MAKING_LIFE 2014 - 2015

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Making Liposomal Vitamin C
Practical Guide
Adapted fromhttp://qualityliposomalc.com/
Materials

Scale
Blender
Ultrasonic bath (if you don't have one, see instructions for...
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Participant sessions
The last phase of the workshop (has it really been a workshop? or an event? a meeting? and encounter? a happening?) gives participants...
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Protocells - talk
After the hands-on session we continued with a lecture by Martin Hanczyc who’s a Principal Investigator in the Centre for Integrative Biology...
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Encapsulation of Bacterial Ecosystems


Helena Shomar and Stephen Fortune

(See below for practical guide)


This practical session featured a novel biotechnological technique for...
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Individual presentations


The third day of Making_Life workshop 2 started with individual presentations by some of the workshop participants. The idea was to present...
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Artificial extremophilia





Rupert Mutzel

This session involved growing wild type and experimentally evolved Escherichia coli cells at various salt concentrations.

Protocol...
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Halophile Cultures


Andy Gracie

Halophiles are organisms that love salt. For example bacteria that flourish in salty conditions. In this practical session ...
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Working with anaerobic cultures
Oron Catts

Inoculation: anaerobic bacteria from mouth
- Using blood plates and salt plates to grow bacteria from teeth and gum.
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Panspermia or Not
We Are The Only Chance

Our morning started with a interesting and quite in depth lecture by Rupert Mutzel – “Panspermia or Not”

Important to note...
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Abiogenesis - Crystal Garden
The last session of the day was our attempt at creating a chemical garden, which is an experiment involving solid metal salts in an aqueous...
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Winogradsky Columns
Ramping up physical activity quite dramatically and in a departure from scheduled proceedings, the afternoon was spent constructing Winogradsky...
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Xenobiology
Moving on from a highly philosophical exploration of life, the principal theory dump we received was courtesy of Markus Schmidt, who has joined our...