We successfully passed the 1st year of existence without blowing up anything (major) or running into deep dead ends (that we know of). This calls for celebration by way of showcasing a group shot from our recent lab retreat!
Also, here is a fishy video recently taken in India. Go zebrafish!
This June on Sunday the 25th, we will have our own booth at the Sussex University Community Festival. Our PhD student Noora will have a showcase with a DIY hyperspectral scanner, and explain how it can be used to understand the visual world animals that are living under water and on land! The event is free and open for everyone, you can read more here.
Chris’ paper on OpenSpritzer, a DIY Picospritzer is out at Nature Scientific Reports. We are particularly chuffed about this one as it’s the 1st non-review/dispatch type article coming entirely out of the new lab. Well done Chris
and our delightful co-authors from UCT, South Africa
Forman CJbioRxiv version). pdf.
, Tomes H, Mbobo B, Burman, RJ, Jacobs M, , Raimondo JV . Openspritzer: an open hardware pressure ejection system for reliably delivering picolitre volumes. Nat Sci Rep. 7:2188. (
We are delighted to welcome our latest addition to the lab. A physicist by training, Filip joins us following his postdoc in the lab of Emre Yaksi (Trondheim, Norway).
We are delighted to run a FENS workshop/symposium on Open Labware at the upcoming FENS 2018 conference in Berlin (July 2018).
3D print your own lab equipment: Open Hardware, Education and Global Research Capacity building
We will present an overview of today’s possibilities to cheaply and efficiently build state-of-the-art research equipment using only 3D printed parts, microcontrollers and off-the-shelf electronic sensors and actuators. Moreover, we will present use cases of these types of developments in research, education and global capacity building, with examples taken from the Western and Central Europe as well as sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
Greg Gage – co-founder of Backyard Brains and TED senior fellow.
Ivana Gadjanski – University of Belgrade, TED Fellow and co-founder of Pubsonic
Lucia Prieto Godino – University of Lausanne / The Crick Institute, London and co-founder of TReND in Africa
Andre Maia Chagas – University of Tuebingen, TReND in Africa and founder of OpeNeuroscience.com
(Chair: Tom Baden)
Nature Technology Editor Jeffrey Perkel picked up on our recent bioRxiv upload describing how to build our “100 Euro lab” and wrote this nice blog about it!