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We meet to talk and do science at Boston's Open Science Laboratory - BosLab.

http://www.boslab.org

Located in Davis Sq, Somerville, BosLab is your community DIYbio lab! We engineer yeast, sequence soil microbes, and generally host projects and events focused around synthetic, molecular, micro, and general biology. Come engineer living organisms with us!

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Open House

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Join us for our monthly open house social! Meet with the BosLab members and citizen scientists at our lab space to socialize, talk about current hot topics in science, participate in lab demos, discuss potential class or project ideas, and more!

Learning Circle: Introduction to Biology 1

What we'll do Come and learn biology fundamentals with us! Starting on May 1 and for 8 weeks, BosLab will host a Learning Circle to enhance and expand online learning through lively discussions and group activities. All levels are welcome with opportunities to learn and teach, as we will tune each meeting to participants' needs and interests. This event is free but registration is required using the following form: https://learningcircles.p2pu.org/en/signup/boslab-992/. More details Learning Circles are free, facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses, together and in person. More information about Learning Circles can be found on the P2PU website: https://www.p2pu.org/en/. During this Learning Circle, we will study the first two units, focused on Biochemistry, from the MIT/EdX course "Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life" (https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-to-biology-the-secret-of-life-0). Participants will meet biweekly on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9 pm at BosLab (339R Summer Street, Somerville, MA). They should also dedicate another 2-3 hours of personal work each week to study the online course. There is no pre-required knowledge, and all levels of experience in biology are welcome. In the spirit of Learning Circles, we will organize group learning activities which will give opportunities for more advanced participants to help beginners and for everyone to improve their understanding of biology, in a friendly and low-pressure environment. The first session will consist of an introduction to the Learning Circle, a discussion centered around participants' background and expectations, and activities to get started with learning biology Schedule Wednesday 5/1: Introduction Wednesday 5/15: Biochemistry of Life Wednesday 5/29: Proteins and Protein Structure Wednesday 6/12: Enzymes and Other Amazing Machines Wednesday 6/26: Glycolysis What to bring Please, bring a laptop if you have one. Important to know Here is the link to the "Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life" free online course from MIT/EdX: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-to-biology-the-secret-of-life-0

Learning Circle: Introduction to Biology 1

What we'll do Come and learn biology fundamentals with us! Starting on May 1 and for 8 weeks, BosLab will host a Learning Circle to enhance and expand online learning through lively discussions and group activities. All levels are welcome with opportunities to learn and teach, as we will tune each meeting to participants' needs and interests. This event is free but registration is required using the following form: https://learningcircles.p2pu.org/en/signup/boslab-992/. More details Learning Circles are free, facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses, together and in person. More information about Learning Circles can be found on the P2PU website: https://www.p2pu.org/en/. During this Learning Circle, we will study the first two units, focused on Biochemistry, from the MIT/EdX course "Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life" (https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-to-biology-the-secret-of-life-0). Participants will meet biweekly on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9 pm at BosLab (339R Summer Street, Somerville, MA). They should also dedicate another 2-3 hours of personal work each week to study the online course. There is no pre-required knowledge, and all levels of experience in biology are welcome. In the spirit of Learning Circles, we will organize group learning activities which will give opportunities for more advanced participants to help beginners and for everyone to improve their understanding of biology, in a friendly and low-pressure environment. The first session will consist of an introduction to the Learning Circle, a discussion centered around participants' background and expectations, and activities to get started with learning biology Schedule Wednesday 5/1: Introduction Wednesday 5/15: Biochemistry of Life Wednesday 5/29: Proteins and Protein Structure Wednesday 6/12: Enzymes and Other Amazing Machines Wednesday 6/26: Glycolysis What to bring Please, bring a laptop if you have one. Important to know Here is the link to the "Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life" free online course from MIT/EdX: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-to-biology-the-secret-of-life-0

Learning Circle: Introduction to Biology 1

What we'll do Come and learn biology fundamentals with us! Starting on May 1 and for 8 weeks, BosLab will host a Learning Circle to enhance and expand online learning through lively discussions and group activities. All levels are welcome with opportunities to learn and teach, as we will tune each meeting to participants' needs and interests. This event is free but registration is required using the following form: https://learningcircles.p2pu.org/en/signup/boslab-992/. More details Learning Circles are free, facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses, together and in person. More information about Learning Circles can be found on the P2PU website: https://www.p2pu.org/en/. During this Learning Circle, we will study the first two units, focused on Biochemistry, from the MIT/EdX course "Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life" (https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-to-biology-the-secret-of-life-0). Participants will meet biweekly on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9 pm at BosLab (339R Summer Street, Somerville, MA). They should also dedicate another 2-3 hours of personal work each week to study the online course. There is no pre-required knowledge, and all levels of experience in biology are welcome. In the spirit of Learning Circles, we will organize group learning activities which will give opportunities for more advanced participants to help beginners and for everyone to improve their understanding of biology, in a friendly and low-pressure environment. The first session will consist of an introduction to the Learning Circle, a discussion centered around participants' background and expectations, and activities to get started with learning biology Schedule Wednesday 5/1: Introduction Wednesday 5/15: Biochemistry of Life Wednesday 5/29: Proteins and Protein Structure Wednesday 6/12: Enzymes and Other Amazing Machines Wednesday 6/26: Glycolysis What to bring Please, bring a laptop if you have one. Important to know Here is the link to the "Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life" free online course from MIT/EdX: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-to-biology-the-secret-of-life-0

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