• Biomakespace Lab Session: Getting the basics down
    This session is all about getting started with basic lab skills like pipetting that will be useful to anyone taking further training or participating in projects at Biiomakespace. It is specifically designed for those with no molecular or microbiology lab experience or those wanting a skills refresher but all levels of experience are welcome (particularly if you know what you're doing and you're happy to help out!). ## About Lab It Mondays 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.

    Biomakespace

    Clifford Albutt Building Hills Road, CB2 0AH · Cambridge

  • See the Biomakespace - Introductory Tour
    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

    Clifford Albutt Building Hills Road, CB2 0AH · Cambridge

  • Biomakespace Talk: Genome editing will change OUR lives forever
    We are in the midst of a scientific revolution, fuelled by the plummeting costs of reading DNA (sequencing), writing DNA (DNA synthesis) and re-writing DNA (genome editing). Coupled with advances in computing (AI), scientists are now able to ask questions at a scale and a precision that have never been possible before. CRISPR genome editing, in particular, is disrupting all aspects of science, from synthetic biology to agriculture to healthcare. Here I will introduce CRISPR and share some vignettes on how it is being used globally, and locally. About Dr Alasdair Russell (CRUK) Alasdair currently heads up the Pre-Clinical Genome Editing facility at the CRUK Cambridge Institute on the Addenbrooke’s Biomedical Campus. His passion lies in the innovation and application of cutting edge genome editing technologies (such as CRISPR), using these to tackle fundamental biological questions underpinning human disease, especially cancer. ## About Lab It Mondays 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.

    Biomakespace

    Clifford Albutt Building Hills Road, CB2 0AH · Cambridge

  • Cafe Synthetique: Biosensors for Women's Health and Environmental Surveillance
    This month, we'll be joined by two interdisciplinary teams that have developed low-cost, open-source biosensors as part of the Biomaker Challenge! "Alma - Wearable Biosensor for Monitoring Vaginal Discharge" by James Che and Tommaso Busolo (University of Cambridge) Gynaecological conditions, particularly infections such as Candidal vulvovaginitis (CVV) and Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), are still a significant burden for many women, particularly as these may be recurrent. Societal and cultural stigma and often adoption of unconventional treatment pose a risk of harm to many. This project stems from the idea of developing an inconspicuous, low-cost wearable biosensor aimed at monitoring physiological markers of infection, such as lactate and pH, in vaginal secretions. On one hand, this will provide insight into what normal and abnormal physiology may be for individual women. On the other, we hope this will provide new insight into the underlying biological processes for research purposes. We hope this will enable women to take up a more active role in their healthcare, prompting them to seek medical advice as necessary and ultimately break some of the taboos associated with urogynaecological health. "Palm sized spectrophotometer for biosensors application in environment surveillance" by Feng Geng (University of Cambridge), Boon Lim and Jack Chen (Oxford University) Biosensors detect and convert analytes into detectable signals via biological systems. Using synthetic biology technologies, bacteria can be engineered into whole-cell biosensors (WCBs) to sense physical and biochemical signals in the environment. On top of their high sensitivity (single-molecule level detection), rapid response, portability, low-cost and simple-usage, one of the biggest advantages of WCBs is in-situ detection, which makes WCBs ideal for real-time environmental and medical surveillance. This project aims to develop a portable, low-cost and miniaturised spectrophotometer to realise the potential of WCBs for remote and on-site application. --- Café Synthetique is the monthly meetup for the Cambridge synthetic biology community with informal talks, discussion and pub snacks. It is kindly sponsored by Cambridge Consultants.

    Panton Arms

    43 Panton Street CB2 1HL · Cambridge

  • Biomakespace Meetup
    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.

    Biomakespace

    Clifford Albutt Building Hills Road, CB2 0AH · Cambridge

  • See the Biomakespace - Introductory Tour
    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

    Clifford Albutt Building Hills Road, CB2 0AH · Cambridge

  • Biomakespace Meetup
    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.

    Biomakespace

    Clifford Albutt Building Hills Road, CB2 0AH · Cambridge

  • Biomakespace Meetup
    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.

    Biomakespace

    Clifford Albutt Building Hills Road, CB2 0AH · Cambridge

  • Cell-free monthly lunch meeting
    The SynBio SRI is pleased to announce a monthly lunch meeting series on cell-free synthetic biology, bringing together researchers and students leading or contributing to cell-free related projects. To join our mailing list for updates, training events and meetups, please visit www.tiny.cc/cellfree The meetings are intended to enable the latest technical advances in cell-free synthetic biology to be shared, grant opportunities and draft proposals to be discussed and better coordination of activities to take advantage of the substantial growth and opportunity we foresee in this area. It is also an opportunity to invite and involve experts in synthetic biology and sensing, knowledge transfer, technology implementation in resource poor environments and international development practitioners.

    Meeting Room A, 17 Mill Lane · Cambridge

  • See the Biomakespace - Introductory Tour
    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

    Clifford Albutt Building Hills Road, CB2 0AH · Cambridge