Online journal club: remdesivir in nCov-2 infected macaques, May 3rd 10EDT (3BST) 

Hello scholar.social! Many years ago I participated in a microbiology journal club on the birbsite .

One of the former members and I are trying again. This time with a video live stream. We both did infectious disease in grad school but are currently a more communications focused fields.

We are planing to talk about this on sunday: biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/20

microjc.diybio.fun/index.html

Please share!

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Upcoming #events at #Biotech without Borders (Brooklyn, NYC) in December. I painted some watercolour cute things to promote. 

Foolishly I put the eventbrite links for editing rather then ones people could actually access:

Synthetic biology class (Dec 7, 15 & 21): eventbrite.com/e/82969890175

Cutting DNA workshop (Dec 5):
eventbrite.com/e/83186429851

Luxturna journal club/discussion (Dec 11):
eventbrite.com/e/83181912339

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Upcoming #events at #Biotech without Borders (Brooklyn, NYC) in December. I painted some watercolour cute things to promote. 

Here are three little things I for social media for some upcoming at without borders. Links are below. Please share!

Synthetic biology class (Dec 7, 15 & 21): eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=829

Cutting DNA workshop (Dec 5):
eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=831

Luxterna journal club/discussion (Dec 11):
eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=831

Reflection on place 

Back into the city over the same route as my first time visiting as an adult. Dark water and bridges give way to an all too familiar skyline. At that time i thought it could consume my life so that i may never leave. Indeed the people and institutions are quite amazing. But i have healed some rifts and know more about myself now to have the strength to leave one day. I am certainly impressed and changed by my experiences in the city. But it will not be my home for long.

Ok, biosummit 2019 over. It was all really great. A bit too tired at the end of the final day to forge deeper into the crowds but valuable discussions and connections were had.

Its been eye opening to see the different ways in which diy bio around the world integrates with their localities and begin to build international relationships

This panel on education is amazing and there is a high school student from my alma matter!

Biosummit 2019 begins and i like that we're explicitly being shared some culture norms that seem to be designed to facilitate the safe and open sharing ideas.

After a nice interview about ethics im at the harvard natural history museum! Basically just to read everything in this room

I'm on a train to Biosummit at MIT media lab to meet other DIY biologists, educators, hackers and community members. So psyched!

I'm on a train to Biosummit at MIT media lab to meet other DIY biologists, educators, hackers and community members. So psyched!

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I'd like to take a moment of your timeline to ask folks to use CamelCase in your tags. I didn't know until I came to masto that this helps people who use screen readers parse them as words rather than jumbles of characters. When there are multiple words mashed together in a tag, try capitalising each one, for instance #CommissionMe #CallForArt #LookingForArtist

you can go to an online screen reader site like this one to check out the difference it makes: ttsreader.com #accessibility

tentative anxiety reducer concerning microplastic ingestion 

WHO says there is no evidence microplastics in drinking water are dangerous to human health. Of course more studies are needed! And we should be limiting how much we're making

via NPR: npr.org/2019/08/22/753324757/w

linked WHO report with detailed disucssion: apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/ha

Openplant, lacking the will to work on it the plants have fallen into ill-health 

Luckily a new member has expressed interest in the project which has reignited my motivation. We tried to salvage some gemma from dried adults onto new plates and I tried to thaw gemma I had previously stored in liquid N2. I think the incubator might be broken and that might have impacted the success of the thaw. Once the incubator fully operational again I may ask the genspace group for more gemma.

Danny boosted

#question: What's an awesome maker space Code of Conduct you know of? Please do share and boost.

I vaguely remember a space that used 3 central words to define how people should behave... Can someone point me to that too?

Go, Fedi.

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queer liberation march 2019 

Just wanted to share a photo of myself and the sign I painted at the march in NYC this weekend because I'm proud of my efforts. It was so great to see how many people wanted to support and amplify the messages of Reclaim Pride NYC. I was happy to celebrate in a space where corporate power was in question and people stood together to proclaim "none are free until all are free"

reclaimpridenyc.org/

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