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I'm wanting to experiment with the importance of yeast in growing bacterial cellulose, and am looking for more information on this please.
Can someone explain the importance of yeast in growing bacterial cellulose?
Has anyone tried growing cellulose without yeast?

Hello everyone!

Suzanne Lee's work fascinated me so much I chose bacterial cellulose as a topic for my final projects in my Biochemistry degree. I'm currently writing a literature review under this title, "Could bacterial cellulose become a raw-material in the manufacturing of clothing thus aiding to produce a more sustainable fashion industry?" I'm desperately looking for more scientific research on bacterial cellulose, any suggestions please?

Thanks in advance :) 

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good morning community, I'm Marco Abbro from Italy.
I'm growing cellulose at home, with great results and surprise :)
anyone know how to manage a 3D shape on growing?
I supposed to have anything with agar and boundaries exposed in O2.
anyone has experience on it? 

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Update to group! Grant at Parsons, and others able to make it to NYC in November, this years Biofabricate summit will be held at Parsons and we have another phenomenal line-up of researchers, startups and brands forging new paths with biodesign. Join us! Sign up on the website for the newsletter to get a 10% discount ticket code.

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A sped-up version of the Harvard Medical School's footage featuring the evolution of antibiotic resistant E. coli.

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Hi everyone, I'm Edith Medina, researcher and biology artist from Mexico, tonight I have a lecture and in this lecture I talk about the relation between biology, fashion and materiality. I use the concept Fashion Biological Maker, I share the link , a pleasure to be part of this group:

My name is Adelina Wade, I am about to become a 3rd Year Costume Production student at Rose Bruford in Sidcup, London. As I approach my final year of making costumes, I begin the task of a creating a practical dissertation. Instead of following the pact of my peers, creating pretty beaded dresses, I have taken a different route. I have spent the last year researching Biocouture and BioFabrication the work they are doing. I found them online, last year, whilst looking into  how technology is affecting the textile industry. Ever since then, I have been infatuated by the idea of creating something out of cultivated fabric.
My proposal for my dissertation is to create two leather jackets. Using the exact same techniques, I will make one from real leather, the other using the online recipe to create a fabric that I have grown myself. They will then be tested to see the similarities and differences by a wearer who has no idea what the cultured fabric is.
My plan for this project is also to get in contact with a big brand leather jacket manufacturer such as Muubaa, promoting this innovation, possibly seeing whether they would even fund some research within this field.

I am hoping to get into personal conversation with Biofabrication to discuss the possibilities further, however am unable to find any contact details, other than this forum. I am desperately hoping that someone can get in contact with me.

I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am to begin this project, I really hope that you’ll be able to get behind me in some way. This is the kind of project that has NEVER been done before within my university and I know that it will cause a lot of interest.

I cant begin to describe my admiration for what you do and how much you have inspired me.

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Hey everyone! Excuse my English. Just found out about this group today via some comment in the Israeli DIY BIO facebook group.
I share the vision of growing materials for a couple of years, but now I'm taking my first steps in actually doing something about it.

Together with friends (and actually whoever wants to participate) we wish to improve on Suzanne's Kombucha-skin recipe, experiment with chemical reactions and try to make stuff that actually act and feel like leather and suede.
We wish to keep it open-source, while at the same time getting it mature to be market/commercial-ready.

I didn't find much info on the internet from DIY-BIO groups about how to transform the material so that it will be less water absorbent, smell differently, make it less sensitive to UV, etc... Any help with that?

BTW in the biomed/biotech/universities kind of research there's lots of info.. But they talk different languages of different scientific fields and it's sometimes hard to dig the info or find the relevant search terms...

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This is a great example of the potential of waste resources.

Jeongwon Ji's Crustic material extracts chitin from the shell of the invasive mitten crab which has been clogging Asian rivers. She then cases electronics with it to add a tactile quality.

Has anyone out there tried making bioplastic from chitin?
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