A look at the biohacking spaces in Latin America and the open-science initiatives that are expanding in the region.
Edgar Andrés Ochoa Cruz
Edgar Andrés Ochoa Cruz has a PhD in biotechnology from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He was an instructor of two Brazilian iGEM teams and founder of SyntechBio, the first biohacker space in South America that later became the Latin American Network of Biohacker Spaces. He manages and develops several projects in synthetic biology. He is also developing platforms for providing home and industry users access to biotechnology. He is the cofounder of Arcturus BioCloud in San Francisco, California, whose goal is to take synthetic biology to your home safely.