Current Work: Kombucha

By way of apology for the prior wall-of-text post, I’ll include here some information on what I am currently doing in the lab. Nothing’s ready or completed, but I figure some insight into my workings and goals at present might be nice. In keeping with my general intention to make it as easy as possible for amateurs to get into Biotech, I would like to offer a number of pretty easy starter cultures that people can get started with while not requiring too much early investment in equipment.

Maker Faire Setup

Maker Faire UK 2011 begins tomorrow, and today exhibitors are being given a chance to set things up and prepare. As we’re offering a DIY microbiology event, we’ll need happy plates of microbes to work with, so our incubator is getting set up and our HEPA will be running on low speed to prepare for the day to come. By way of update, we actually have only 50 plates to give out due to damaged dishes in the package I received.