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Research Visit Yaoundé <-> Yogyakarta

In a third Phase of international exchange within the GlobaLAMP project, Collaborative Development of Isothermal Amplification & Devices, funded by a GOSH grant through the Sloan Foundation, we are happy to enable a research visit of Stephane Fadanka, Mboalab (Younde, Cameroon), to Yogyakarta, Indonesia, to collaborate with Akbar Nur Arofattulah, UGM / Widya Life Science.

What happened sofar

Earlier activities were already described on this wiki for the hardware research meetup GlobalLAMP-Paris in June 2022 and the extended participation with GlobalLAMP-Yaoundé to AfricaOSH in Cameroon in September 2022. You can also follow various discussions on the GOSH forum.

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We finally received Stephane's VISA, yeah!!! For the research visit we aiming at mid June 2023 now.

Reflections and Summary of Stephane's Residency

You can find a nice text and images on this gdoc:


Stephane Guest Lecture UGM: Biotech Enterpreneurship

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Build your own Open Fluorescence Meter GlobalLAMP AfricaOSH Version

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GOSH Global LAMP - Open Fluorescent Meter Workshop @ UGM

Read review on UGM news website:

Simple electronic workshop by Mr. Marc Dusseiller (, CH)

Date: Wednesday, May 24th, 14:00 - 16:00 PM

Place: Lab. Mikrobiologi TIMUR, Dept. Mikrobiologi Pertanian

(Electronic component will be provided only for the first 10 applicants)

See also earlier activities on Open Science Hardware for Microbiologists, lecture on the hackteria website.

Pre-program: TUAK residensi in Tuban "Terbuku untuk aku dan kamu" @ Prewangan

See more on the dedicated wiki page on TUAK


"Prewangan merupakan studio inisiatif warga yang bersifat terbuka dan bersama, bekerja dalam aplikasi yang kreatif dan efektif di bidang edukasi, sains, seni, dan teknologi. Praktik Prewangan Studio berfokus pada pembuatan, pengembangan, dan eksperimen benda ataupun produk dengan spirit DIY (Do It Yourself). Para anggota Prewangan Studio terdiri dari guru, seniman multimedia, praktisi furnitur, praktisi elektro, dalang, praktisi usaha bidang agraris maupun maritim, desainer, praktisi musik, dokter hewan, dan juga masyarakat sebagai kolabolator."

Prewangan is an open and collaborative citizen-initiated studio, working on creative and effective applications in the fields of education, science, arts and technology. The Prewangan Studio practice focuses on making, developing, and experimenting with objects or products with a DIY (Do It Yourself) spirit. The members of Prewangan Studio consist of teachers, multimedia artists, furniture practitioners, electrical practitioners, puppeteers, business practitioners in the agricultural and maritime fields, designers, music practitioners, veterinarians, and also the community as collaborators.

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Pre-program: Workshop "Simple Kinetic Sound Sculpture" at Pazar Kaget, GOR, Bandung

To extend our local connections further, dusjagr was invited to visit GOR (Gelanggang Olah Rasa), in Bandung, and participate with a DIY electronics & art workshop during their weekend Bazaar. We took the opportunity to try out the new workshop concept adapted during the TUAK residensi, where we redesigned new PCBs for the workshop "record & play" by Ralf Schreiber.

"A workshop where participants will build small electro-mechanical solo drum machines from single DC motors and small circuit boards. The workshop will experiment with different kinds of sounding materials (metal pieces, stones, springs, paper, etc), where the machines will oscillate freely and develop their own individual sound quality. Once built the machines will be used to explore fundamental musical structures." - from Ralf Schreiber

Pre-program: Meeting with South Korean delegation on Science Education, STEAM and qLAMP

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Pre-program: Yogya BlitzVisit with Bri


Stephane Fadanka (Cameroon)

Stephane Fadanka with Style

Stephane Fadanka is Executive Director at Mboalab and works with Beneficial Bio and Open Bioeconmy Lab to make research tools and protocols more accessible to researchers in Cameroon and abroad through local manufacturing of reagents for molecular biology research and application. Stephane is also a SynBio Africa Emerging Leader in Synthetic Biology and Biosecurity fellow and a fervent advocate of Open Science sharing his experience as an Outreachy mentor and Open Science Ambassador with the Open Life Science Science (OLS-5) program.

