The call is out
They just launched the official event call. Through the mailing list I got this accompanying email:
This in an invitation to the first Amsterdam Biohackathon organized. This Biohackathon event will focus on experimenting with the microfluidic technology called "Digital Microfluidics" in the context of automation of molecular biology and microbiological applications, diving deeper in how microfluidics, automation and software are changing the way biology is performed and how researchers and and extended audience can benefit from these systems.
A number of tracks have been proposed such as:
- biosensors (isothermal amplification and PCR, staining )
- cell free system (GFP)
- machine vision
Focus will be on how bio-molecular assays can be performed in a micofluidic droplet-based environment and how visual programming and software is used to control such experiments. Thanks to the contribution of CellFree Technologies we will be able to run cell free experiments in microliter droplets. Another side track is looking into how "biosensors" like PCR and LAMP would fit into the system and how to visualize the signal of the reaction itself.
Machine vision and sensors are both tracks that that focus on how software and sensors, once integrated in such microfludiics systems, can be of use to control or observe particular phenomenons (i.e color change, fluorescence)
Digi.Bio will provide a number of devices based on digital microfluidics technology that the participants will be able to use to automate the choosen track or a project the participant will propose autonomously. Waag Society is providing support and hosting the event in the beautiful Waag building. The Biohackathon welcomes all applications, from any research field, that would benefit of microfluidic automation, thermal control and a suite of sensors and magnetic systems (see drive folder for recent literature on the topic).
The Biohackathon will start 10am July 8 and end 6pm 9 July, 2017.
For further information or application of individual teams contact firstname.lastname@example.org