PLOS Synthetic Biology is committed to helping members of the scientific community engage with each other, explore wild new ideas, and advance technology both in the lab and commercial settings. Part of that includes making the community aware of resources and providing a platform for new ventures to let people know what’s going on.
Thus, when Berkeley Biolabs (BBL) approached us and asked if they could put the word out about their space we were happy to say yes. Consider it a public service announcement. What follows is an announcement from the BBL team. We are very excited about what they have coming up, and we hope our readers will find the resources they provide valuable:
Berkeley Biolabs (BBL), an incubator in Berkeley, California, rents bench spaces to biologists, biochemists, food scientists, and organic chemists, allowing them to explore and build on their research ideas. BBL provides, for its members, infrastructure and equipment to carry out molecular biology and biochemistry experiments, development of proofs of concept as well as in-house chemical analysis support and mentorship from experienced biologists, chemists, and business development experts. All of this comes at prices much lower than what one can expect at other local incubators such as QB3.
In early 2015, BBL will begin a series of public lectures and workshops ranging from synthetic biology to natural product extractions to start-up financing. The first of these, starting in mid-February, will focus on next generation molecular biology techniques and will be structured for scientists interested in the emerging field of synthetic biology. These lectures will include a brief introduction to the field, but will focus on cutting-edge techniques and tools currently being used in the relevant discipline. The lecture series will be followed by more focused workshops that equip these scientists to explore metabolic pathways in living systems and engineer biological systems to perform new and useful tasks.
Questions? Leave a comment or hit them up on the BBL contact page.