A focus on local: salmon, HiveBio, and world-champion undergraduates

Did you know that a team of world-champion synthetic biologists is in your backyard? First place winners of the 2011 World Jamboree, the undergraduates who comprise the University of Washington team for the international Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition continue to produce award-winning projects that further the fundamentals of genetic engineering. Now, the UW iGEM team and HiveBio look to their common goal of advancing DIY-bio through exciting possibilities of collaboration, such as the Citizen Salmon Project. A volunteer-based effort through HiveBio, the Citizen Salmon Project aims to create and manage a database cataloging origins of commercially available salmon in the Pacific Northwest.

Stop by Ada’s Technical Books (425 15th Avenue East) on Wednesday at 7:30 PM to learn more about how you can be part of this project and discuss the exciting partnership between the HiveBio community and the UW iGEM team.

Can’t make the meeting? See opportunities for participating in DIY-bio projects on our website: http://hivebio.org/volunteer-opportunities/

 

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