Open Lab Wednesday: Protein Expression Gathering

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780 East Cordova · Vancouver, BC

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This Wednesday we will meet at our biolab at MakerLabs. At the front entrance just say you are going upstairs to OSN and take the east stairs up, we are right around the corner at the top to the right.

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Proteins are derived from genes and are the stuff of life. There are structural proteins like the silk molecule and proteins that catalyze a chemical reaction - these are enzymes. At this Open Lab Wednesday we will informally discuss the topic of how to express proteins from their genes in organisms - bacteria, yeast, mammalian cells. What is a protein? What does it mean to express one and why would you want to? How does new and old technology help to facilitate this?

We plan to establish a protein expression group at Open Science Network. Join us on this endeavour. Do you have an idea of a protein to express or do you want to help with a project? Lets talk about it?

Conceived in the spirit of the VHS's open nights, this will be an opportunity to bring whatever your working on, whatever ideas you have, to an informal meet'n'greet at our lab.

There are no requirements for these meetups, just come yourself, meet anyone and everyone involved, learn about potential projects, propose your own, and see our lab as it has evolved until now!

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