It’s been a couple months of hard work by the membership in building a comunity bio lab
Special Thanks to:
Ray for help with painting and removing the HVAC
Cameron for helping with the HVAC system
Chris for donating lab gear
Cat for help with cleaning out the cave
Jo for naming the lab.
After feedback from the board thorough it be best to clarify the information.
the lab as it stands is classed as a kitchen and ristricts work to this white list of substances
- known food safe substance thier know safe derivatives these include
- culinary Fungi
- lacto ferments
- alcohol ferment
- koji ferment
- Miso and Peaso
- Black Fruits and veg
- fruit and vegetables
- meats bellow 30°C and above 42°C
- domesticated yeast
- nonpoisonous none hazardous domestic plants and seeds
- domestic chemicals examples such as
- isopropanol alcohol
- domestically available food additives such as sodium citrate and citric acid
- inert non hazardous materials such as
- heat proof glass
this does not include
- non-pathogenic strains of E. coli, Bacillus subtilis, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae
- live animals
- baned substances such as
- psychoactive substances
- class ABC drugs
- banned organisms
- the plant family Cannabaceae and its derivatives
- human / animal / plant pathogenic
- psychoactive compound producing fungi / animals / plants
- poisonous plants
- human derived product’s such as
- dont make me list them all please
this does restrict us to protocals what can be done in a kitchen for the time being.
this means the practice, of biosafety under BSL1 Conditions as as described in the lab safety handbook located in the lab.
handdling of waste is to be strilzed with bleach and isopropanol alcohol
currently isolated and growing culinary mushrooms for consumption at the park space opening day.
planning to do some alcohol ferments search as fruit wine and maybe grow a couple plants such as arugula, spinich for stir frying.
To strike a balance of stafety for members and access to of use, I have consulted professionally and received the advice of a period of 4 weeks supervised lab by a successfully trained member before unsupervised may happen.
equitment training will take place durring these supervised sesstions by the required trainers and exstra time will need to be alloted to allow this
at least 1 visit to the lab in that current week for a minimum off 2 hours not including break or a single run of a protocal. ie spore exstraction.
- Grayson 1 week completed
- Ray 1 week completed need to check if completed 2nd week
a health and safety manual has been provided for membership to utilize, please reffer to its guidence and your common sence when within the lab.
locked storage is currently provided for sensitive lab equipment and supplies for members to use. As of yet unsupervised means of access to the cabinet has not been made available need to get a codded key cabinet.
the board have been provided a copy of these keys
all activities within the boundary of the lab are to be recorded in the lab notebook and to follow the bellow schema
- always write in pen
- strike out mistakes with single line
- date and authored
- clearly formated
- tape supplement material with masking tape not glue
- review your work afer finishing
- signed by a unsupervisor member or a supervisor.
i wish to provide classes in the lab and to colabrate with other spaces in the shareing of knowloage and resorces to bring larger projects to members that would otherwise be locked off to a unveristy
as of current the lab as been funded for cunsumabled between the space and myself with donations from the membership. i am aware that running a lab will requier additional funding for consumables and equipment, and need to discuse with the membership with what people want to do similar to welding at weldy grindy
the board have requested before pressure cooker is brought into the space A risk assessment and full documentation is provided this has been fulfilled and is awaiting approval.
handdling of non-pathogenic strains of E. coli, Bacillus subtilis, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae will need a GMO1 forms HSE GMO contained use premises notification CU1 2014.
Adequate equipment including sutable sterilisation capablilllity
to handdle plasmids and to pratice Genetically modifcation will need to prodived the below paper work
for the United Kingdom
● Regulation of GMOs is based on the The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained
Use) Regulations 2014 and is overseen by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
● Detailed guidelines are laid out in the Scientific Advisory Committee on Genetic
Modification (SACGM) Compendium of Guidance.
● All community labs conducting work with GM organisms will need to notify the HSE,
which involves completing a form, risk assessment, and paying a fee. There may be
exceptions if you only plan to transform lab strain bacteria with very well-characterised
reporter genes, e.g., GFP; in this case we suggest contacting the HSE for further guidance.
looking into what it would take to have membership be able to take exams and be provided with industry recognisable qualifications. ? for thier projects and time in the lab