XOR Conference Chugging Along: Mac Cowell to Talk About DIY Bioengineering

March 9, 2009


Absolutely kickass.

Mac Cowell, the mastermind behind Boston-based do-it-yourself bioengineering superteam DIYBio, will be speaking at XOR 2009! DIYBio’s activities are all over the place: from macroscopic naturalism (watching birds) to molecular naturalism (sequencing part of your own genome or bacterial populations) to biological engineering (building resveratrol-synthesizing yeast for brewing healthy beer) to building low-cost, open-source alternative lab equipment.

Mac will talk about what he does and what he’s been cooking up lately, and give an update on the current state of the garage/basement biotechnology world. He’s also potentially will be doing a live demo, so stay tuned…


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