The BioBricks Foundation (BBF) is a public-benefit organization advancing synthetic biology to benefit all people and the planet. We have an impact because of people like you — you are one of a community of thousands of scientists, educators, policymakers, students, and citizens who believe fundamental biotechnology belongs to all of us. Thank you for your past support of the BBF. We’re calling on you now to help the BBF reach important goals in 2012.

Donate NowThe BBF has big plans for 2012. We have started organizing the BioBricks Foundation SB6.0 Conference taking place at Imperial College in London in 2013. We are writing and will distribute free user manuals for the BioBrick™ Public Agreement, the Technical RFC Process, and OpenWetWare, three powerful tools the BBF created to make your work as a scientist easier. We are also expanding our Education Program through a partnership with The BioBuilder Educational Foundation to reach thousands of middle and high-school students who will be the future leaders of the field. And we are preparing to launch the Stanford BIOFAB, a collaborative research effort the BBF helped bring together and whose products will be contributed to the public domain.

Donate Now: Help us reach $50K by June 15, 2012No other nonprofit organization is doing this kind of vital work in this space. At the BBF, we want to do even more. But we can’t do it without you.

Our annual goal for individual gifts is $100,000. So far this year, we have raised $37,000, leaving $63,000 to go. For those of you who contributed to our fall 2011 campaign, thank you so much! If you have not yet contributed, there is still time to do so. Can you help take us over the $50,000 mark by June 15?

Your gift of $10, $20, $50, $100, or any amount will have a big impact. The time to give is now.

Make a secure, online donation to the BBF today by clicking this link.

If you think a strong synbio community makes the world a better place, please contribute to the BioBricks Foundation today! We’ll share updates in the coming weeks. Thank you so much for your support!

Sincerely,

Holly Million signature
Holly Million
Executive Director, the BioBricks Foundation

Dear SynBio Community Members:

The BioBricks Foundation is pleased to announce The BioBricks Foundation Synthetic Biology 6.0 Conference (SB6.0), which will take place on July 9-11, 2013 at Imperial College, London, UK.

Imperial College, LondonThis meeting will be the first time in two years that an open and self-defined global community will share, consider, debate, and plan efforts to understand life via building, to make biology easier to engineer, and work together so that the results of such efforts benefit all people and the planet.

SB5.0 was held at Stanford University in June 2011, with the participation of over 70 international speakers and 730 attendees from over 25 countries.

In July 2013, the world comes together once more to learn about and help define what is happening in the world of synthetic biology.

Please join us. For more information regarding the conference, please click on this link: http://sb6.biobricks.org

Registration for the conference will open later in 2012. We will let you know when registration officially opens.

Corporate sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are now available. Please contact sponsorship@biobricks.org for more information.

We will send regular updates throughout the coming months, but please let us know if you have any questions along the way.

Hope to see you at Imperial College, London, UK in July 2013!

Sincerely,

Thi Thach
Communications and Development Manager,
The BioBricks Foundation
thi@biobricks.org

OpenWetWare and BioBricks Foundation logo

Dear OpenWetWare Community,

Thank you for your participation in the OWW improvement survey. We thank you for all your valuable input toward making OpenWetWare one of the most effective tools to facilitate your research.

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the OWW survey:

  • Two $25 Amazon gift cards, at random, to two participants who completed the survey questions:
    1. Marko Dolinar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
    2. Leanna Morinishi, MIT, USA
  • One $50 Amazon gift card, to a participant who gave the best original suggestion(s) for OWW based on usefulness and feasibility:
    1. Lee Farrand, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

We will contact you individually to arrange the delivery of the prizes. Congratulations to the three of you!

It has been a challenging process to choose the winner for the top prize due to the high number of great comments we received. Among these valuable suggestions, Lee Farrand suggested that “On the discussion pages, authors could have ‘reputation points,’ allowing us to see who is rated by the community as being a reliable source of information.” Such an approach could contribute to a system for scoring/ranking protocols and other sources of information, a feature that many of you have requested. OWW contributors could increase their reputation points in many ways, including by other users voting their comments as being valuable.

Once again, thank you so much for your participation and valuable input. We wish you a productive year filled with new ideas and discoveries.

