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We believe that innovations in biology should be
accessible, affordable, and open to everyone.

We’re building a community biology lab for
amateurs, inventors, entrepreneurs,
and anyone who wants to
experiment with friends.

Welcome to BioCurious

Visit the BioCurious homepage

BioCurious Community Lab

Opened in Sunnyvale, CA; Fall 2011!

Join the discussion at Google Groups

Our successful Kickstarter campaign ( brought together volunteers and other biology enthusiasts eager to create a community lab, and they helped us raise over $35,000.

We are a 2500 sq. ft. facility in the heart of Silicon Valley. Come join us and see the next big thing to start in a Silicon Valley garage.

BioCurious is…

a complete working laboratory and technical library
for entrepreneurs to cheaply access
equipment, materials, and co-working space
a training center for biotechniques, with an emphasis on safety
a meeting place for citizen scientists, hobbyists,
activists, and students


Science is all around us. Many find a love for it at an early age, but few continue to learn after leaving educational institutions. For those who continue to seek to know, there is BioCurious. Curious about biology? Come to a meetup to find other like-minded folk!

BioCurious is a completely volunteer run non-profit organization. We serve the community by providing lab space and classes to members and the community.

There are plenty of ways to get involved:

become a member

teach a class

take a class

donate your time, money

change the world

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BioCurious? Experiment with Friends!

Recent Meetups

  • 2 days ago · 6:00 PM

    Geektoberfest 2016 Call for Volunteers

    11 Biocurians

    At BioCurious, we love science -- and we love beer. We’re bringing both together at Geektoberfest 2016 on September 29th at The Tech (downtown San Jose) with tasting... Learn more

  • 3 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Building a Microscope

    6 Biocurians

    Join us in a multi week hack-a-thon to build BioCurious a fluorescing microscope.  The group will be meeting on Wednesday nights. We have spent the last year sourcing... Learn more

  • 4 days ago · 7:15 PM

    Quantum Biology - Community Project

    8 Biocurians

    This is a new community project to investigate and learn about Quantum Biology. What is Quantum Biology? It refers to applications of quantum mechanics to biological... Learn more

  • September 23 · 7:00 PM

    BioHack The Planet

    6 Biocurians

    As the BioHacker and gene hacker communities grow, there is a need to disseminate information and facilitate interaction between individuals of different knowledge bases... Learn more

  • September 22 · 7:00 PM

    Bioprinter Community Project Night

    5 Biocurians

    Come join our ongoing BioPrinter community project! Did you know you can print live cells from an inkjet printer? Companies like Organovo are developing ways to 3D print... Learn more

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What's new

  • Eri Gentry founded BioCurious

    on January 2


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