• EC workshop: From science to policy and societal challenges

    On 10 December 2015 in Luxembourg, the European Commission will hold a workshop on Synthetic Biology, called “From science to policy and societal challenges”. Markus Schmidt from Biofaction will present the gaps and challenges to risk assessment in synthetic biology that were identified by the SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON EMERGING AND NEWLY…

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  • Standardised Food Workshop: Video!

    Take a look at our video we produced of our STANDARDISE FOOD WORKSHOP which took place during VIENNA FOOD WEEK. You can find more infos about the workshops in our previous blog entry HERE! Standardise Biology Science Kitchen Workshop from Biofaction on Vimeo.

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  • Standardised Biology: Impressions

    During VIENNA FOOD WEEK we hosted two half-day workshops in Vienna’s 7th district to showcase and uncover standardised processes in today’s food industry. You can find more infos about the workshops in our previous blog entry HERE. See below images of our workshop: (c) Fabian Gasperl (c) Fabian Gasperl (c)…

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  • CephsInAction at NEOLIFE conference

    The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) welcomes colleagues in the sciences, engineering, technology, computer science, medicine, the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, and independent scholars and artists for their 2015 conference NEOLIFE in Perth, Australia. Biofaction will contribute to this interdisciplinary conference in the session “Animal…

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  • Invitation: Standardise Biology – A Science Kitchen Workshop.

    We are pleased to invite you to our Science Kitchen Workshop on Mon, 28.09. or alternatively on Tue. 29.09.2015 in Vienna! Standardised biology. Standardised food. Standardised consumers. Anyone of you who has ever wondered why sliced eggs encountered at a hotel breakfast buffet are all of perfect equal size and…

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  • The Power Game

    NATURE.COM | BIOENTREPRENEUR | TRADE SECRETS The Power Game Setting standards for synthetic biology By Victor de Lorenzo and Markus Schmidt (Biofaction) Standards[1] are traditionally claimed to be one of the pillars of modern engineering and as such they are also vindicated as one of the core tenets of contemporary synthetic biology –…

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  • BIO·FICTION in “Neural”

    In the latest issues of Hacktivism Journal “Neural”, Eugenio Battaglia reports about the Vienna BIO·FICTION Science Art Film Festival, commenting on cultural amnesia, avoidance of self-referential artworks and the notion that we have always been Biohackers.   Read more…                    

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  • The Hydra Reader

    The Hydra Project – Maja Smrekar < Hu.M.C.C. > At Corner College, Kochstrasse 1, Zurich (CH) August 25-30, 2015 An installation and work in progress curated by Boris Magrini as part of Hackteria’s The Hydra Project. The Hydra Project is an initiative of Hackteria, which aims to foster artistic and…

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  • SciArt Café in Berlin

    On August 7th the SciArt Café took place at co-working, learning and sharing space Betahaus in Berlin organised in collaboration with Desiree Foerster and Johann Bauerfeind. About 45 guests and fascinating discussions around synthetic biology, including hot topics such as commercialization, ethical guidelines, biosafety and open licensing. Speakers included Prof.…

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  • PUBLIC CONSULTATION on the Preliminary Opinion on Synthetic Biology III: Research Priorities

    The European Commission and its non-food Scientific Committees have launched a public consultation on the preliminary opinion on Synthetic Biology III: Research priorities. Biofaction’s Markus Schmidt has co-authored the paper.  Preliminary opinion This is the last in a set of three scientific Opinions on Synthetic Biology (SynBio). It addresses specific…

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