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Biohacking, Arduino and open science

Biohacking, Arduino and open science

Time: TBA

Place: TBA

Number of Participants: 15

Trainer: Mateusz Kostecki, MSc (Laboratory of Neurobiology of Emotions, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Science)

 

Laboratory equipment used in neuroscience - behavioral sets, lasers, controllers and molecular biology devices - are highly expensive. What is more, hardware and software provided by companies do not always fit specific requirements posed by our experimental design. Arduino, an open-source microcontroller platform - can be used to solve both of these problems. This easy to learn, cheap system allows us to design and program electronic devices, from simple sensors, such as spectrophotometers to PCR machines or even complex behavioral systems. During the workshop we will present the most interesting open-source Arduino projects and will show the way one have to go from an idea to a fully functional laboratory equipment. We will also present open projects based on Arduino developed in our laboratory - Optuino pulse generator (with software written in Processing) and tetrode twister.



Mateusz Kostecki (Laboratory of Neurobiology of Emotions, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Science) graduated from Inter-faculty Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Warsaw. The aim of his PhD project is to elucidate the role of the basolateral nuclei of amygdala in social transmission of fear in rodents. He is also deeply interested in open science movement

 

Note:
Only participants who registered for the Conference are eligible to attend the workshops.

Registration for workshop will be opened in September.