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Genetic Engineering Crash Course - Four Weeknights in the Lab

Genetic Engineering Crash Course – Four Weeknights in the Lab

Monday, February 5, 2024 - Thursday, February 8, 2024
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Be part of the biotech revolution! This hands-on class teaches the basics of cutting, pasting and editing DNA. Genetic Engineering Crash Course - Four weeknight sessions Join us for an exciting and informative series of hands-on biotechnology lab sessions! Biotech has revolutionized medicine, agriculture and manufacturing in the 21st century. This in-person event is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of modern methods of genetic engineering. Dates: Four Weeknights Monday-Thursday Evenings Feb 5-8, 2024 Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Location: Biotech Without Borders, 43-01 21St Suite 319, Long Island City, NY 11101 During the crash course we cover three different methods for engineering the code of life: restriction endonucleases/ligation, Golden Gate assembly and CRISPR. Participants will work with safe laboratory strains of bacteria and yeast, engineering them to have different characteristics. You will leave with a theoretical and practical understanding of modern genetic engineering. We supply all the . . . More details

Bioluminescence: Things that Glow

Bioluminescence: Things that Glow

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how and why things glow, and take home your own glowing algae culture!Bioluminescence, the ability to glow in the dark, has evolved separately in many living organisms. How does it work and why is it important for life? We will go over the fascinating story of this unique ability. Then we will experience it firsthand with glowing bacteria and algae. Participants will take home their very own glowing algae cultures that only need light to survive. More details

PCR + Pizza

PCR + Pizza

Monday, December 18, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Our monthly open night. Pizza, beer, and lab work for everyone in a citizen science lab.Come on down to BwoB's regular Open Night in 2023! Pizza, beer, and lab work. Extract DNA from yourself and amplify it using PCR to test yourself for a CCR5 mutation, or just relax and have some great conversations around democratizing science. No charge, but donations for the pizza and beer greatly appreciated! More details

Genetic Engineering Crash Course - Four Weeknights in the Lab

Genetic Engineering Crash Course – Four Weeknights in the Lab

Monday, December 11, 2023 - Thursday, December 14, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Be part of the biotech revolution! This hands-on class teaches the basics of cutting, pasting and editing DNA.Genetic Engineering Crash Course - Four weeknight sessionsJoin us for an exciting and informative series of hands-on biotechnology lab sessions!B iotech has revolutionized medicine, agriculture and manufacturing in the 21st century. This in-person event is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of modern methods of genetic engineering.Dates: Four Weeknights Monday-Thursday Evenings Dec 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2023Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)Location: Biotech Without Borders, 43-01 21St Suite 319, Long Island City, NY 11101During the crash course we cover three different methods for engineering the code of life: restriction endonucleases/ligation, Golden Gate assembly and CRISPR. Participants will work with safe laboratory strains of bacteria and yeast, engineering them to have different characteristics. You will leave with a theoretical and practical understanding of modern genetic engineering. We supply all . . . More details

Genetic Engineering Crash Course - Four Weeknights in the Lab

Genetic Engineering Crash Course – Four Weeknights in the Lab

Monday, November 13, 2023 - Tuesday, November 21, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Be part of the biotech revolution! This hands-on class teaches the basics of cutting, pasting and editing DNA.Genetic Engineering Crash Course - Four weeknight sessionsJoin us for an exciting and informative series of hands-on biotechnology lab sessions! Biotech has revolutionized medicine, agriculture and manufacturing in the 21st century. This in-person event is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of modern methods of genetic engineering.Dates: Four Weeknights Mondays & Tuesdays Nov 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2023Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)Location: Biotech Without Borders, 43-01 21St Suite 319, Long Island City, NY 11101During the crash course we cover three different methods for engineering the code of life: restriction endonucleases/ligation, Golden Gate assembly and CRISPR. Participants will work with safe laboratory strains of bacteria and yeast, engineering them to have different characteristics. You will leave with a theoretical and practical understanding of modern genetic engineering. We supply . . . More details

Fungi Fête: Mushroom Culture Exchange Party

Fungi Fête: Mushroom Culture Exchange Party

Thursday, November 9, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Whether you're a seasoned mycophile or a novice, this event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow mushroom enthusiastsWe encourage you to bring your own fungi cultures to exchange and share with the community. In the spirit of collaboration and biodiversity, participants who bring their fungi cultures get free entry to the event. For those who are new to the world of mycology or don't have a culture to bring, fear not! You can still join the fun for just $10, and in return, you will receive a unique fungi culture as your ticket to the event.What to ExpectFungi Culture Exchange: Bring your treasured mushroom cultures, mycelium, or spore prints to exchange with others. Share your knowledge and expand your mycological repertoire.Expert Guidance: Seasoned mycologists will be on hand to answer questions, provide tips, and share their expertise on cultivating and identifying various mushroom species.Culinary Delights: light snacks and . . . More details

Mushroom Cloning Workshop

Mushroom Cloning Workshop

Thursday, November 9, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is a brief workshop on how to clone mushrooms. We will provide cloning samples or you can bring your own.This is a fun workshop on how to clone mushrooms. We will provide cloning samples or you can bring your own. After this event we will be having a culture exchange party which will be free to anyone who brings a culture. Taking this workshop will give you free entry. Who is this class forPeople who want to learn about aseptic techniquePeople who want to learn how to use a still air boxPeople who want to learn how to clone mushroomsPeople who want to learn about mycologyPeople who want to meet some awesome people and do something weird Aspiring pirates What will each ticket includeA sterilized agar plate and a mushroom culture to clone You will learn how to clone a mushroom Entrance to our culture exchange party immediately after . . . More details

The Magic of How to Grow Manure Loving Mushrooms

The Magic of How to Grow Manure Loving Mushrooms

Thursday, November 2, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This class is for beginners and will cover the basic concepts of how to grow your favorite manure-loving mushrooms at home. We are going to teach you the easiest way to grow mushrooms at home from start to consumption. This class is for beginners and will cover the basic concepts of how to grow your favorite manure-loving mushrooms. We will provide everything you need in this workshop to start your journey as an apprentice mycologist. Who is this class for People who want to learn how to grow mushrooms that thrive in manure People who want to learn how to grow gourmet and medicinal mushrooms People who want to start growing and eating their own food People who are interested in mushrooms and permaculture People who like learning fun new things and are interested in mycology Ninjas and badasses What you will go home with You will go home with . . . More details

PCR + Pizza

PCR + Pizza

Monday, October 2, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Our monthly open night. Pizza, beer, and lab work for everyone in a citizen science lab.Come on down to BwoB's regular Open Night! Pizza, beer, and lab work. Extract DNA from yourself and amplify it using PCR to test yourself for a CCR5 mutation, or just relax and have some great conversations around democratizing science. No charge, but donations for the pizza and beer greatly appreciated! More details

Collaborative projects in Art and Science: Pink Slime

Collaborative projects in Art and Science: Pink Slime

Sunday, September 24, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

What is the nature of art and science collaborations? How does one get established, and what is required in order to help it thrive?Jen Liu and Sumeyye Yar will speak about their work on Pink Slime Caesar Shift, a multi-year, multidisciplinary art project that integrated labor rights texts as encrypted DNA messaging inside beef cells, through a variety of lab methods. They will discuss the story behind their partnership, that brought together Liu's artistic vision with Yar's scientific expertise. Additionally, they will address the hurdles they faced, ranging from differing expectations to knowledge gaps. The talk will explore how they navigated these and other challenges over the years, offering insights into the nuances of art-science collaborations.There will be time reserved for questions and networking at the end of the talk. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited and seating is first-come first serve. Standing room will be available.About our . . . More details

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