Coming in 2018 : Nordic Biolab Network Summit in Stavanger

February 16th and 17th 2018 i/o/lab is arranging the Nordic Biolab Network Summit in Stavanger

Here is a preliminary program:

Friday 16.February

Lets get wet and glowing
12:00 - 15:00 Workshop on Bioluminescence - Place: Creator Makerspace (tbc)

Exploring and learning; Photobacterium phosphoreum or Vibrio phosphoreum is a Gram-negative bioluminescent bacterium living in symbiosis with marine organisms. It can emit bluish-green light (490 nm) due to a chemical reaction between FMN, luciferin and molecular oxygen catalysed by an enzyme called luciferase. We will work on obtaining some of these bacteria cultures from collected sea creatures and learn how to cultivate them. The workshop will take place in Biolab - a DIY lab facilitated by i/o/lab in collaboration with Creator Makerspace.

Break : transport to the city and time for food 

So it glows - now what?
18:00 - 20:00  - Place: i/o/lab Studio, Tou Scene 

Presentations from researchers (tbc) and an open discussion that aims to look at the ethical, practical and artistic use of bioluminescent organisms in a creative practice and for exhibition purpose. Artists have used various glowing organisms in their projects and also projects as GlowPlant and Dino Pet has presented some issues of concern when it comes to use of living organisms for creative and commercial use. How may living organisms be integrated into a creative practice, why is this interesting and are we entitled to do so?


Saturday 17.February

Nordic DIYbio Network meeting
12:00 - 15:00 - Place: i/o/lab Studio, Tou Scene

The network and invited affiliates will continue discussions from previous meetings and enjoy a common lunch.

Break : dinner downtown

Art Science & Cocktails
18:00 - 20:00 Talks / Presentations of artists and scientists - Place: KåKå

This is a social event where we blend the practices and points of interests from both art and science and mix the experience up with adding an exquisite cocktail menu. A selected group of artists and scientists are invited to give a 15 min (max!!) presentation each including visuals.