Just One Giant Lab
Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) is the first research and innovation laboratory operating as a
distributed, open and massive mobilisation platform for collaborative task solving. JOGL
helps humanity to sync onto fixing our most urgent and important problems using
Open Science, Responsible Innovation and Continuous
Learning. JOGL partners with academic labs, companies, startups, foundations, NGOs and public
services to create participatory research programs for understanding and solving Health,
Environmental, Social and Humanitarian issues.
Come challenge yourself by fostering humanity’s
Why we decided to create JOGL
📈 By making the process of contributing to solving important challenges accessible and valorizing for anyone, we want to multiply the number of contributors by 10 (from 5 millions to 50 millions) in 10 years, while making all produced knowledge, tools and methodologies universally open for use and adaptation.
🤷 Humanity has way too many problems to fix to solely rely on traditional institutions. We want to offer anyone the opportunity to challenge themselves by launching or contributing to collaborative initiatives focused on some of humanity’s most urgent and important problems.
🤯 Solving the platform stage. Most often, communities and initiatives that need to scale look at creating their own platform. Most fail because it is really hard. We want you to focus on scaling your actions, not changing jobs.
🤝 Most of the problems on this planet cannot be solved using traditional business models as most people cannot pay for research and innovation to create solutions. We don’t lack skills, resources and creativity, just of an efficient way to connect them.
🙌 JOGL is a not-for-profit organization based in Paris, France. We decided to adopt this model of development because we want to make sure that the value created by all the collaborative actions taken by you on JOGL is entirely re-invested within JOGL and shared with the whole JOGL community.
The JOGL platform will enable you to:
Make your actions and needs visible and connect to inspiring fellows, communities, projects, and organizations.
Find opportunities to challenge yourselves and learn on the way.
Provide resources and opportunities as an Enabler.
Provide time and experience as a Contributor/Leader.
Test your skills and find mentors or become one by proposing learning experiences.
Create/Join teams and contribute to cracking challenges.
Document your work and share new advances and needs openly.
Identify the right collaborators, projects and opportunities.
Visualize the collaborative structure and goals of communities, teams, organizations and projects.
Get awarded for your contributions. JOGL will also share the stories of successful initiatives and collaborations
Our experience working with communities and distributed projects has given us the understanding of the key role of “Trust” to make collaborations fruitful. In order to establish a trustful relationship between contributors who don’t necessarily know each other, we will introduce roles within JOGL that will state a set of responsibilities for each of them. Succeeding in facing those responsibilities will make you more trustworthy within your community and the global JOGL community. Failing them can however have the opposite effect.
There are three roles available for now in JOGL
Who: Any (group of) legitimate person who wish to develop their initiative openly and collaboratively.
Why: Your team lacks specific skills. You need volunteers for your project. You wish to document your advances and results openly.
What: Experiment new ideas and animate a team of contributors.
Who: Any individual (professionals, students, amateurs and citizens) who wishes to challenge themselves by providing time, creativity and experience to a project on JOGL.
Why: Join a network of solvers. Be part of the solution. Learn on the way.
What: Find opportunities to help and commit yourself to impactful initiatives. Get feedbacks on your contributions.
Who: Any organizations such as companies, foundations, NGOs, public institutions, startups.
Why: Make your current network and actions visible and grow beyond them by providing new types of open opportunities.
What: Create/Assist initiatives on JOGL by providing resources, mentorship and opportunities.
Help the creation of open knowledge, tools and methodologies to understand and solve our most important and urgent problems.
Sync humanity for long-term impact through collaboration to achieve the 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations.
Go beyond the traditional academic and corporate frameworks to improve research and collaboration.
Provide legitimacy and opportunities to leaders and contributors around the world.
Offer a public window to the world of inventors and doers, their passion, their struggling and their achievement.
Give contributors direct access to the doers of the world and make research and innovation more inclusive, accessible and responsible.
Encourage challenge-based learning and offer an open evaluation framework for learners.
Provide a safe and inclusive space for anyone to join and contribute to, with ideas and approaches that can be bold and counterintuitive.
Foster reproducibility through open access to data, context, methodologies, results and final publications.
