Biotechnology in the Built Environment, Conference, Prize, Sporosarcina Pasteurii, Thinking Soils

Bacterial Choreography awarded Macromolecular Bioscience Best Poster at BIOMIN XV

3 Oct , 2019  

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Thora Arnardottir was the receiver of the Macromolecular Bioscience Best Poster Prize, awarded by Macromolecular Journal, where she attended and presented a poster of her PhD work at BIOMIN XV 15th International Symposium on Biomineralization, Munich, Germany. Her work focuses on a process-oriented approach to biologically induced materials and advanced fabrication practices with bacterial sculpting.   Project abstract: This research explores […]

Biotechnology in the Built Environment, Myco-fabrication, Prize

Mycology Scholarship Winner

2 Aug , 2019  

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We are happy to announce that Dilan has received the Herbert M. Saylor Memorial Scholarship from the Sonoma County Mycological Association for her research in Demonstrating a Material Making Process Through the Cultivation of Mycelium Growth. ‘Going beyond the square brick by designing a circuit that deposits nutrient’ Experimenting with growth conditions   Dilan is currently conducting research to […]

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Bacilla Spore Actuators, Prize

Active Origami awarded for Newcastle University’s Research Scholarships and Expeditions

10 Dec , 2018  

Emily Birch Poster

Emily Birch has been working with us in the lab since this summer on her project Active Origami, an environmentally responsive architecture facade system which was just awarded the winning student poster for Research Scholarships and Expeditions 2018. Her project focused on developing a methodology for Bacillus subtilis hygromorphic bilayers with a latex substrate and suggest how this […]

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Project BioVer from the BioCentric Design Group wins 3rd Prize at RESHAPE18

2 Nov , 2018   Video

The project BioVer has won third prize on the Wearable Technology category at RESHAPE18. The project, which proposes exquisitely designed jewellery/worn pieces which constitute “unfolded petri dishes” which in the words of the designers are: “…digitally redesigned as a ring and a necklace, are in fact inhabited by specimens of Physarum polycephalum, protist observable by […]