Dr Brian Degger is a scientist with a PhD in Molecular Biotechnology from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. As part of the ‘maker community’ he produces workshops and exhibits with a focus on DIY Biology such as octopus dissection and bioplastic. He uses scientific and open source methodologies, in collaboration with artists and technologists, to creatively explore research such as DIYBiology, bacterial cultivation, accessible technology and open source science. With others, he has recently started a Newcastle Makerspace (http://makerspace.org.uk). Blogs occasionally at transitlab.org.
- Dorkbot Newcastle (22nd November 2011) (makerspace.org.uk)