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Welcome Krista and Brooke

The Peccoud Lab welcomes two undergrads to our team.  Krista is an incoming freshman who will be dual majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.  Brooke is a senior in the same majors.  Both students were the first to go through our newest method of standardized training, centered around [...]

Biohacked Insulin, Still Making Waves

Remember when computers took up entire rooms and were exclusive to big companies and the government? Now we carry them in our pockets. But what changed between the days of Space Odyssey and selfies isn’t just technology. It’s access. The software boom that defined the 90s and early 00s [...]

Informatics Demo Day Presentation

Each year Colorado State University hosts CSU Demo Day, a showcase celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship within the University. This year our lab manager and research associate, Aubrey Ibele, was one of the 106 chosen presenters for the showcase. Below is her research poster and the script of her presentation [...]

Thank You & Congratulations to Sarah

Sarah Condio joined the Peccoud Lab in August 2018. She played a major role in helping the lab complete the massive tasks of transitioning to a new LIMS system. Also, Sarah helped digitize and optimize all laboratory protocols. Her amazing, get-it-done attitude, attention to detail, ability to communicate, problem solve, and [...]

Cyberbiosecurity in the news

Biology is becoming increasingly digitized. We rely on computers to operate laboratory equipment, design genetic constructs, and store, share, and analyze genetic data. Cyberbiosecurity is a new field of science that explores novel risks at the interface of biology and computer science. The Peccoud lab is investigating cyberbiosecurity in a [...]

Could DIYBio change the cost of insulin?

After a century, insulin is still expensive – could DIYers change that? Miniature biomanufacturing kits like this prototype could revolutionize the pharmaceutical industry. Amino Labs, CC BY-ND Jenna E. Gallegos, Colorado State University and Jean Peccoud, Colorado State University Soon after Federick Banting discovered that insulin could be used to [...]

Presenting Digital Signatures for DNA

A new project in the Peccoud Lab focuses on applying digital signatures to DNA in living organisms. Last week, postdoc Jenna Gallegos gave a presentation at the Synthetic Biology, Evolution, Engineering, and Design meeting in ScottsDale, Arizona describing this work. Abstract DNA molecules are frequently shared within the life sciences community, sometimes [...]