I am an active member in the DIYbio community and have started my own synthetic biology lab here in Norfolk, Va. I am trying to create a biohackerspace that not only offers access to labspace, but also classes and training with tools and equipment. We plan to also offer something of a wetlab supplemental tutoring lessons. I want to create a space that cultivates enthusiasm, science literacy, and embrace the notion of citizen science with active, novel contributions to research to all of science.
I plan on prototyping and reverse engineering a lot of the basic and core biotech pieces of equipment and other tools. They will be offered as an open source project and kits will also be available for sale.
Find me, message me, I would love to communicate and help. We are just starting the lab and I'm pioneering as well, but we're all on the adventure together. Science is the journey, not a destination.