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April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
In/Out/Under/Transform Free Registration
Wave at your reflection. Smile. You might think, “Hey, this is me” But think again. You easily overlooked the trillions of bacteria that live on and inside your body – your very own microbiota.
Come celebrate the marvels of the microbiome as we follow bacteria through the human body and outside, featuring local startups and a community lab who are discovering novel ways in which the microbiome can make an impact on society.
We will have demonstrations of the research followed by an interactive breakout session that will explore how this research can better serve local and global communities.
Free, Reception to follow. Register in advance online
The Dance Complex, Studio 7 (street level), 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge
Please check www.street.bio for more information
IN: GinkgoBioworks, a Boston-based biotech startup that creates fragrances and foods out of microbugs
OUT: OpenBiome, America’s first non-profit public stool bank, based in Somerville, dedicated to expanding safe access to fecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of C. difficile
UNDER: Senseable Cities Underworlds Projects, an MIT project studying different species of bacteria, viruses and chemical compounds to help monitor urban health patterns, and its spinoff, Biobot Analytics, a Cambridge-based startup working directly with cities to transform their wastewater infrastructure into public health observatories to look at drug use, infectious disease and the microbiome. They are soon starting pilots in Cambridge, MA and Cary, NC.
TRANSFORM: EMW Street Bio, a Cambridge community biology and design lab that created Biota Beats, a microbial record player that translate bacterial growth into new forms of sound