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To learn about the growing power of biology to perform useful tasks and make high value products and stunning art installations.
- from nothing to something
(quantum mechanics - atoms - chemistry - molecules - biochemistry - molecular biology)
- creation of life
(unicellular organisms, yeast, bacteria - start to organize - symbiosis - cellular biology)
(sponges, mytochondria - communication)
- histology, physiology
(multicellular organisms outside of water)
- the brain, the language
The future is now.
Work as an engineer with the elements of natural evolution.
Change the informations in cells with modified viruses: genetic engineering.
Crisp-Cas9 (gnome editing) - works for all kinds of organisms.
Lynn Margulis, biologist
Lynn Margulis work on the mytochondrial DNA (via the mother)
(iGEM) - The International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to education and competition, the advancement of synthetic biology, and the development of an open community and collaboration.
Tissue engineering is the use of a combination of cells, engineering and materials methods, and suitable biochemical and physicochemical factors to improve or replace biological tissues.
- cultivating cells, growing things.
- biotechnology: make the micro-organisms your slave to grow things.
- bioprinter: copy the histology of cells (the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues of plants and animals) for e.g. printing organs.
- NovoGen MMX Bioprinter is science fiction turned into science fact: the world's first commercial 3D bioprinter to print human tissues.
- cultivating cells on hydrogel (cells on gelatines)
- cell sorting
- communication between cells when in the proper medium (or environment) + electrical flux
- bioluminus bacteria
- yeast bacteria
- acetobacter bacteria
- water analysis
- bioplastic degradation
- eggshell CoCo3 concentration
- paper chromatography
preparing a slide
methylene blue staining
A cell is a microscopic chemical factory.
The cell is the basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all known living organisms. A cell is the smallest unit of life that can replicate independently, and cells are often called the “building blocks of life”. (wikipedia)