About DIY Biohacker Malthe Borch and Labitat

A group of about 15 Science Centre Singapore staff came together for a sharing session by a DIY biohacker Malthe Borch from Copenhagen on 30 April 2014.

Malthen Borch

It was interesting to learn why Malthe had chosen to be an independent biohacker to conduct his own biology experiments using materials which could be bought from supermarkets, about the DIY hackerspace, Labitat that he co-founded and works in at Copenhagen.

We were shown plenty of photographs in the sharing session, giving us some ideas of the kind of DIY laboratory equipments that were used and how they incorporated technology such as Arduinos in their biohacking, and the ethics and humanity issue his group faces when they carry out their biology experiments.

Besides sharing about the biohacking scene in Copenhagen, Malthe also talked about his experience working at the Hackterialab at Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

During the Q&A session, there were further discussion on the practical issues of running a biohackerspace, funding etc, and Malthe also offered some suggestions on the kind of biohacking projects that we can consider here in Singapore.

It was an interesting hour of sharing and discussion, and it certainly gave us some insights for biohackers-wannabes here! If you are interested to find out more about the Malthe and Labitat, check out their website here at https://labitat.dk/

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