New York City's Community Biolab

Events @ Genspace

Upcoming Events (Tuesday, October 25 '16 - Wednesday, October 25 '17)

Tuesday, November 15; Wednesday, November 2

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

CRISPR Workshop: Beyond the Hype

Are you interested in using the latest breakthrough technology in gene modification, CRISPR-Cas9, in your projects? In this no-nonsense introductory workshop you will learn about all of the recent technical advances of this system, including Cas9 variants and how to design optimal guide RNA sequences and targeting constructs for homologous recombination using online resources to help plan your experiments. You will leave with a well-designed sequence for a guide RNA of your own choosing, ready to send out for synthesis. We’ll also dive into the societal implications surrounding the widespread adaptation of this system and the controversies involving the use of gene drives in organisms that will be released into the environment. 

Saturday, November 5 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Chemistry of Lotions and Creams

A DIY cosmetics workshop for anyone who likes to make stuff

Sundays, 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, November 14; December 12; Tuesday, November 15; December 13; Wednesday, November 16; December 14; Thursday, 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.

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