We waited all, this is our first series of workshops !
Citizen science to LaPaillasse
While projects in La Pagliacci beginning we can ask about their interest. The Pagliacci is a community laboratory of biology that aims to disseminate best practices of scientific research but also to find creative applications for this research which any avid fan of science can participate. This is primarily a forum for exchange of ideas where it is possible to use technology through the contribution of each to find material or make it more affordable but also to create new collaborative projects based on biology .
From late March (dates are yet to be confirmed) La Paillasse animera une série d’atelier autours du DNA barcoding
. The aim will be to use the basic techniques of molecular biology to identify microorganisms, plant species and animals around us. We will try even the detection of GMOs ! Il n’est pas nécessaire d’être un expert scientifique pour participer à ce projet
, just come above all with his curiosity and motivation to seek information collectively as a honey bee polonise her for her community.
In his article the new science of amateurs
Rémi approached this new way of doing science using the collective intelligence, this path François Taddei has advanced the idea of Form collaborative constructors of knowledge and creative
. Do not be fooled by the idea of collective intelligence, Francis Pisani considers it preferable to replace the term collective intelligence like that of wisdom of crowds by alchemy of the multitudes
, gather intelligence is a necessary not sufficient while the composition of a group without organized diversity is not beneficial.
The project builds on the knowledge of biologists who are teachers citizen scientists
while it is also possible to find affordable solutions that use open source tutorials for software and hardware kit like the FabLab. Our approach to citizen science can be sensitive to the use of biological technologies, PCR in the context of molecular biology, with the aim of better understanding of our local microenvironment. Through this experience we can learn more about the nature of these living beings, from samples taken on site.
We can draw the project bioweathermap, d’envergure mondiale il a su attirer et fédérer de nombreux acteurs scientifiques et citoyens autour des problématiques biodiversité, public health and biosurveillance particular because of the reputation of George Church and the community management of Jason Bobe also co-founder of DIYbio. The exploration of the ocean led by Craig Venter and his team participates in the myth of scientific leaving on an adventure to make new discoveries in places unknown.
La démarche de LaPaillasse n’est pas aussi ambitieuse mais elle aura le mérite de faire interagir scientifiques et citoyens en utilisant le matériel suivant:
- Machines PCR
- Bin electrophoresis
- Microwave (to produce the agar gel)
In addition to molecular biology course will be available for lovers of science who thirst for knowledge.
A podcast will be proposed
If you want to participate, so that we can get an idea of the number of people interested, doodle a link to register. But do not worry, Membership remains informal. Similarly for the date and time that is not yet decided, tous cas in sera with a Samedi.
Links: (Just to feed your curiosity attedant:))