Biotechnology for all - SATW INFO focuses on "Do-it-yourself" biology
The workshop “DIY laboratory equipment for bioanalytics” focused on how biohacking and DIY strategies could be used as meaningful teaching units. The new edition of SATW INFO provides some answers.
Biotechnological research is no longer limited to specialist laboratories: a growing community of biologists, amateur enthusiasts and technophiles is experimenting in kitchens, workshops and DIY laboratories. Some people view the democratisation of biotechnology as a threat, others as an opportunity to gain a better under- standing of complex scientific interrelationships within society.
In collaboration with FHNW and the “Hackteria” network, SATW organised a two-day workshop on “DIY labora- tory equipment for bioanalytics” in October 2014. The August edition of SATW INFO gives an overview of the results and discussions.