The medicines of the future are all around us, but it will take a community to find them. Let’s get started!

About the project

Antimicrobial resistance is much more a social than a technical challenge. It is a direct result of our increasingly urbanised society, fed by large scale animal farming, centralised wastewater treatment, and abuse of prescription drugs. WHO warns that the current antimicrobial crisis could bring "the end of modern medicine as we know it". Time for action!

You can join us on our quest by participating in the workshops below!

hunt

workshop

23 / 3 / 2016

Help! We are running out of antibiotics! Time to dig ourselves out. Biohacker, Pieter van Boheemen, invites you to Waag Society’s wet lab to learn how to hunt for new medicines.

grow

workshop

3/6/2016

We've learned how to hunt for new medicines, now it's time to incubate them. Come to Waag Society’s wet lab to learn how to prepare your samples.

test

workshop

11/10/2016

The final step! We've prepared our samples, now it's time to measure their zones of inhibition. We invite you to Waag Society’s wet lab to learn how to test your results.

Follow us!

Our biohackers will be posting their adventures online.

Post your results on the hashtag #diyantibiotica.