Sincerely,

Thi Thach
Communications and Development Manager
The BioBricks Foundation
thi@biobricks.org

Dear Friends of the BioBricks Foundation,

Here’s the latest news from the BioBricks Foundation‘s campaign to raise $50K by December 31, 2011. As of today, we have already raised $35K. So that leaves just $15K to go! Already made a gift? Thank you so much! Haven’t given yet? Please do so. Help us make it to the top!

Your tax-deductible gift of $10, $20, $50, $100, or any amount will have a big impact.

The SB5.0 conference brought together more than 700 researchers from around the world.

Donate Now

With your support, the BBF will have resources to conduct such activities as launching OWW2.0, providing scholarships to young researchers for SB 6.0, hosting workshops on exciting themes, and launching initiatives to unite global BIOFABs and create a road map for the field of SynBio. The time to give is now. Make a secure, online donation to the BBF today.

Thank you so much for your support.

Sincerely,

Holly Million signature
Holly Million
Executive Director,
The BioBricks Foundation

Natalie Kuldell signature
Natalie Kuldell
Board of Directors,
The BioBricks Foundation
OpenWetWare “Super User”

Dear Friends of the BioBricks Foundation,

The BioBricks Foundation provides opportunities for SynBio researchers to learn and collaborate.

Here’s the latest news from the BioBricks Foundation and our fundraising campaign to raise $50K by December 31, 2011. As of today, we have already raised $25K toward our goal. So that leaves just $25K to go! Already made a gift? Thank you so much! Haven’t given yet? There’s still time to do so. Help us make it to the top!

The BioBricks Foundation (BBF) is a public-benefit organization dedicated to advancing synthetic biology (SynBio) to benefit all people and the planet. We work to create a sustainable future by supporting the development and free exchange of standardized biological parts that are safe, ethical, cost effective and publicly accessible. The funds raised in this campaign will support the BBF’s work for SynBio in technology, the law, education, and community building for the coming year.

Donate Now If you work in the BioTech industry, attended the SB 5.0 Conference, follow the BIOFAB, or are one of 9,000 people who use OpenWetWare, you are part of the BBF community. Please act now by making a personal financial gift to support the BBF.

The SB5.0 conference brought together more than 700 researchers from around the world.Your tax-deductible gift of $10, $20, $50, $100, or any amount will have a big impact. With your help, the BBF will have resources to conduct such activities as launching OWW2.0, providing scholarships to young researchers for SB 6.0, hosting workshops on exciting themes, and launching initiatives to unite global BIOFABs and create a road map for the field of SynBio. The time to give is now. Make a secure, online donation to the BBF today.

SynBio has the power to transform our world. Let’s work together to ensure a strong, safe, open SynBio field. Please support the BBF mission.

Thank you so much for your support.

Sincerely,

Holly Million signature
Holly Million
Executive Director,
The BioBricks Foundation

Natalie Kuldell signature
Natalie Kuldell
Board of Directors,
The BioBricks Foundation
OpenWetWare “Super User”

P.S. Want to get more involved? The BBF is making plans to better serve the SynBio community. Want to find out when SB6.0 is taking place? Want to give input on our new Education Program? Send us a message.

Dear Friends of the BioBricks Foundation,

The BioBricks Foundation helps nurture young talent in SynBio.Here’s the latest news from the BioBricks Foundation and our fundraising campaign to raise $50K by December 31, 2011. As of today, we have already raised $25K toward our goal. So that leaves just $25K to go! Already made a gift? Thank you so much! Haven’t given yet? There’s still time to do so. Help us make it to the top!

The BioBricks Foundation (BBF) is a public-benefit organization dedicated to advancing synthetic biology (SynBio) to benefit all people and the planet. We work to create a sustainable future by supporting the development and free exchange of standardized biological parts that are safe, ethical, cost effective and publicly accessible. The funds raised in this campaign will support the BBF’s work for SynBio in technology, the law, education, and community building for the coming year.

Donate Now If you work in the BioTech industry, attended the SB 5.0 Conference, follow the BIOFAB, or are one of 9,000 people who use OpenWetWare, you are part of the BBF community. Please act now by making a personal financial gift to support the BBF.

