge and OpenPlant Fund Mixer

  • Postdoc Centre (Basement) 16 Mill Lane Cambridge, England, CB2 1SB United Kingdom

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This event provides an opportunity to discuss your ideas for OpenPlant Fund proposals for innovative and interdisciplinary projects in plant synthetic biology or prototyping projects for the Biomaker Challenge.

Come along for an introduction to the opportunities, a chance to present your initial proposals and to meet potential collaborators over drinks and snacks.

A group will go for dinner in The Eagle after the event, all welcome.

The OpenPlant Fund (deadline 30 Jun 2017)

The OpenPlant Fund supports innovative, open and interdisciplinary projects relevant to plant Synthetic Biology. The next call for applications is now open and will close on 4 March 2016. 

The OpenPlant Fund has already supported 40 projects with very diverse aims, from lab-based projects to generate and characterise DNA parts, through hardware and software projects to workshops in intellectual property, hackathons and outreach.

The Biomaker Challenge (deadline 23 Jun 2017)

Biomaker Challenge is a four-month programme challenging interdisciplinary teams to build low-cost sensors and instruments for biology. From colorimeters to microfluidics and beyond, we’re looking for frugal, open source and DIY approaches to biological experiments.

Participants will receive a Biomaker Toolkit and a discretionary budget for additional sensors, components, consumables and 3D-printing worth up to £1000. All teams will exhibit their device at a Biomaker Fayre in early November.

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