What we're about

This is a group for people interested in Synthetic Biology and open technologies: the DNA-based reprogramming and computational modelling of living systems and low-cost hardware for biological instrumentation. It is based in the University of Cambridge, supported by a strategic research initiative for interdisciplinary work in Synthetic Biology. The meetings provide a venue to explore new joint projects and there will be opportunities for funding. Register with the site to stay in touch and up to date.

For more information on the Synthetic Biology SRI go to http://www.synbio.cam.ac.uk

Upcoming events (5+)

See the Biomakespace - Introductory Tour

Biomakespace

Are you interested in getting involved in an interdisciplinary research project, meeting likeminded people, or finding out about engineering with biology? Come join researchers, scientists, engineers and technologists at the Cambridge Biomakespace. Located in the historic Laboratory of Molecular Biology near Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, the site has three lab spaces totalling just over 50sqm where it is possible to perform wetlab experiments and a workshop area for rapid prototyping, electronics and dry lab work. This tour is the first step to becoming a member of Biomakespace or just a great opportunity to have a look around and see more. Check out the website for more details: https://biomake.space/ Membership information can be found here: https://biomake.space/membership To find us: Ring the Biomakespace bell at the Clifford Albutt Building front entrance (up the steps to the left of the raised lecture theatre). The building is visible from the Addenbrooke's roundabout by the bus station.

Biomakespace Build Session: FluoPi open source fluorescent imaging system

We'll be assembling a FluoPi open source multi-fluorescence imaging system for the Biomakespace. More info TBC! Nuñez, I., Matute, T., Herrera, R., Keymer, J., Marzullo, T., Rudge, T., & Federici, F. (2017). Low cost and open source multi-fluorescence imaging system for teaching and research in biology and bioengineering. PloS one, 12(11), e[masked]. ##How to find the Biomakespace Postal Address: Biomakespace, Biomedical Innovation Hub [​Clifford Albutt Building], Biomedical Campus, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0AH Finding us: We are located within the Biomedical Innovation Hub. Follow signs to the Clifford Albutt Building (see image), walk up the steps and ring the Biomakespace bell on our meeting nights. The bell is white with a blue button and a Biomakespace sticker, it will be by the 'normal' door on the right, not the circular doors.

Biomakespace Meetup

Biomakespace

Mondays at the Biomakespace are an opportunity to meet people, find out new things, share progress and ideas. We also meet on Thursdays, this is our work day for volunteers! If you'd be interested to help out, read the current openings for volunteers online: https://biomake.space/home/building-biomakespace/volunteering ##How to find the Biomakespace Postal Address: Biomakespace, Biomedical Innovation Hub [​Clifford Albutt Building], Biomedical Campus, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0AH Finding us: We are located within the Biomedical Innovation Hub. Follow signs to the Clifford Albutt Building (see image), walk up the steps and ring the Biomakespace bell on our meeting nights. The bell is white with a blue button and a Biomakespace sticker, it will be by the 'normal' door on the right, not the circular doors.

Biomaking in Ghana: building a lab at Kumasi Hive

Harry Akligoh is a Technical Associate at Kumasi Hive leading the establishment of their biotechnology innovation lab, the Prac Science initiative in Ghanaian schools and a range of other projects. In this talk he will talk about what biomaking means in Ghana and future plans in Kumasi.

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