The BioBricks Foundation:Standards/Technical/BBF WetLab Challenges

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BBF WetLab Challenges

Vincent 05:05, 11 February 2008 (CST): I tried to summarize the ongoing discussion. Feel free to edit as you like.

Suggested Mission Statement

To bring the BBF community together ,on a regular basis, to support and challenge the establishment of wet-lab related standards in the area of biological engineering.


  • Build critical mass to generate valuable experimental data
  • Test reliability and reproducibility of proposed Standards
  • Foster BBF community

Targeted Audience

  • BBF enthusiasts
  • iGEM students

Possible topics

Suggested workflow

  1. Define a list of parts ,or protocols, to be challenged/characterized --online--
  2. BFF community vote for the top priority (doodle type) --online--
  3. Define a common protocol to follow on the day --online--
  4. Define how the data are going to be stored/shared for future analysis --online--
  5. Organize wet lab session --face to face--
  6. Collect data and share them (take pictures and video) --face to face--
  7. Analysis and discussion of the outcomes --online--
  1. a new cycle starts ...

Practical Issues

  • 1-2 days activities (week-end type of events), it is a constrain for some experimental work.
  • Every 4-6 months
  • Centralized versus Decentratized wet lab organization
    • Vincent 05:05, 11 February 2008 (CST): I would prefer centralized as it helps to build community spirit, at least regional-type of gathering.
  • Storing and Sharing data generated: Where ? How ? Curation ?
  • find a catchy name for the event