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Climate biotech insights, ideas, and updates.

Climate biotech insights, ideas, and updates.

04/23/24
Introducing the Climate Biotech Jobs Board
Homeworld has seen a lot of activity within the climate biotech community for both seeking and sharing job opportunities. There is a rich and supportive network, but there is no comprehensive platform for roles in climate ...
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03/11/24
Announcing the Garden Grants Winners
Today we share the Garden Grants Winners, awarding $1.35M across 16 teams tackling big problems for climate biotech. “One of the characteristics of successful scientists is having courage. Once you get your courage u...
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12/20/23
Homeworld Ideas Challenge: Winners
In August, we launched the Homeworld Ideas Writing Challenge. The goal of the contest was to encourage more writers to explore visions for how biology can enable a positive and sustainable future. The effort was co-led by ...
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12/19/23
Smells and Cell Signaling
Summary Background For all of human technological development, our focus has been nearly exclusively on interacting with our visual surroundings. Our brains are wired to take in massive amounts of information through our e...
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10/11/23
Important problems lead to important work.
What is the most important problem of your field? Richard Hamming made himself unpopular at the lunch table of Bell Labs. In the 1950s, Hamming became bored of his normal mathematician lunchmates and joined the chemistR...
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09/27/23
Proteins are where the action is. The repository is where the problems are.
If DNA is where the information is, proteins are where the action is. How can we get more action in climate biotech? In this post in our series about Garden Grants, we discuss the role of proteins in nature’s economy, the ...
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09/21/23
How can funding change a field?
In this first blog post about Garden Grants, we learn from history to develop the ideas behind the program. We explore the outsized impact of Y Combinator on startups and Fast Grants on Covid19 research, then announce our ...
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08/15/23
A $10k prize to practice swimming in ideas
We’re thrilled to announce Homeworld Ideas, a $12,500 writing challenge inviting you to share your visions for how biotechnology can enable a sustainable way of life and a thriving biosphere. We welcome all forms of writin...
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07/08/23
We wanted solarpunk, instead we got monoclonal antibodies.
A challenge for the biotech community to grow toward the biggest problems. It’s a great time to be a mouse with cancer. Billions of dollars have been invested in curing you and inventing new technology stacks to...
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06/21/23
Webinar: Roadmap for Biotech in Carbon Dioxide Removal, Part 1
What problem should I work on? My journey in action-oriented climate optimism started in 2019 as I was nearing the end of my biotech PhD in Ed Boyden’s neurotech lab at MIT. I wanted to transition from mammalian-focused bi...
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06/01/23
How to Grow an Idea With a Two-Pager
Two-page online documents are an unreasonably effective tool for socializing and prototyping ideas. Getting good at this communication tool can help you rapidly gain feedback and generate buy-in.
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05/02/23
Blue Dot Arts Salon and Afterparty, Earth Day 2023
Earth Day is a day for worldwide celebration of Earth and the Life it supports, for protest and acknowledgment of grief over the ongoing destruction of Life at the hands of humanity, and for banding together toward actions...
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02/01/23
Hello, Homeworld
Since 2019, we've met hundreds of fellow bioengineers on the same journey as us. We are motivated to build a way of life that supports sustained thriving of human society and all of our non-human kin.
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