At the SB5.0 conference, presenters covered the latest developments in SynBio.Your tax-deductible gift of $10, $20, $50, $100, or any amount will have a big impact. With your help, the BBF will have resources to conduct such activities as launching OWW2.0, providing scholarships to young researchers for SB 6.0, hosting workshops on exciting themes, and launching initiatives to unite global BIOFABs and create a road map for the field of SynBio. The time to give is now. Make a secure, online donation to the BBF today.

SynBio has the power to transform our world. Let’s work together to ensure a strong, safe, open SynBio field. Please support the BBF mission.

Thank you so much for your support.

Sincerely,

Holly Million signature
Holly Million
Executive Director,
The BioBricks Foundation

Natalie Kuldell signature
Natalie Kuldell
Board of Directors,
The BioBricks Foundation
OpenWetWare “Super User”

P.S. Want to get more involved? The BBF is making plans to better serve the SynBio community. Want to find out when SB6.0 is taking place? Want to give input on our new Education Program? Send us a message.

Dear Friends of the BioBricks Foundation,

The BioBricks Foundation works to ensure that the engineering of biology is conducted in an open and ethical manner to benefit all people and the planet.Here’s the latest news from the BioBricks Foundation and our fundraising campaign to raise $50K by December 31, 2011. As of today, we have already raised $21K toward our goal. So that leaves just $29K to go! Already made a gift? Thank you so much! Haven’t given yet? There’s still time to do so. Help us make it to the top!

The BioBricks Foundation (BBF) is a public-benefit organization dedicated to advancing synthetic biology (SynBio) to benefit all people and the planet. We work to create a sustainable future by supporting the development and free exchange of standardized biological parts that are safe, ethical, cost effective and publicly accessible. The funds raised in this campaign will support the BBF’s work for SynBio in technology, the law, education, and community building for the coming year.

Donate Now If you work in the BioTech industry, attended the SB 5.0 Conference, follow the BIOFAB, or are one of 9,000 people who use OpenWetWare, you are part of the BBF community. Please act now by making a personal financial gift to support the BBF.

Your tax-deductible gift of $10, $20, $50, $100, or any amount will have a big impact. With your help, the BBF will have resources to conduct such activities as launching OWW2.0, providing scholarships to young researchers for SB 6.0, The sold-out SB5.0 conference gathered hundreds of SynBio researchers from around the world.hosting workshops on exciting themes, and launching initiatives to unite global BIOFABs and create a road map for the field of SynBio. The time to give is now. Make a secure, online donation to the BBF today.

SynBio has the power to transform our world. Let’s work together to ensure a strong, safe, open SynBio field. Please support the BBF mission.

Thank you so much for your support.

Sincerely,

Holly Million signature
Holly Million
Executive Director,
The BioBricks Foundation

Natalie Kuldell signature
Natalie Kuldell
Board of Directors,
The BioBricks Foundation
OpenWetWare “Super User”

P.S. Want to get more involved? The BBF is making plans to better serve the SynBio community. Want to find out when SB6.0 is taking place? Want to give input on our new Education Program? Send us a message.

Dear Friends of the BioBricks Foundation,

SynBio can improve the lives of families worldwide.Here’s the latest news from the BioBricks Foundation and our fundraising campaign to raise $50K by December 31, 2011. As of today, we have already raised $10K toward our goal. So that leaves just $40K to go! Already made a gift? Thank you so much! Haven’t given yet? There’s still time to do so. Help us make it to the top!

The BioBricks Foundation (BBF) is a public-benefit organization dedicated to advancing synthetic biology (SynBio) to benefit all people and the planet. We work to create a sustainable future by supporting the development and free exchange of standardized biological parts that are safe, ethical, cost effective and publicly accessible. The funds raised in this campaign will support the BBF’s work for SynBio in technology, the law, education, and community building for the coming year.

Donate Now If you work in the BioTech industry, attended the SB 5.0 Conference, follow the BIOFAB, or are one of 9,000 people who use OpenWetWare, you are part of the BBF community. Please act now by making a personal financial gift to support the BBF.

Your tax-deductible gift of $10, $20, $50, $100, or any amount will have a big impact. With your help, the BBF will have resources to conduct such activities as launching OWW2.0, providing scholarships to young researchers for SB 6.0, The SB5.0 conference brought together researchers and students from around the world.hosting workshops on exciting themes, and launching initiatives to unite global BIOFABs and create a road map for the field of SynBio. The time to give is now. Make a secure, online donation to the BBF today.

