Biology, Citizen Science
Biohacking lab of pioneers and inventors developing technologies to address the most important unmet needs in biology and medicine today. That look to resolve scientific questions that come from citizens.
DiyBioBcn was funded in 2014, being the first open bio-lab of Spain.
In 2020 the DiyBioBcn moved inside SokoTech.
In this new space, they combined strengths to provide people with the knowledge to DO science, not just to understand it.
Every individual of our communities have questions attained to their inner interests and problems that encounter in their day-to-day live, practitioners of Bio-hacking appreciate the richness in those questions and do no expect the institution-based science to solve it.
Being able to pursue one’s curiosity and reach a understanding of the environment and oneself, can be achieved by anyone with critical thinking and understanding of scientific method. And that intellectual freedom must be a fundamental right. A right that can be only assured with accessible to open labs, a open space where anyone can experiment.
To be open does not mean to be unleash and irresponsible, we must not forget that in biology, the extension of the implications of our experiments can go beyond us affecting seriously all our society and environment. When dealing with living organisms, we have to respect and treat them ethically. And it is because of these fundamental ethical questions and its huge implications for all humanity that we must all take care of our inner scientist, to be able to act and make educated decisions.
So, as stated in the Biohacking Manifesto we want: “To put into the hands of anyone who wants it, the tools of scientific investigation. Not only the tools but building an infrastructure of methodology, of communication, community and public knowledge”.
In Soko-DiyBio lab fulfill the above purposes following these three main axis :
To be an Open-data and open-knowledge space.
Implement a really Interdisciplinary teaching with STEAM approach.
Broad spectrum of participants, with emphasis in risk of social exclusion and considering a gender dimension.
For more info diybcn.org