Why should you join?
The Synthetic Biology is probably the most interesting, diverse, new industry out there. Basically, it's re engineering nature. It started only a few years ago and today, there are already the first products on the market. You should know about this industry and learning by doing is simply the best way to do so. So start doing your research and write down what you find in our collective brain, synbio.info. Add pages and edit where ever you can contribute or correct.
How to become an author?
- Learn how to write and change pages
- We have a Video for you explaining how a Confluence Wiki works. Take 5 Minutes and you are ready to go. Or if you are like me, hit the edit button and check out the code.
- You found the latest application or technology? Great, navigate to the menu section on the left and hit the "Create" button.
- Sometimes you don't know how to finish an article.. it's just too complex. Don't worry, just mark it as an open to do and another author might help you.
- Get in touch with the scientists or startups
- When you write about in someone's work, you should contact them. Often, you want to use a picture of them or the perfectly written text. Ask them if they if you are allowed to, we don't steal!
- Bonus: Start a conversation! The best things happen when you get in touch. Last time I asked the WYSS Institute in Harvard, the director invited me and showed me around - it was amazing!
Who will you work with?
I like to share the great things I discover daily while researching and working in the field of Synthetic Biology.
When I talk to people about it, they often refer to Science Fiction. However, when I send them links to this wiki and they read through those pages, they start understanding that this is real and it's happening right now.
Edward Perello is the founder of Desktop Genetics, a company at the forefront of CRISPR genome editing technology. His team is working to provide researchers with access to state of the art genome engineering capabilities from their computers and create an AI that can predict optimal genome editing solutions in any organism.
Edward is a SynBio LEAP fellow working to get more non-biologists into the field.
I study Design (BA) at Goldsmiths, University of London. I am a member of London Biohackspace, the UK’s first community lab, and is interested in exploring the relationship between art, design, and synthetic biology. I am participating in iGEM 2015 in the
I'm an entrepreneurial PhD student studying synthetic biology at the University of Oxford. I'm fascinated by all things synbio but especially gene assembly and DNA computing. One of the great things about synbio is how multidisciplinary it is and how quickly the field is evolving. I learn something new every single day! I tweet and blog regularly and am always keen to meet new people interested in synbio.