SynBio has the power to transform our world. Let’s work together to ensure a strong, safe, open SynBio field. Please support the BBF mission.

Thank you so much for your support.

Sincerely,

Holly Million signature
Holly Million
Executive Director,
The BioBricks Foundation

Natalie Kuldell signature
Natalie Kuldell
Board of Directors,
The BioBricks Foundation
OpenWetWare “Super User”

P.S. Want to get more involved? The BBF is making plans to better serve the SynBio community. Want to find out when SB6.0 is taking place? Want to give input on our new Education Program? Send us a message.

Dear Friends of the BioBricks Foundation,

The BioBricks Foundation (BBF) is a public-benefit organization dedicated to advancing synthetic biology (SynBio) to benefit all people and the planet. We work to create a sustainable future by standardizing biological parts that are safe, ethical, cost effective and publicly accessible. Your enthusiastic involvement in the SynBio community and the work of the BBF makes a crucial difference.

The BBF is a young organization that has produced results. This year, we successfully created the first-in-the-world BioBrick™ Public Agreement (BPA), a legal tool that enables the free exchange and use of standard biological parts. BIOFAB, our first professional research collaboration, has produced reliable, standardized biological parts that constitute a free operating system for biotechnology. In addition, the BBF also manages OpenWetWare (OWW), an open-source wiki that facilitates teaching, learning, and sharing of data for 9,000 researchers through a culture of collaboration and open science. That’s not all. Just this past June, the BBF successfully organized SB 5.0, an inspiring 3-day global conference in SynBio with the participation of over 70 international speakers and 730 attendees from over 25 countries.

With 2012 approaching, the BBF plans to do even more to support and connect our SynBio community, promoting the effectiveness of OWW, creating new educational programs, and much more. We need your help to make these goals a reality.

Donate NowTo support this exciting work, the BBF has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $50K by December 31, 2011. Thanks to a generous donor, we’ve already raised $8K toward our goal. That leaves just $42K to go!

Your gift of $10, $20, $50, $100, or any amount will have a big impact. With your help, the BBF will have resources to conduct such activities as launching OWW2.0, providing scholarships to young researchers for SB 6.0, hosting workshops on exciting themes, and launching initiatives to unite global BIOFABs and create a road map for the field of SynBio. The time to give is now. Make a secure, online donation to the BBF today.

We live in a world with limited natural resources. Striving to build a sustainable world is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. SynBio may hold the key to our future. The BBF fills a unique need in this field, educating, building community, creating legal tools, and fostering cooperation. Please act now by making a personal financial gift to support the BBF.

We’ll let you know our progress in meeting our campaign goal. Thank you so much for your support.

Sincerely,

Holly Million signature
Holly Million
Executive Director,
The BioBricks Foundation
Natalie Kuldell signature
Natalie Kuldell
Board of Directors,
The BioBricks Foundation
OpenWetWare “Super User”


OpenWetWare and BioBricks Foundation logo

Dear OpenWetWare Community,

In an effort to improve OpenWetWare.org (OWW) to meet your needs better, the BioBricks Foundation is conducting a short survey with five simple questions (< 5min). We hope you will choose to participate! The survey ends on Nov 22.

By participating, you will:

  1. Make your life better (by gaining a better OWW experience)
  2. Make new friends (by communicating with our staff at the BBF)
  3. Be entered to win great PRIZES!

Prizes:

  1. Two $25 Amazon gift cards, at random, to two participants who complete these five questions.
  2. One $50 Amazon gift card, to a participant who gives the best original suggestion(s) for OWW based on usefulness and feasibility. Please answer question #4 in the survey to be considered for this prize.

For prize winners who live in countries Amazon does not operate, we will provide you an equivalent prize to the Amazon gift card.

Please click on the below button to complete the OWW survey:

Enter Survey

We thank you for your time and contribution; we will post (anonymous) information about the survey outcomes on the OWW home page in the coming weeks.

Kind regards,

Thi Thach
Program Manager
BioBricks Foundation
thi@biobricks.org

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