We are TriDIYBio
The Triangle DIYbio group’s mission is to further the idea that anyone can participate in the exciting scientific fields of biology, genetic engineering, and biotechnology. We strive to provide the tools, knowledge, and support to the local area in order to build a vibrant community of enabled citizen scientists and empowered Do-It-Yourself biologists! We are building a lab and are currently part of SplatSpace.
What are we trying to do?
We want to provide the Research Triangle area of North Carolina with access to a community-based wet lab. In this lab our members will be able to host workshops on current cutting-edge biology techniques, meet and discuss the latest in open-source research, and explore interesting questions by doing hands-on group research projects.
What can you do with DIYbio?
Do-It-Yourself biology has come to mean a lot of different things. Some great examples of projects created by community bio labs include:
Innovative group research projects such as The Vegan Cheese project and Open Source Insulin
Designing, building, and repairing your own tailor-made scientific equipment for ultra-low cost (e.g. OpenPCR project)
The DIY CRISPR project, making tools and reagants available to a wider audience of scientists
Exploring the mysteries of your genome by doing your own personal genetic testing
Learning about the microbiological world around you by surveying your own backyard, local park, or public restroom for species of bacteria and microbes
Building a home based DIYBio lab, locally Ronin Genetics is such a space.
Experienced Scientists, Inexperienced Scientists, Teachers, Computer Science professionals, Engineers, Artists, Entrepreneurs, Enthusiasts...All are welcome!
We invite you to join our online discussion, and join us at our monthly meetings, currently being held online. Our physical space is currently at SplatSpace (see splatspace.org for directions). Our communications and meetings are free and open to everyone.
Simply fill out the contact form to indicate your interest and we will invite you to our slack group as well as add you to our monthly newsletter mailing list.
Tom at: tarandall at gmail.com