DIY Biology catches on with the UK’s first BioHackacthon

19/05/2016 - 3 minutes

The hackathon phenomena is knocking on biology’s door. The first UK Biohackathon will be held at the University of Cambridge in June, to learn and create with SynBio.

bio_hackathon_uk_cambridge_cutec_synbioHackathons are massively popular events in computer programming, joining people during a short period to create a hands-on project. The concept has now spread to biology – more specifically to synthetic biology.

This emerging area has a lot of potential, from biofuels to perfumes to healthcare. It already attracted a large bio-hacking community, the famous iGEM competitions and a specialized incubator.

Put on by Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club (CUTEC), the first ever bio-focused hackathon will  will take place June 21-26 at the University of Cambridge.

The biohackathon will join interdisciplinary teams of inventors, investors, researchers and entrepreneurs – competing to tackle the biggest challenges in biology.

After receiving their challenger, the teams will pitch their ideas on the final day at the annual Technology Ventures Conference (TVC),

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