What we're about

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 (4+)

Open House -Cambridge Science Festival

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Please join us for an evening filled with demonstrations and interactive science activities for the whole family. Come meet the members of our community which include scientists, artists, citizen scientists and biomarkers.

Synthetic Biology Journal Club

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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.

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 and journal club will be held in our Discord.

Discord: https://discord.gg/BRNguhy

Create Living Art with Microbes!

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$20.00

Join us for a fun evening of creating art with glowing microbes! Have a favorite microbiologist? Include them in your design and you could win a prize in the American Society for Microbiology Agar Art competition!

Using a rainbow of engineered bacteria you will craft living art in a petri dish!

Step 0: Spark your creativity with our agar art templates (emailed to you). You can sketch out your design and bring it to class.
Step 1: Paint with microbes and learn about biotechnology in our community lab space.
Step 2: Sit back and wait for the science to happen. Your microbe art will take a few days to develop and grow to full brightness. While you wait, the microbes will be hard at work making colors for your painting.
Step 3: Three- four days later, your microbe art will be ready for its premiere! We'll send you digital photos of your masterpiece, or you can stop by to see your art in person!

This event is co-sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology.

Synthetic Biology Journal Club

Link visible for attendees

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.

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 and journal club will be held in our Discord.

Discord: https://discord.gg/BRNguhy

Past events (475)

Virtual Open House

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