New York City's Community Biolab

Events @ Genspace

Upcoming Events (Tuesday, August 30 '16 - Wednesday, August 30 '17)


Sundays, August 7,14,21; September 11,18,25; October 9,16,23; November 6,13,20; December 4,11,18

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Biotechnology Crash Course

A great course that teaches you the basic techniques. Very similar to the Biohacker Boot Camp, but a more relaxed pace. If you've ever wanted to do a little biotech project of your own, or if you're just curious about what those guys do in the lab every day, this is the best course to start with. Isolate your own DNA and analyze it, make bacteria glow, and unleash your inner mad scientist in this hands-on course.


Monday, August 15; September 12; October 10; November 14; December 12; Tuesday, August 16; September 13; October 11; November 15; December 13; Wednesday, August 17; September 14; October 12; November 16; December 14; Thursday, August 18; September 15; October 13; November 17; December 15

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Biohacker Boot Camp

Boot Camp for biohackers! An intensive hands-on week that covers all the lab skills you need to start your own genomics or genetic engineering project.


Saturday, September 10 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Fermented Flavors: How to Make Sourdough and Other Breads

Join Genspace to expand your senses and learn how to make fermented bread like sourdough, dosa, idli, and injera in this one-day workshop taught by Cheryl Paswater of Contraband Ferments

Saturdays, September 10,17,24

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Biodesign: Life as a Creative Medium

Interested in learning about biodesign? Join us for this three-session, hands-on course taught by biodesigner and UPenn professor Orkan Telhan. September 10th, 17th, and 24th. 

Sundays, September 11,18; Monday, September 26

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Biomaterials Crash Course: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Grow

Join us for a unique three-part course taught by instructors at the NATLAB on how to make and manipulate your own biomaterials. In the first class you’ll learn how to cast structures with microbial mats, and master the art of fluorescent bacteria. In the second class, you’ll learn everything you need to know about making forms from mushrooms. And in the third class, you’ll learn some of the skills of plant manipulation.

Tuesday, September 20 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

How to Mentor a High School Team in the iGEM Competition

Calling all High School Teachers! Join Dr. Ellen Jorgensen and Rockefeller University Science Outreach Center for an informal session where she will share her experiences including how to start, fund, and mentor an IGEM team. Pizza and beer will be provided. 

Saturdays, October 1,8,15,22

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas9

Want to learn how to do hands-on genome editing? This is intensive laboratory class is for you!


Tuesday, October 18; Saturday, October 22

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Biotextiles: Grow Your Own Materials for Fashion Design

Our Biotextiles course is a perfect introduction to the latest breakthroughs in fashion and biology and a great way to learn how to start growing your own materials and garments. Participants will work hands-on in the lab to grow individual textile samples, then learn how to print and dye them with bioengineered and naturally colored bacteria.


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