Thanks everyone for joining us! Here are the quick meeting notes from yesterday:
Reclone Meeting 3rd February
The Inaugural Reclone Meeting!
Attending: Aish, Jenny, Lisa, Fernan, Chiara, Stephane, Kayla
Introduction of meeting (why/when), intro of attending members, first of fortnightly calls
Potential Symposia planned for end of Feb: Allow discussion and update of projects
Creating user profiles for project updates, what tools we are using, facilitate discussion of tools and protocols
Project Updates from Users
What we need from Reclone:
o Platforms to log tools, reagents, and experiments. Protocols on protocols.io and discussion on forum.
o How to collect data & information from people—survey stats (similar to google docs, intended for data distribution), what data to collect! (as a function of enzyme), testing enzyme yield & how to prioritize enzymes
o 4-5 enzymes as a model for standards that we want people to use
o System of incentives to get people to commit time (reward based community system), strategy to show how these enzymes/plasmids will be useful
o Free genes—blue flame, easy access to materials and protocol (igen model)
Aim: market meeting more to get more attendees (target a few groups), potential of breakout rooms for further discussion, flash presentations in future meetings (few slides & results)
Open thread in forum regarding assembly protocols (Fernan & Chiara)
Chiara to share form of OEC reagents
Make a prioritized list of enzymes (Klenow, Bst-LF, MMLV-RT, OpenVent, Pfu and Phusion) for testing
Be explicit that collection can grow if people are willing to share
o Topic on forum about how to design and share your DNA parts
How to feedback on parts/tools/reagents
How to distribute collection better (maybe not ship in glycerol)
We look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting on 17th February!