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Events @ Genspace

Upcoming Events (Thursday, September 18 '14 - Friday, September 18 '15)


Thursday, September 18 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Patents 101: A Talk at Genspace

Join us at Genspace for an informational talk by a leading patent attorney, Andy Berks. If you've ever thought about innovating and don't know enough about the patent system, here's your chance to learn and have your questions answered by an expert.
Andy will discuss what a patent is, how patents are structured to protect technology and inventors, how to file one, and the timelines involved. He will also provide information on enforcement of patents and the strategy for building a strong patent portfolio. Don't miss this!

Monday, September 22; October 6; November 10; Tuesday, September 23; October 7; November 11; Wednesday, September 24; October 8; November 12; Thursday, September 25; October 9; November 13

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.


Monday, September 29; Tuesday, September 30; Wednesday, October 1; Saturdays, September 27; October 4,11

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

DIY Neuroscience Explorations

A three-part class where you will first build a Spikerbox and then use it to measure and observe a variety of exciting neuroscience phenomena. This is a totally hands-on class, so be prepared to solder, dissect bugs, connect yourself to electrodes and generally have a great time!

Sunday, September 28 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

DIY Neuroscience Workshop: Build A Spikerbox

Build your very own Spikerbox to conduct your own research. This little device will let you study the nervous system at a level that few people have ever done in a DIY setting. The workshop includes a Spikerbox Kit (value $99), lecture and guidance from a Ph.D.-level neuromorphic engineer, and an introduction to hands-on experimentation. Not sure how to solder or make electronics? No worries, we will teach you. No experience necessary. Must be at least 16 years of age.

Sundays, October 12,19,26; Saturdays, November 8,15,22

3:00 PM to 7:00 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.

Sundays, November 9,16,23; Monday, October 13; Tuesday, October 14; Wednesday, October 15

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Intro to Synthetic Biology

New session of Intro to Synthetic Biology starts July 6th!
Never clone alone... join the class and build a color-generating microbe using the Genomikon system.

Monday, October 20; November 17

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Open DNA Barcoding Night

Join us as we DNA Barcode plant samples from a remote Alaskan valley. This is one of our Open Nights, free to the general public. 

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