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Biohackerspaces[edit | edit source]

This is a very short and incomplete list. There is an overly complete, but not updated, list at DIYbiosphere and you can find the raw data here. There is also a list on which probably isn't up to date either and you can always check out the wiki which lists a large percentage of all global hackerspaces, makerspaces, fablabs and similar.

Large, well-equipped and long-running biohackerspace
Experiment with friends!
Events free. $80 per month. Sponsored free memberships available
GaudiLabs is now a for profit LLC that sells products. Everything is open source/hardware. Unclear if it is a private space or open to new members / drop-in visitors.
The lab space is part of the Bitwäscherei hackerspace collective

Chats[edit | edit source]

Maybe the most active biohacking chat?
Chat and virtual meetup about open lab automation
There is also a bridge from Discord but it doesn't seem to be perfect
Intersection of biohacking and transhumanism

Online and in-person communities[edit | edit source]

The oldest and probably biggest mailing list for biohacking. Not much traffic but a lot of people listening.
Molecular biology forum. Not super active.
A community and unconference around Open Science Hardware
There are several regional GOSH groups such as AfricaOSH and reGOSH which covers Latin America and the Caribbean
A global network of people, a wiki and a physical lab
The physical lab is located in Zurich as part of the Bitwäscherei hackerspace collective.
An online community focused on environmental community science
An annual gathering of people working on biohacking and biohackerspaces
An online platform where a bunch of community projects are hosted but appears offline as of this writing (February 2023)

Individual biohackers - Blogs, vlogs, tubers, etc.[edit | edit source]

Instructions for DIY lab hardware, including electrophoresis box, tissue culture hood, heater block, and monochromator. Also lab hardware teardowns and repairs.
A plant biohacker. Also does some bio hardware hacking. Very active on twitter
Also has a mastodon account and a blog for his lab
Periodically sells various open plasmids and other wetware. Previously on etsy (got banned), sometimes on twitter and sometimes here.
Based in New York City
CCL has a set of his chromoprotein strains as glycerol stocks (archived March 2023). Ask Marc Juul or Tim Dobbs.
Blog posts about sequencing, halophiles and opentrons
Works with (part of?) Binomica Labs in New York City
Also has a main website and github
Some interesting stuff but also published a video about NFTs :(
Free molecular biology courses, open hardware and wetware designs, info on low-tech plasmid/strain storage, etc.
Also has a YouTube channel
Lots of great wetlab and drylab protocols in video form
Also on youtube
Not a single person but youtube talks by a bunch of synbio students
Mostly focused on C. Elegans but has generally interesting stuff
e.g. Using LEDs as a low cost source to detect GFP and DsRED
Youtube channel with videos of common lab techniques, e.g. how to do PCR, how to use a Centrifuge, etc.

Protocols[edit | edit source]

Protocols for DNA extractions, gel electrophoresis, PCR and sequencing
Lots of protocols on cloning, PCR, phages, sequencing, freezing strains and more.
Huge wiki with lots of protocols and info in general
Lots of great wetlab and drylab protocols in video form
Also on youtube

Software[edit | edit source]

Calculate Tm and other oligo properties
The official release no longer runs or builds on modern systems so this is an unofficial update