DIYbio:Meetings/16-Dec-2008 Hi-Five 2
Great chat everyone! Just to recap (more below), everyone gave a super fast overview of a project they are working on; we talked about Conferences; where a diygem team could work; and biosafety issues.
It was a great call, even if skype and tokbox flaked out on us a little bit.
- add links to the projects listed below next to your names
- use doodle to schedule next meeting
- review and add to the Action Items section
Attendees: (and project)
- Jason Bobe - bioweathermaps
- Jonathan Cline - Melaminometer User:Jonathan_Cline/Notebook/Melaminometer
- Mac Cowell - diygem 2009 team
- Tito Jankowski - public perception, GelBox 2.0, Safety Manual
- Jason Kelly - ginkgo
- Jason Morrison - Smartlab Table
- David Nunez - Smartlab Table
- Len Sassaman - GloGurt
- Norman Wang - GelBox 2.0
- Alec Nielsen - Turbidostat
16 dec 2008 ~7:00 pm EST: Skype + TokBox (worked ok - skype crashed once, not everyone had a cam)
- introductions + 30 seconds about your DIYbio project
- review and revise agenda
- Possible Discussion Topics:
- opportunities for presenting diy work (as discussed at last meeting)
- SynBERC Student Leadership Council (SLC) sponsored video project
- locations for a boston diy iGEM team to work - see action items
- safety, hardware, press, funding, website, igem project brainstorming, and more!
- http://www.codecon.org/2009/ sfo apr 17-19 invites biohack project presentations
BioSafety & BioSecurity
this summary is from last meeting - please add your thoughts as discussed "Won't diybio enable tomorrows bioterrorists?"
- ultralights vs. flightschool (dedicated terrorists won't be amateurs)
- better to live in world w/ lots of experts (99.999999999% who are well intentioned)
- wrong focus: bioerror way bigger threat than bioterror
- we believe in certification programs; they impose constraints, but increase the ability of people to do the activity because it is explicity allowed
- ham radio
- recreational diving
- ultralight flying
- Food for thought: what activites are allowed without a license? Exploratory bio, sure, but what about transforming dna purchased from the already-regulated synthesis companies?
That's about it. I'd like to schedule a group chat specifically about diygem teams this thursday evening est - does that work for everyone interested (alec, jasonm, meredith, etc.)?
- Mac: get project description q/a from each person via email
- Mac: start list that keeps track of calls for "biohacking papers, presentations, posters, etc"
- Jason M: draft email to Biogen Idec about DIYbio field trip
- eveyone: use doodle to schedule next meeting