TECHNOLOGIES TO BOOST OUR PROJECTS

BIO AS TECHNOLOGY

Back to nature to get to the future

Biotechnologies are our best bet on circular, healthy and sustainable societies. They’re the key to ending illness and being able to “grow” and biodegrade practically every object we need. Meanwhile, advanced tools such gene editing, DNA synthesis and organism design are become more accessible. At Hack Belgium we’ll help you explore this exciting field.

Workshops and More

EXPERTS, SPEAKERS & MENTORS

Angela Pisani

Bio-Hacking

Part of the community around ReaGent who will have a stand in the experience zone.

Dominique Adriaens

Bio-inspired Design Thinking

Evolutionary morphologist interested in understanding evolutionary patterns leading to adaptive evolution, and how to use this information to develop bio-inspired designs (biomimicry). Keen on scientific communication to all kinds of audiences, and 3D computer graphics.

Ellen Comhaire

Bio as Technology

Jasper Bloemen

Bio as Technology

Marjan De Mey

Synthetic Biology

I focus on the development of novel tools and methods to fine tune metabolic pathways. They apply these tools to create custom designed microbes for the production of useful chemicals, special sugars and natural products from renewable resources.

Michiel Wierinck

Bio design, growing design

I am masterstudent industrial design. I have a cocreation project with Glimps, where we develop a ecological urn out of the biomaterial Mycelium.

Niek D'Hondt

Biohacking & Education

I coordinate Ekoli, a non-profit aimed at developing sustainable classroom activites for teachers, while also bringing science to underprivileged groups. Ekoli was born out of ReaGent, the community biolab in Ghent, which I co-founded. Lastly, I help researcher collaborate and communicate.

Pablo Ortiz

Biobased & Circular Economy

Pharmacist as background, PhD in organic chemistry and currently researching on how to make polymers from renewable resources. Convinced that a circular, bio-based economy is the solution to some of the biggest societal challenges (climate change, ocean pollution)

Tom Peeters

Biohacking, Biotechnology & Bioart

Tom Peeters teaches biotechnology at the Erasmus University College Brussels. He's a founder of the Open BioLab Brussels and has extensive experience in biohacking, DIY-biology and the organisation of workshops (Let's Swab, Cut DNA, CRISPR,...)

Winnie Poncelet

Bio as Tech Curator

Catalyst for the biohacking scene in Belgium, from my own basement lab to a now thriving biohacker community space: ReaGent, a meeting place for citizens, researchers, non-profits, designers, artists, companies and much more. Currently focus on open source pharma, open source biomaterials and biodesign.

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