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Let's Talk Bio! Science x Art Talk at MakerBay Central

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Let's Talk Bio! Science x Art Talk at MakerBay Central

It is our great honor to have Dr. Yun Wah Lam as our speaker in the Science x Art = Knowledge Revolution talk last week at MakerBay Central. This talk is one of the public lecture from the Let’s Talk Bio! series organised by DIY BIO Hong Kong at PMQ. This is the most popular talk among our previous talks so far. In the talk Dr. Lam shared his personal journey in the teaching of science to art students in CityU’s newly created bachelor programme of Art and Science (BAS). Illustrated by student projects, he also tell you why a dialogue between artists and...

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First testing of the DNA Barcoding Project in the DIYBIO Hong Kong community lab!

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First testing of the DNA Barcoding Project in the DIYBIO Hong Kong community lab!

What is Barcode Hong Kong Project? The Hong Kong Barcode Project is a citizen science program in Hong Kong. Just like the unique pattern of bars on the products in supermarket, a DNA barcode is a DNA sequence that uniquely identifies each species of living thing. The Hong Kong Barcode Project aims to engage general public using DNA technology to explore biodiversity in Hong Kong. Projects can use DNA barcodes to examine any aspect of the environment, such as: Sampling biodiversity in a park, garden, office, or school; Checking for invasive plant or animal species; Monitoring disease vectors; Identifying exotic...

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MakerBay Biohackers in SCMP

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MakerBay Biohackers in SCMP

We are very proud to see MakerBay Biohackers on SCMP doing important work! Read full article here : http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/2017906/biohackers-diy-biologists-out-barcode-all-hong-kongs-plants-insects-and "How can you conserve things if you don’t know what is out there and where, asks scientist Gert Grobler, leader of a group aiming to sequence the genes of every living thing in city and possibly find new species PUBLISHED : Sunday, 11 September, 2016, 7:00am"

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