globalLAMP Cameroon event (at AfricaOSH)


As part of the global qLAMP project (funded by the Collaborative Development Projects Round 2) we just come back from an exciting residency in the Mboalab (Yaoundé, Cameroon) where we had the chance to collaborate with the local researchers to generate field data with the Pocket qPCR and Open qLAMP devices. We were also privileged to enrol in the AfricaOSH event at the end of the residence and share the results with the African Open Source Hardware community and learn about the OS hardware movement going on in the region.

The documentation of the residency can be visited in this notion. It includes a journal of the residency, a link to the Hackteria wiki of the project, a photo album, experiment results and a “Collaboration Opportunities” report.

As we have used less than half of the planned grant amount for field trips, we are planning to organize a second experimental residency in Yogyakarta, where the @akbar1708 team are building a bioproduction centre where the equipment we’re developing can be useful to quantify the efficiency of the enzyme production. This will also facilitate a gathering for the global qLAMP community in Asia (e.g. @shingohisakawa and the Ninja qPCR, @JiLi from openFIESTA) to meet and share designs.

Last but not least, we also believe that is interesting to put in contact the Mboalab researchers with their Indonesian counterparts, to share experiences and protocols and establish new collaborations across bioproduction laboratories.

Thank you all for the support!