Talks & Events

Select invited talks.


112. Design Observer Conference, “Growing Community Bio,” Cambridge, MA, September 15, 2019

111. bioFASHIONtech Summit, “Panel: Materials & Market,” Stamford, CT, June 24, 2019

110. Nation of Makers, Closing Keynote, “Community Bio: A Global Maker Movement for the Life Sciences,” Chattanooga, Tennessee, June 16, 2019

109. Pfizer Asian Pacific American History Month, "Panel: Asian American Leadership in the Sciences,” Groton, CT, May 29, 2019

108. metaPhorest Seminar, Waseda University, “Community Bio,” Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 2019

107. Takeda Superminds, "A Superminds Approach to Innovation,” Tokyo, Japan, May 20, 2019

106. Residency Unlimited Talk, “Panel: An Evening Conversation on Dirt & Debt: Ecology, Finance and Art at the Community Level,” Brooklyn, New York, April 27, 2019

105. UPenn ‘Design.Learn.Compute with Bio,’ “Panel: Bridging Communities, Broadening Access,” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 26, 2019

104. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Louise M. Slaughter National DNA Day Lecture, “Crossing Cultures: An Exploration of Microbial Music and the Community Bio Movement,” Bethesda, Maryland, April 23, 2019

103. Design Across Scales, “Designing Life,” Cambridge, MA, April 22, 2019

102. Africa Open Science & Hardware Summit, “An Exploration into the Movement, Technologies, and Culture of Community Bio,” Tanzania, April 11, 2019

101. 17th Annual Wilkes Honors College Symposium, “Can Hip Hop Save Biotech?” Jupiter, Florida, April 5, 2019

100. Emerging Biotechnologies and Policies Toward the Bioeconomy, “Community Bio: A Global Grassroots Movement for the Life Sciences,” Panama, April 3, 2019

99. MIT - Takeda Collective Intelligence Workshop, “Community Bio Superminds,” Cambridge, MA, April 1, 2019

98. Corporate Innovation Summit, “Human-Centered Design,” Bangkok, Thailand, March 27, 2019

97. Freak Lab, Thailand, “Microfluidics, the Microbiome, and Global Community Biotech,” Thailand, March 26, 2019

96. How To Grow Almost Anything, “Engineering the Gut Microbiome,” Takeda, March 21, 2019

95. TEDx Beacon Street,Can Hip Hop Save Biotechnology?” John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA, November 11, 2018

94. Molecular Frontiers, “Community Biotechnology,” Cambridge, MA, November 11, 2018

93. Global Community Bio Summit 2.0, Founder, Host, and Moderator, Cambridge, MA, October 25-28, 2018

92. MIT Hacking Arts, “Co-Creating Life,” Cambridge, MA, October 14, 2018

91. MLTalks, “Hoops, Tech, & Justice: conversation with Jaylen Brown,” MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, October 12, 2018

90. Hubweek Changemakers Conference, Host and Moderator, Boston, MA, October 6-8, 2018

89. Stanford d. School, “Ambiguity,” Palo Alto, CA, September 4-6, 2018

88. Participatory Design Conference 2018, “Participatory Biotechnology,” Hasselt, Belgium, August 20-24, 2018

87. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, “Community-Driven Biotechnology,” Long Island, New York, July 29, 2018

86. The Shed, “Grassroots Biotech,” New York City, New York, May 11, 2018

85. MIT Biomaker Space Kickoff,A Community Biology Lab for MIT,” MIT Media Lab, May 7, 2018

84. Africa Open Science & Hardware Summit, "Community Biotechnology,” Kumasi, Ghana, April 14, 2018

83. Design Across Scales, "Designing Life," Cambridge, MA, April 10, 2018

DJ Performance: Tech Night at the ICA | Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, March 28, 2018

82. Reebok Headquarters, "Innovation at the Edge," Keynote Address, Boston, MA, March 21, 2018.

81. The Woodrow Wilson Center, "The Rise of the New Bio-Citizen," Invited panelist, Washington DC, March 12-13, 2018.

DJ Performance: COSMICOS - A SPACE PARTY | MIT Media Lab, March 9, 2018

80. Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, "Bio-interfaces: Blurring the borders between biological and digital computing," Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, Irvine, CA, February 15-17, 2018

79. MIT Industrial Liaison Program, "New Technologies for the Age of Discovery," Cambridge, MA, November 15, 2017

78. Cambridge Historical Society Fall Symposium, panelist "What's Next," Google Cambridge, MA, October 18, 2017

77. Global Biological Standards Institute, BioPolicy Summit 2017, "Open-Source Microfluidics for Synthetic Biology," San Francisco, CA, October 16, 2017 | Link

76. Hubweek, opening talk of the Future Forum, "Bio Meets Beats," Boston, MA, October 12, 2017 | Link

75. Master Class, Center for Research & Interdisciplinarity, "Living Authentically," Paris, France, October 6, 2017

73. Charting Future Paths of Open Synthetic Biology, "Radical Diversity in Synthetic Biology," Paris, France, October 5, 2017

