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IGEM team meeting notes 5 19 14
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=== Cheese making === Miyoko Schinner - vegan chef and TV host, has written books on vegan cheese and has signed up on our meetup list. I'll (Ahnon) contact her directly.... just sent her em via meetup. === Background research == == Break out into sub-groups == === IP Issues discussion === Marc: should definitely patent, and do defensive license; willing to write up draft asap Patrik: fastest way to get most people eating vegan cheese would be patent the heck out of it, show it can be made cheaper than cow's milk, and sell the IP to Kraft. - If that is the *only* issue we care about. Mallory: if you open everything, then groups with most resources will get the upper hand Mallory was basically making the argument that big incumbent corps will take what we made and make lots of profits. === Fundraising === Patrik: If we have a fundraiser we really should put a lot of effort behind it. Ahnon: needs to contact Amyris again Patrik: needs to contact Bruce German to ask about companies working on breast milk nutritional supplements Advait: http://www.ncbiotech.org/research-grants/research-funding/biotechnology-research - too late to apply, maybe next year Advait: http://www.gofundme.com/ http://www.rockethub.com/ http://peerbackers.com/ Jamie and Marc will contact PETA office in Oakland (do they have contact with Patrick Brown as well?P Shashank: Viz. Amyris, saw Greg Warner at BioCurious today. Shashank - please remind Greg to join the iGEM team! I don't think he' son our mailing list yet. Do you have an email for him? Maybe the one I've been using doesn't work -- Patrik He was away on vacation..i have a netcom.com email.will forward a note to both of you...-s email@example.com - yeah, the ix.netcom one is the one I've been using http://www.gofundme.com/ http://scistarter.com/ https://experiment.com/ === Molecular biology === iGEM DNA distribution kit: http://parts.igem.org/Help:2014_DNA_Distribution Proposed goals for upcoming week: * Finalize construct design * Plan initial experiments necessary to get "band on a gel" verification of casein and kinase expression * Make list of all required reagents, tools and other consumables, including gBlocks and primers * Reach out to companies asking for donated reagents (and plasmids from DNA 2.0) === Cheese making ===
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