Stephane Fadanka is a molecular Biologist and Open science ambassador, passionate about making research tools and protocols more accessible to researchers in Cameroon and abroad through local hardware prototyping and manufacturing of reagents for molecular biology research and application. Stephane has been developing contextualized protocols and manufacturing processes for local enzyme production in Cameroon. For the past four years, Stephane has been developing professional experience as a researcher and then Research Manager for the UK- based social enterprise Beneficial Bio, leading a five-strong R&D team at the first enzyme biomanufacturing start-up to be founded in Cameroon in addition to acting as Executive Director of MboaLab Biotech which hosts this work. Stephane has also been actively collaborating and working with multidisciplinary and multicultural research groups, networks, and organizations such as the Open Bioeconomy Lab, Reclone, SynBio Africa, and AfricaOSH. As a fervent advocate of Open Science in Africa, Stephane is also sharing his experience as an Outreachy mentor and Open Science Ambassador with the Open Life Science (OLS) program.

Download full resume here: File:Stephane Fadanka_Resume.pdf

Dr. Akbar Nur Arrofattulah (Indonesia )

Akbar and his greenhouses

Akbar is working at the Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia as a researcher and lecturer in the field of agricultural microbiology and biotechnology. He is also the co-founder of Lifepatch (, citizen initiative in art, science and technology. Akbar is interested in the dissemination of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) biology, he was working on the Introduction RT-LAMP for COVID-19 detection, and the local manufacture of the reaction mixes through establishment of a biotech research company PT. Widya Lifescience/Widya Technology Hayati.

Dr. Marc Dusseiller (Switzerland)


Marc Dusseiller, Center for Alternative Coconut Research & member of Hackteria

Dr. Marc R. Dusseiller is a transdisciplinary scholar, lecturer for micro- and nanotechnology, cultural facilitator and artist. He performs DIY (do-it-yourself) workshops in lo-fi electronics and synths, hardware hacking for citizen science and DIY microscopy. He also loves coconuts. He was co-organizing Dock18, Room for Mediacultures, diy* festival (Zürich, Switzerland), KIBLIX 2011 (Maribor, Slovenia), workshops for artists, schools and children as the former president (2008-12) of the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society, SGMK and co-founder of the new Hackerspace collective Bitwäscherei (2020) in Zürich. He has worked as guest faculty and mentor at various schools, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IN), UCSB (USA) and in Switzerland, FHNW, HEAD, ETHZ. In collaboration with Kapelica Gallery, he has started the BioTehna Lab in Ljubljana (2012 - 2013), an open platform for interdisciplinary and artistic research on life sciences. Currently, he is developing means to perform bio- and nanotechnology research and dissemination, Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art, in a DIY / DIWO fashion in kitchens, ateliers and in the Majority World. He was the co-organizer of the different editions of HackteriaLab 2010 - 2020 Zürich, Romainmotier, Bangalore, Yogyakarta and Klöntal, Okinawa and collaborated on the organisation of the BioFabbing Convergence, 2017, in Geneva and the Gathering for Open Science Hardware, GOSH! 2016, Geneva & 2018, in Shenzhen.

Brianna Johns (Australia)

My name is Brianna (pronouns: she/they), but most people just call me Bri. I am currently the community coordinator for the Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH), a global community of artists, researchers, activists, hackers, and hardware developers dedicated to making open science hardware ubiquitous by 2025. I also co-founded a podcast called Queer Science!, am a member of The International Society of Nonbinary Scientists (ISNBS), co-chair the open source SIG for the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE) and am a drag artist.


Widya Life Science, Yogyakarta

PT Widya Teknologi Hayati is a biotechnological research company focused on the exploration and production of bioactive compounds in Indonesia. We believe in the local production of bioactive compounds for biotechnology research. Our fundamental building block is our own plant & microbial germplasm collection that ensures a consistent supply of quality material for green biotechnology research and development.

