I am a social science researcher studying DIY biology/Community Biology. I am working on a PhD thesis, which compares how the movement is imagined in Germany, Canada, and the UK.
This is to say that I look at how DIY bio communities, relationships with sponsors and the publics as well as regulatory environments co-evolve and how that ties into cultural-specific perceptions of risk and expertise.
I am in the last stretch with this project and would love to hear about your experiences and perspectives on DIY bio. Do reach out to me if you want to support my research project by having a 30–40-minute chat. If you are part of a community lab in Germany, Canada or the UK, I would love to hear about it! If you are interested in my findings, then of course do let me know. I’d be happy to answer any questiosn you might have.
Looking forward to hearing from you!