We got job opportunities! Join the team! 🙌
Gameli AdzahoProgram Manager
- Gameli is an Environment and Human Health professional, researcher, educator, and community leader passionate about sustainable change through social innovation
- Has experience across public health, technology, education, and the civic sector in Ghana, and was a recent Research Fellow with the Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin, Germany.
Luis AriasHead of Engineering
- Luis is a veteran in the French startup scene and early-stage specialist with strong experience in software development, document management, web applications and artificial intelligence.
- He co-founded Rueil Digital, a local non-profit initiative to lead city scale digital transformation in STEAM education and economic development through citizen engagement.
- He also gets his kicks from leading digital innovation initiatives, lean entrepreneurship and developing teams and networks and playing a role as a technical and strategic advisor.
- When off the grid, Luis enjoys playing music with his collective Just Kids, studying topics in cognitive science, type theory and the humanities, and spending time with his family.
Leo BlondelCo-Founder & CTO
- PhD student in Computational Biology, long experience in academia with a master at the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) ULM. Currently finishing his PhD at Harvard University on diverse topics around Evo-Devo of Arthropods.
- Expertise in Data Science and Machine Learning with a focus on sequence data and image analysis.
- Participates to interdisciplinary projects, recently with a collaboration with Marc Santolini on the extraction and analysis the iGEM competition.
- Helped the european union parliament on science policy surrounding green energy transition.
- Open Science and Open Source advocate through participation in multiple projects since childhood. Child of the cypherpunk hacker subculture.
Luca HaenelWeb Developer
- Responsible for the the website & platform development at JOGL.
- Graduated with a Master's degree "expert in digital communication engineering" from web school Hetic
- Volunteer Lead Developer for Veggie Fest, one of the largest veggie food and wellness festivals in North America.
Johanna HavemannProgram Operations Consultant
- With a background in Evolution and Developmental Biology, Dr. Johanna Havemann is a trainer and consultant in [Open] Science Communication and [digital] Science Project Management.
- Her work experience covers NGOs, a science startup and international institutions including the UN Environment Programme.
- With a focus on digital tools for science and her label Access 2 Perspectives, she aims at strengthening global science communication in general – and with a regional focus on Africa – through Open Science.
Kat HoloProject Manager & Business Analyst
- Kat is a current Angier B. Duke Scholar pursuing degrees in Computer Science and Economics at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina)
- In March 2020, she co-organized the OpenCovid19 Initiative, JOGL’s largest program, which focuses on COVID-19 related solutions and research projects
- With 4+ years of experience in team leadership, project management, and NPO/business development, Kat is passionate about entrepreneurship and promoting open interdisciplinary learning
Thomas LandrainCo-Founder & CEO
- One of the pioneers behind the DIYbio (Do-it-yourself Biology) and Open Science movements and communities. He founded in 2011 La Paillasse in Paris, the first French open lab who became one of the largest ones in the world. Helped hundreds of projects, impacted thousands of people worldwide.
- Bootstrapped synthetic biology in France as an academic researcher. He co-founded the first French iGEM team in 2007. He co-built the first dedicated research lab to synthetic biology in 2008 where he started his PhD. He published 9 peer-reviewed papers during that time.
- Decided to leave academia to focus entirely on building and experimenting with alternatives to a rusty academic system for the production of open knowledge and innovations, through La Paillasse first and now with JOGL.
- Co-Founded in 2015 the synthetic biology company PILI who is bringing the first sustainable alternative to petrochemistry for making dyes at industrial scale. PILI is now a 15 employees-strong R&D company and has raised more than $8M.
- He is a member of the French National Digital Council where he pilots the working group on ecological transition.
- Speaks worldwide on open research, DIYbio, collective intelligence and future of communities, science and innovation at gathering such as TEDx, Lift, OuiShareFest, MIT CommunityBio, CollaborAmerica Brazil, FoundersForum UK, MakerFaire Shenzhen and AfricaOSH.
Marianna LimasSocial Media Co-Manager
- Marianna joined JOGL to communicate the latest news about the platform and its projects on social media.
- She is interested in the movement to advance open science, and initiatives that increase access to low-cost, open source scientific tools.
