Welcome to Genespace's Open Lab Project
The Open Lab is a key step towards democratization of synthetic biology. It is the complete set of knowledge, tools, and resources required to successfully develop a thriving community biolab, all created following open source principles. The project has four parts.
- The Open Lab Blueprint, a website guide to launch and develop a sustainable community biolab. It includes the following components: starting up a lab, physical space, acquisition of key equipment, and efficiently implementing safety, standards and best practices, community-building, generating content and sustainability.
- Open source equipment development in the form of a liquid handling robot, customizable with shareable protocols.
- Set of IP-free fluorescent protein genes in open plasmid backbones to be made available to citizen scientists in the form of a starter activity kit.
- Bioglyphics, a visual protocol design tool to lower the barrier of entry to synthetic biology practice, especially geared toward visual thinkers.