In order to integrate our work with the community around us we divided our human practices in 3 different fronts:
During this year, we contacted a variety of experts in tropical diseases and GMO regulation both inside and outside Brazil! This has helped us shaping our project from many different perspectives, not only technically, but regarding the social impact and the regulatory and legal implications of paratransgenesis! You can check the details in our Integrated HP page, which contains excerpts from many interviews, insights about brazilian regulation and our ponderations on the subject.
But we didn't limit our approaches to people experienced on the subject. We realized that education on science and, specially, synthetic biology, is mainly conveyed through english speaking material, so we engaged on activities to change this panorama.
We translated a game by Exeter 2016 team and brought a high quality synbio game to the portuguese speaking community. Also, we organized the first edit-a-thon of the wikipedia for synthetic biology in Brazil (and maybe the world), editing and creating many articles in the portuguese wikipedia.
Check it all out here!