72. Global Community Bio Summit, Founder & Host, Boston, September 22-24, 2017 | Link

71. Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center Pao Arts Center, "Living in Color," Boston, MA, September 14, 2017

70. Biohack the Planet, "Radical Diversity in Biotechnology," Oakland, CA, August 25, 2017

69. Montreal Bio-Hackathon, "Street Bio," July 15, 2017

68. Tokyo BioClub, "How To Grow (Almost) Anything," Tokyo, June 20, 2017

67. SB7.0, "Can hip hop save synthetic biology?" Singapore, June 15, 2017

66. On Cue, "Can hip hop save biotechnology?" Boston, MA, June 13, 2017

65. TEDx Lafayette, "How To Grow (Almost) Anything," Easton, PA, April 8, 2017

64. MIT, "Making a Biomakerspace @MIT," Cambridge, MA, January 9, 2017

63. Northeastern University, "Creative Ecosystems for Biological Making," Boston, MA, December 9, 2016

62. Hacking Arts 2016, Moderator, "Biotech and Art Panel," MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, November 19, 2016

61. International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces, "All the cool, perfectly safe things you can do in a bio-makerspace," MIT, Cambridge MA, November 14, 2016

60. EMW Gallery, artist talk, "Living in Color," Cambridge, MA, November 10, 2016

59. EMW Street Bio Youth Science Initiative, "Making Molecules," Ginkgo Bioworks, Boston, MA, October 24, 2016

58. Biohack the Planet, "How To Grow (Almost) Anything: Creative Ecosystems for Biological Making," Counter Culture Labs, Oakland, CA, September 24, 2016

57. Defying Gravity: Artists of Color "Making It" in the Baystate, Artist Roundtable, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, May 14, 2016

56. Design Across Scales, "Synthetic Biology: Tools for Engineering Life," Cambridge, MA, March 28, 2016

55. Harvard Kennedy School, "Living Authentically," Cambridge, MA, March 3, 2016

54. Food and Drug Administration, "Artificial Gut for Prototyping Microbial Communities," Silver Spring, MD, March 2, 2016

53. MIT Synthetic Biology Center Annual Symposium, "Open Fluidic Hardware for Synthetic Biology," Cambridge, MA, January 25, 2016

52. Hacking the Human Body, "Engineering the Human Microbiome," San Francisco, CA, November 5, 2015

51. Biofabricate, "How To Grow (Almost) Anything," NYC, October 22, 2015

50. MIT SOLVE, panel on "Radical Maker Spaces & Tools for Innovation," Cambridge, MA, October 7, 2015

49. FAB11, "How To Grow (Almost) Anything," Cambridge, MA, August 5, 2015

48.Organ-on-a-chip World Congress, "Artificial Gut for Engineering Microbial Communities," Boston, MA, July 9, 2015

47. SOLID, "Street Bio," Fort Mason, San Francisco, June 2015

46. Media Lab Faculty Talk, "Street Bio," MIT Media Lab, May 20, 2015

45. MIT Museum Second Friday Series, "3D Printed Fluidics for Synthetic Biology," MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA, May 8, 2015

44. Applied Synthetic Biology for National Security, "Accelerated Synthetic Biology Prototyping," Washington, D.C., April 21, 2015

43. Engineering Biology for Science & Industry: Accelerating Progress, "A View from Young Scientific Leaders," Panel with Doug Densmore (BU), Karmella Haynes (ASU), Farren Isaacs (Yale), Julius Lucks (Cornell), Howard Salis (U Penn), New York City, NY, April 17, 2015

42. Design Across Scales, "Synthetic Biology: Tools for Programming Life," MIT, Cambridge, MA, March 31, 2015

41. South by Southwest, "MicroCulture: A Game on the Human Microbiota," Austin, TX (2015)

40. Media Lab Conversation Series, "Guts & Genius," Conversation with Joi Ito and Kevin Slavin, MIT Media Lab (2015) | Click for link to conversation

39. MIT Synthetic Biology Center Workshop, "Microfluidics for Synthetic Biology," Cambridge, MA, Feb 18, 2015

38. Playful Exploration, "The Human Microbiome & Tools for Programming Life," Parsons The New School for Design, New York City, NY (2015)

37. Technology & Ethics Drink Salon, "Biology is humanity's next technology revolution, but who will be empowered to participate?" EMW, Cambridge, MA (2014)

36. Marine Biology Lab Physiology Course Seminar, "Tools for Creative Expression with Biology," Woods Hole, MA (2014)

35. MIT Lincoln Laboratory Division Seminar, "Platform Tools for Synthetic Biology," Lexington, MA (2014)

34. Synthetic Biology Boston (SB^2), "Microfluidics for Synthetic Biology," Boston University, Boston, MA (2014)

33. MIT Center for Integrative Biology, "Biomolecular Prototyping Unit: Rapid Enzyme Assessment," MIT, Cambridge, MA (2014)

