LAB: DIYBIO- designing for open source science

Led by Stacey Kuznetsov. CultureLab, Newcastle University, UK. 2012

A one day lab bringing together artists, biologists, engineers, scientists and hobbyists to share knowledge, engage and explore in DIY biology. Workshops led by:

Stacey Kuznetsov-
DIYbio Manchester / Hwa Young Jung –
Anna Dumitriu-
Rod Dillon-


Images: left to right

Hwa Young Jung from DIYbio Manchester – Soil powered battery
– Collecting soil: Jam jar, soil, electrode tissue disc with a connector
– Jam jar: x2 electrode tissue discs with + and connectors, soil and lid
– Testing the potential energy of the ‘soil battery’
Anna Dumitriu – Infective Textiles
– Natural materials with anti-bacterial properties stitched onto canvas
– Petri-dish: Agar with nutrient broth and clove stitched onto canvas
– Petri-dishes: Natural materials with anti-bacterial properties
Rod Dillon – DIY bloodfeeding for bloodsucking insects
– Chicken: food for the ‘bloodsucking’ sand flies
– Fly ‘net’ enclosure with a feeding system.
– Fly ‘net’ enclosure with Sand flies