Welcome to BIODESIGN for the REAL WORLD wiki.
BIODESIGN for the REAL WORLD is a transdisciplinary and collaborative research project addressing water quality.
Here is the wiki page where we document our work - follow our advances on this project on biodesign.cc.
- 1 About
- 2 Projects
- 3 Reading Material
- 4 Events
- 5 Funding
- 6 Hardware, Software, and Wetware
- 7 Press Kit
- 8 Other places you can find us
BIO-DESIGN for the REAL WORLD explores how biology and biotechnology can be designed within social contexts.
As a powerful technological medium after industrial and digital revolutions, implementation and design solutions for biology and biotechnology must reflect a diversity of voices to be meaningful in society, not only to be guided by concerns of a few.
We are interested in
- Real world problems
- Horizontal exchange
- Open and transdisciplinary approach
- Real world problems
Read more about our interests here About
BIODESIGN for the REAL WORLD is an open collaborative project - we welcome your contributions.
To start a project or to note down an idea, name your project, and please use this Project Template
To find projects that are looking for collaborators, see the Help Wanted page.
Bioreporter Detection of Heavy Metals
- Arsenic Prototype 4.0: Documentation of the fluorescence and absorption measurement device to use with the bacterial bioreporters. Or, check out the entire Chronology of the prototypes.
- Mediated Landscapes and Mercury bioreporters with Vanessa Lorenzo Toquero
- Micro to Macro Water Pollution - collaboration with Hammerdirt and Hackuarium
- Water Sampling protocols
- Fixed Sensor A fixed water quality sensing station sending reports continuously.
Biodiversity as Measure of Health
Lifepatch's interdisciplinary collaborative project among communities in Yogyakarta. This project has activities to discover the watersheds, especially in urban areas in Yogyakarta.
For English, click on the menu on the right, or try this link.
Alphabetized project list of all ongoing projects
Documentation of final reports from EPFL (CH) teams:
Please park any ideas, brainstorming results here.
- Water Purification
- Bacteria lyophilization
- Zebrafish bioreporters
- Environmental Estrogen bioreporters
- Our blog with regular updates on current activities.
- The old wiki with former student activities and reports.
- The References page.
- Bioreporter FAQ
If you would like to propose an event, please use the template here.
This summer - water collection trip to Valais
Winter and Summer Schools
Winter School 2016
- Together with the BRAAVOO project and Envirobot, biodesign for the real world ran a winter school from 31 January - 6 February 2016 in Lausanne CH, where participants built a bioreporter (molecular biology) and a DIY fluorescence detector.
Water Collection Field Trips
- Lac de Salanfe and Ottans 2015: Water collection trip with the prototype in a lake draining a former arsenic mine in Valais/Wallis, Switzerland
- Bangalore and Surrounding Areas 2014: Big water collection effort by (art)ScienceBLR in Bangalore, India
- Tech4Dev Waterhackathon CH 2014 in collaboration with hackteria
- Coliform bacteria detection workshop with Children 2013 by Lifepatch, Yogyakarta Indonesia
- Coliform bacteria detection workshop 2013 by Lifepatch, Yogyakarta Indonesia
- Hack-a-Taq 2013 Lausanne, Switzerland
- Fermento Incubator Workshop 2013 Lausanne, Switzerland
- Water sampling workshop 2013 by Lifepatch, Yogyakarta Indonesia
Here is a list of direct funding biodesign for the real world has received for our activities.
Other funding related to hosting events are noted in each of the event sub-pages.
|2014 - 2015||Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation||Partial salary, materials for Thomas Vetterli||Proposal, Final Report|
|2014 - 2015||EPFL CoDEV SEED Money Program||For IN, ID, and CH||Proposal, Final Report|
|2014||SNSF International Exploratory Workshop Grant IZ32Z0_155308||Water Hackathon: Open Source Technologies for Rivers, Oceans and Lakes
For inviting participants for the Tech4Dev Waterhackathon
|Proposal, Final Report|
|2013 - 2014||EPFL CoDEV SEED Money Program||For IN, ID, and CH||Proposal, Final Report Financial Summary|
Hardware, Software, and Wetware
With the funding from EPFL's CoDEV SEED Money Program (2013-2014), Lifepatch and (Art)ScienceBLR have infrastructure to support biology experiments.
In Lausanne, we are housed at hackuarium for our wetlab, and P1 activities are carried out at EPFL.
Equipment to which we have access:
Other places you can find us
- Biodesign.cc - This is a chronological blog format of our activities
- Biodesign for the Real World GitHub
- EPFL page - This is the EPFL project page for Biodesign for the Real World.
- van der Meer Lab at UNIL, with which we collaborate on the bioreporters
- lifepatch.org - Lifepatch is a citizens initiative in art, science, and technology based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. They are one of the three partners of the Biodesign for the Real World project.
- The Jogjya River Project - This is the project page in English, of Lifepatch's Jogjya River Project.
- (art)scienceBLR is based in Bangalore, India and is one of the three partners of the Biodesign for the Real World project.
- Hackteria - We are part of the greater hackteria network. Hackteria is a webplatform and collection of Open Source Biological Art Projects, as well as an loosely knit globally active network of practitioners who collaborate and contribute to the hackteria projects.
- Hackuarium - A biohacker space in Renens, Switzerland, where we are part of the community in the Lausanne and surrounding area.
Our Links - Slides - Videos
- Collection of links on biodesign delicious
- Our presentations on Slideshare
- Biodesign videos on vimeo
- (art)sciencBLR’s videos on youtube, here and here
- Lifepatch videos on vimeo and now youtube
- in vivo magazine article Science off the Beaten Path by E. Freudenreich IN VIVO magazine - Think Health Issue No.7 12.2015 pp.44-48.