32. Draper Laboratory Seminar, "Open Biology," Cambridge, MA (2014)

31. Allied Media Conference, “Making MakerSpaces,” Panel with Jeff Sturges, Will MacFarlane, and Piper Carter, Detroit, MI (2014)

30. South by Southwest, “Building with Biology,” MIT Media Lab Future Futures Lounge, Austin, Texas (2014)

29. MIT Synthetic Biology Center Annual Symposium, “Open-Source Microfluidic Genetic Circuit Assembly,” Cambridge, MA (2014)

28. MIT Lincoln Laboratory Seminar Series, “Metafluidics: An Open Repository for Microfluidics,” MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works, Cambridge, MA (2013)

27. International Workshop of Biodesign Automation, “Microfluidic Genetic Circuit Assembly,” London, England (2013)

26. CM Summit, “Revolutions in Reading and Writing DNA,” New York City, NY (2013)

25. MIT Synthetic Biology Center Annual Symposium, “Microfluidics for miRNA Expression Profiling,” Cambridge, MA (2013)

24. National Institute of Standards (NIST) Biosystems and Biomaterials Division Seminar, “Synthetic Biology and Microfluidics,” Gaithersburg, MD (2013)

23. ArtScience Prize, “Synthetic Biology: Tools for Creativity,” Cloud Center, Boston, MA (2012)

22. Presentation to the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Advisory Board, “Microscopy and Microfluidics,” MIT Lincoln Laboratory (2012)

21. Synthetic Biology Leadership Excellence Accelerator Program, “Metafluidics,” Airlie Center, VA (2012)

20. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), “Metafluidics,” MIT Lincoln Laboratory (2012)

19. Victoria BioHacker Space, “Synthetic Biology and Microfluidics,” Victoria, Canada (2012)

18. University of California San Diego, Center for Systems Biology Seminar, “Synthetic Biology and Microfluidics,” (2012)

17. FBI-DIYBio Workshop, “MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Synthetic Biology,” Mountain View, CA (2012)

16. BioCurious Community Biology Lab, “Synthetic Biology and Microfluidics,” Santa Clara, CA (2012)

15. Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Brandeis University, “Microfluidic Synthesis of Membrane Proteins for an Olfactory Receptor-Based Odorant Biosensor,” (2010)

14. Materials Research Symposium (MRS, “Microfluidic Synthesis of Membrane Proteins for an Olfactory Receptor-Based Odorant Biosensor,” San Francisco, CA (2010)

13. Membrane Biology Frontiers, New Technology for Working with Membrane Proteins, “Microfluidic Gene and Protein Synthesis for Membrane Protein Fabrication,” Mykonos, Greece (2009)

12. Hong Kong University, Department of Electrical Engineering, “Microfluidic Gene Synthesis,” (2008)

11. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Applied Physics, (2008)

10. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, “Whole Genome Engineering and the Construction of New Genetic Codes,” (2008)

9. Materials Research Symposium (MRS), “Towards a Virtual Cell: Integrated Gene and Protein Synthesis in a Microfluidic Device,” (2008)

8. Alberta Ingenuity Fund: Advanced Technologies for Agrology: Opportunities for Alberta's Bioeconomy. “High through-put systems: Lab-on-a-chip,” Banff, Alberta, Canada (2008)

7. Microsystems Annual Research Conference, “Integrated gene and protein synthesis in a microfluidic device,” Waterville Valley, NH (2008)

6. Synthetic Biology Working Group Seminar, MIT, “Microfluidics, de novo synthesis, and synthetic biology,” MIT Stata Center (2007)

5. Synthetic Biology 3.0, Concepts for Fabrication, “Microfluidic Gene Synthesis,” Zurich, Switzerland" (2007)

4. Condensed Matter Seminar, Brandeis University, “Microfluidic Gene Synthesis,” (2007)

3. Coding and Computation in Microfluidics, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, “Microfluidics for Gene Fabrication,” MIT Media Lab (2007)

2. Materials Research Symposium (MRS), “Parallel gene synthesis in a microfluidic device,” (2007)

1. Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN),“Ultra-rapid Nanostructure fabrication by Focused Ion Beam writing with nanoparticles,” Anaheim, CA (2004)

Conversation with Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics, October 12, 2018

Conversation with Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics, October 12, 2018

Interviewing Dr. Stefan Oschmann, Chairman and CEO of Merck Group, at Hubweek 2018

Interviewing Dr. Stefan Oschmann, Chairman and CEO of Merck Group, at Hubweek 2018

Guts & Genius #MLTalks March 3, 2015

Hacking Arts, November 19, 2016

Synthetic Biology Leadership Excellence Accelerator Program (LEAP)

MIT, Kresge Auditorium