UGM, Universitas Gadja Madah, Yogyakarta

Mboalab, Youndé, Cameroon

Mboalab is an open and collaborative space located in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Operating as a research and applied Center for Open Science and Citizen Science, Mboalab was officially opened in December 2017, with the objective to catalyze sustainable local development and improve people's living conditions through open science. Our main mission is to make biotechnology research and tools more accessible to laboratories in Cameroon and Africa. To achieve this goal, Mboalab is conducting Research & Development programs through its three main departments (1 - Synthetic Biology; 2- Artificial Intelligence and electromechanics; 3 - Scholarly Communication and Library Science); As the pilot node of the UK-based Beneficial Bio network, we pioneered protein production in Cameroon and set up the first biomanufacturing and R&D unit to be founded in the country. We developed locally manufactured molecular biology reagents which are now made available to researchers, health innovators in the public and private sector as well as individuals in Cameroon through our commercial platform Beneficial Bio.

International Hackteria Society, global

Hackteria is a global network active since 2009 of people practicing DIY (do-it-yourself) and DIWO (do-it-with-others) biology, with a focus on art, design and interdisciplinary cooperation to work with lifescience technologies with a citizen science approach, grassroot and DIY methods. Our web platforms, wiki, forum, 2D-virtual world, are online hubs for global community interaction, where participants share knowledge on living systems and knowhow on different ways of hacking them. Hackteria has so far been existing on a global scope and not based in a physical space, but since summer 2020 we have established the «Hackteria ZET - Open Science Lab» in Zürich. We want to allow artists, scientists, cooks, farmers, philosophers and hackers to collaborate, test and experiment with science, art and technology outside conventional settings such as academic laboratories and art institutions: basically, anywhere in the world.

Rumah Lifepatch, Yogyakarta

Rumah Lifepatch

Throughout the GlobalLAMP Residency the Lifepatch house serves us as a homebase for our guest and as local production laboratory, using their workshop facilities for making and collaborating on our projects.

Lifepatch - citizen initiative in art, science and technology

Inisiatif warga di seni, sains dan teknologi: adalah sebuah organisasi lintas-disiplin berbasis komunitas yang terbentuk pada 26 Maret 2012. Berpijak pada inisiatif warga dalam seni, sains, dan teknologi, Lifepatch mengajak para anggota dan siapapun yang terlibat dalam aktivitasnya untuk meneliti, menggali, dan mengembangkan kehadiran teknologi, sumber daya alam, dan sumber daya manusia di daerah sekitarnya. Inisiatif warga dipilih untuk memberi ruang lebih luas bagi keberagaman praktik anggotanya dan memacu kreatifitas masing – masing anggota dalam berperan dalam sebuah aktivitas kolaborasi. Do It Yourself (DIY) dan Do It With Others (DIWO) adalah semangat yang dipegang Lifepatch dalam praktiknya untuk dapat memacu kemunculan suatu pola dan sistem baru yang lugas dari proses kreatif individu dan komunitas, serta interaksi antar individu dalam rangkaian kerja komunitas.

Anggota lifepatch mempunyai misi untuk bermanfaat dalam pengembangan potensi sumber daya manusia dan sumber daya alam lokal, membangun jembatan kolaborasi domestik dan internasional, memberikan akses terbuka bagi siapapun ke sumber penelitian dan hasil pengembangan yang telah dilakukan. lifepatch didirikan pada 26 Maret 2012 oleh beberapa orang dengan berbagai latar belakang disiplin ilmu baik dari pendidikan formal maupun non-formal. Anggota yang tergabung dalam lifepatch berdomisili di berbagai kota seperti Yogyakarta, Pekanbaru dan Bogor. Hal ini merupakan alasan utama lifepatch awalnya bergerak dengan mengandalkan komunikasi melalui internet.

External Website

GaudiLabs, Luzern

Learning Planet Institute, Paris

Gelanggang Olah Rasa (GOR), Bandung

New and old Friends in Bandung

Gudskul Ekosystem & gudrnd, Jakarta

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We are setting off from a contemporary art ecosystem developed from a not-for-profit work model. A large part of our operational support comes from our constitutive collective, which in turn were given by donor institution, sponsors and independent funding from our business unit, apart from the funds given from our member out of their own volition. When we decided to work together as an ecosystem, we tried to set a system of co-storehouse where every resource we have is collected and shared in proportion to every collective need. The various resources from every collective comes in many forms: money, program, equipment or even books. We pooled those assets for easier access and sharing for every member of the collective.

Kelompok perekayasa dan gemar coba coba yang berada di lingkungan Gudskul Ekosistem.

Engineering group and like to experiment in Gudskul Ecosystems

Kenangan Lamaaaa