- She is also interested in the practice of communicating science-related topics to non-experts, the role of biology in mitigating the consequences of climate change, and initiatives that improve diversity and inclusion in STEM.
Gaëll MainguyBoard Member
- Holds a doctorate in neurobiology and a degree from the Ecole Normale Supérieure.
- First worked in the world of research at INSERM and Veolia.
- Then coordinated several projects for NGOs and public and private organizations in neuroscience, collective intelligence, sustainable development and energy.
- In 2008, he founded S.A.P.I.E.E.N.S., an open access, multidisciplinary journal, which aims to encourage research in sustainable development and advance legislation in this area.
- Convinced that societal transformations and ecological awareness require a paradigm shift in education, he joined the Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires (CRI) in Paris in 2012, where he is now Director of Development and International Relations.
Alix MainsProgram Operations Consultant
- Independent Consultant in sustainable development and organizational strategy
- Has worked with 10+ NGOs, nonprofits, corporate foundations, and social enterprises
- Holds a masters degree in Sustainable Development Practice from UC Berkeley
- Has lived and worked in 6 countries across 4 continents
- Is a world traveler and passionate about positive-impact tourism!
Camille MasselotProgram coordinator
- Passionate about research and health, believes in the power of collaboration to achieve long lasting changes in our society and reach the SDGs’ targets
- Holds a Master in Public Health, International Health (ISPED, Bordeaux) and a Bachelor in cellular and molecular Biology and physiology (Bordeaux University); Studied determinants of health, from the biological level to the political ones
- Contributed to the elaboration, implementation and coordination of interventional research projects and development projects across numerous sub-Saharan countries
- Collaborated alongside a wide range of public health actors such as ministries, research institutes (Inserm, IRD) and NGOs in France, Togo, Uganda, Mauritania, etc.
- Created a tool to assess the health center capacity to diagnose tuberculosis among children in 7 countries mostly sub-saharian, within the Unitaid funded TB-Speed project, alongside with the Inserm, Makerere University-John Hopkins University research Center, Doctors Without Borders/Epicentre
- Actively fights to reduce health inequalities and to provide access to health and information to the most vulnerable ; through her engagement in AIDES and the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center
Paige Perillat-PiratoineOutreach Ambassador
- Has a background in Geography & Urban Agriculture learning how to build systems in hydroponics & aquaponics, and how to apply those business models in an urban context.
- Before this, Paige was a project lead for a placemaking project in East London helping transform a derelict high street into a community powered pilot for the future of the neighborhood.
- Passionate about Biodesign - occasionally recording interviews with the bold experimentors in this field + co-organising monthly community meets for the biocommunity in Europe.
Kori RoysSenior Developer
- Full stack developer with a focus on Rails APIs
- Transitioned from engineering to web development in 2012
- Passionate about open source, welcoming communities, and making tech more inclusive
Caroline B. RoysGraphic Designer & Social Media Co-Manager
- Since 2011, Caroline is working as a freelance Designer and Communication Manager for non-profits and corporations.
- Her expertise extends from Artistic Direction to the design of Print, Digital and Animated visuals.
- Besides her occupation, she's studying sustainable & transitioning movements through architecture, agriculture and social experiments.
Kate RushtonUX Designer
- Kate studied UX/UI Design at allWomen in Barcelona and has worked on projects for BMAT, Go Invest Green, and Redpanti.
- She has a background in open innovation. For the past four years, she has been developing and managing challenges and communities for OpenIDEO, Iovia and Red Bull Mind Gamers.
- Before this, Kate was an Energy Analyst and studied Biochemistry at University. In her free time, she is learning to code and is a Hackathon fanatic.
Marc SantoliniCo-Founder & CSO
- Team leader in network science at CRI Paris, visiting researcher at the Network Science Institute of Northeastern University and at Harvard Medical School (Boston)
- 10+ years of experience in theoretical physics and network science in prestigious universities (ENS Paris, Princeton, Northeastern, Harvard), with applications to biological, medical, and social contexts
- Study the complex network effects underlying collaboration performance, in particular in Open Science contexts.
- Received in 2018 the Sage Bionetworks “Young Investigators Award” for his work on “Algorithms and the role of the individual”