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

http://www.boslab.org

Located on 2400 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, 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!

Upcoming events (5)

Learning Circle: "Science & Cooking (an introduction to physics)" - Week 6

This meeting will happen online. To receive connection information, please sign up at least one day before the meeting at: https://learningcircles.p2pu.org/en/signup/online-1413/ . About Learning Circles: Learning circles are free, facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses. More information about learning circles can be found on the P2PU website: https://www.p2pu.org/en/ . Registration: Starting on August 19th and for 12 weeks, BosLab will host a learning circle to help participants study the free edX course "Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science (physics)" from Harvard University (https://www.edx.org/course/science-cooking-from-haute-cuisine-to-soft-matte-2 ). Participants should sign up to this course prior to joining the learning circle. Meetings will happen online through videoconferencing using the Unhangout platform created by MIT: https://unhangout.media.mit.edu/ . Participants will need to sign up on Unhangout in order to join the meetings. It is also recommended to open Unhangout using either Chrome or Chromium, as other web browsers are not fully supported. To receive connection information, please sign up at least one day before the meeting at https://learningcircles.p2pu.org/en/signup/online-1413/ . The link to the meeting will be sent in an email from [masked] shortly after signing up. Preparing for the meeting: We will cover each module of the edX course over a period of two weeks. Participants are encouraged to study these modules before the corresponding meetings: Week 1 (August 19th): Module 1 - Elasticity (Part 1) Week 2 (August 26th): Module 1 - Elasticity (Part 2) Week 3 (September 2nd): Module 2 - Viscosity and Polymers (Part 1) Week 4 (September 9th): Module 2 - Viscosity and Polymers (Part 2) Week 5 (September 16th): Module 3 - Emulsions and Foams (Part 1) Week 6 (September 23rd): Module 3 - Emulsions and Foams (Part 2) Week 7 (September 30th): Module 4 - Manipulating Phase Behavior (Part 1) Week 8 (October 7th): Module 4 - Manipulating Phase Behavior (Part 2) Week 9 (October 14th): Module 5 - Enzymes (Part 1) Week 10 (October 21st): Module 5 - Enzymes (Part 2) Week 11 (October 28th): Module 6 - Baking (Part 1) Week 12 (November 4th): Module 6 - Baking (Part 2) Prerequisites: No prior knowledge is required for this learning circle. In the spirit of learning circles, we will organize group activities which will give opportunities for more advanced participants to help beginners and for everyone to improve their understanding of the course in a welcoming environment.

Synthetic Biology Journal Club

Zoom Video Conference Call

Synthetic Biology Journal Club with interests ranging from biocomputation to terraforming. Passion for biology required. More details: Papers will be mostly recent publications in an effort to keep up with the field. Having read the material prior to the meetup is encouraged but not necessary. Schedule: 7:30pm – 9:00pm, every other week. Useful apparatus: A printed copy of the paper or a laptop (preferably both). Important to know: Papers will be disseminated through our Discord channel: #synthetic-biology. Discord: https://discord.gg/BRNguhy

Learning Circle: "Science & Cooking (an introduction to physics)" - Week 7

This meeting will happen online. To receive connection information, please sign up at least one day before the meeting at: https://learningcircles.p2pu.org/en/signup/online-1413/ . About Learning Circles: Learning circles are free, facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses. More information about learning circles can be found on the P2PU website: https://www.p2pu.org/en/ . Registration: Starting on August 19th and for 12 weeks, BosLab will host a learning circle to help participants study the free edX course "Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science (physics)" from Harvard University (https://www.edx.org/course/science-cooking-from-haute-cuisine-to-soft-matte-2 ). Participants should sign up to this course prior to joining the learning circle. Meetings will happen online through videoconferencing using the Unhangout platform created by MIT: https://unhangout.media.mit.edu/ . Participants will need to sign up on Unhangout in order to join the meetings. It is also recommended to open Unhangout using either Chrome or Chromium, as other web browsers are not fully supported. To receive connection information, please sign up at least one day before the meeting at https://learningcircles.p2pu.org/en/signup/online-1413/ . The link to the meeting will be sent in an email from [masked] shortly after signing up. Preparing for the meeting: We will cover each module of the edX course over a period of two weeks. Participants are encouraged to study these modules before the corresponding meetings: Week 1 (August 19th): Module 1 - Elasticity (Part 1) Week 2 (August 26th): Module 1 - Elasticity (Part 2) Week 3 (September 2nd): Module 2 - Viscosity and Polymers (Part 1) Week 4 (September 9th): Module 2 - Viscosity and Polymers (Part 2) Week 5 (September 16th): Module 3 - Emulsions and Foams (Part 1) Week 6 (September 23rd): Module 3 - Emulsions and Foams (Part 2) Week 7 (September 30th): Module 4 - Manipulating Phase Behavior (Part 1) Week 8 (October 7th): Module 4 - Manipulating Phase Behavior (Part 2) Week 9 (October 14th): Module 5 - Enzymes (Part 1) Week 10 (October 21st): Module 5 - Enzymes (Part 2) Week 11 (October 28th): Module 6 - Baking (Part 1) Week 12 (November 4th): Module 6 - Baking (Part 2) Prerequisites: No prior knowledge is required for this learning circle. In the spirit of learning circles, we will organize group activities which will give opportunities for more advanced participants to help beginners and for everyone to improve their understanding of the course in a welcoming environment.

Virtual Open House

Online event

Join us for a virtual open house! Due to COVID-19, our monthly open houses are now held online. Meet with Boslab members to learn more about the DIY biology movement and our community lab. Our mission is to make science accessible to everyone! If you want to tour the lab “in person” please message us on Meetup or email [masked] to schedule a visit.

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Molecular Biology Journal Club

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