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Science-at-home: Spirulina under the scope

Science-at-home: Spirulina under the scope

Saturday, May 2, 2020
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a hands-on online science workshop. Kits containing what you need to grow and observe spirulina will be mailed in advance. Hello NYC! In these times where we must limit our risk and reduce person to person contact it may feel like the circle of our daily life is getting cramped. Would it comfort you to know that the universe is a big place? A study in 2016 proposed there on the order of 10^11 galaxies in the observable universe. But did you know that, based on another study in 2016, the number of microbial species on earth is also on the order of 10^11? While we are indoors, let’s explore some of that expanse!Join us for a special online workshop where we will walk through the use of a foldscope. This is an amazing piece of engineering which brings extremely low-cost microscopes to the world. Our subject . . . More details

The Science of Vaccines

The Science of Vaccines

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In the last 70 years or so, vaccines have saved millions of lives. They are among the most effective, safest, and cheap medicines ever discovered by humankind. Still, questions about vaccines resonate across our communities and in the media. Do vaccines cause autism? Are they harmful? What about their ingredients? Is vaccination a personal choice? In this talk, Francesco presents the basic facts about vaccines, and he will discuss these and many other questions. Communities need vaccines, and vaccines need communities. Come for a talk and stay for discussion with other curious visitors. Dr. Francesco Cambuli is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and a Know Science speaker. His research focuses on stem cells, organoids, and cancer. Outside of the lab, he has been active in outreach activities across school and community centers. Francesco studied Cell Biology at the University of Bologna (Italy) and received his . . . More details

PCR + Pizza

PCR + Pizza

Monday, February 24, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come on down to BwB'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

Intro To Mycology: The World Of Fungi, Mycelium, & Mushrooms

Intro To Mycology: The World Of Fungi, Mycelium, & Mushrooms

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lecture & Workshop by Craig Trester, founder of MYC.NYC: Fungi are the keystone species that interconnect every facet of life in our world. This class will highlight the supreme influence these ancient and often overlooked organisms have upon our health, society, environment and also provide a succinct peek into the Fungal Queendom from the perspectives of ecology, anthropology, pharmacology, and bioremediation. The class will also feature a brief workshop component that teaches attendees how to perform low tech and low cost mushroom cultivation techniques that can be replicated at home with upcycled materials. About the Instructor: Craig M. Trester is a citizen scientist that applies biomimicry and permaculture principles through mycology to develop regenerative solutions. By studying Fungi, he believes novel approaches towards alternative agriculture, pharmacology, and bioremediation can be realized. Craig runs MYC.NYC, an applied mycology educational resource that teaches the benefits Fungi provide to our health, environment, and society . . . More details

Sequencing the Inner Harbor: A BUGGS/IMET community science collaboration

Sequencing the Inner Harbor: A BUGGS/IMET community science collaboration

Monday, February 10, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Is there life in Baltimore's Inner Harbor? Of course there is! It's teeming with living organisms, big and small! Not only the fish, crabs, and oysters people often think of...but also microscopic life! Join us for a visit from a fellow community biolab member, Yong-Bee from the Baltimore UnderGround Science Space (BUGSS). Our guest will provide an overview of a collaboration between citizen scientists at BUGSS and Baltimore institutions like the National Aquarium and the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET). They use microscopy and DNA barcoding to identify what organisms are present in the habor. This data is then leveraged to find ways to effect positive changes on the Harbor so the Baltimore community can more fully use their natural resource. After the talk, there will be an opportunity to mingle with our community at Biotech Without Borders. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is on a first . . . More details

Intro Python Programming for Citizen Scientists

Intro Python Programming for Citizen Scientists

Sunday, February 9, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will provide an introduction to programming in Python, an accessible and popular programming language used for data analysis. No prior programming experience is necessary, but please read the pre-workshop instructions below. Workshop Instructed By Alex Kramer: Modern science and quantitative research often rely on the complex analysis of large amounts of data that vastly exceeds the possibility of manual computation (or even comprehension) by humans, even with the help of basic computer tools such as spreadsheets and calculators. For such intensive computation, powerful computer systems, tools, and applications have been built that require at least basic computer programming skills to leverage. This course aims to provide an introduction to programming in Python, the most accessible and one of the most popular general-purpose programming languages used for data analysis. By the end of the course, attendees will have a basic understanding of procedural programming and should be able to . . . More details

Practical Phycology

Practical Phycology

Sunday, January 5, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lecture & Workshop by William Padilla-Brown, founder of MycoSymbiotics: Join in practical phycology to gain a practical understanding of the top five algae cultures for commercial and small scale farms alike. With a focus on spirulina due to its ease of cultivation and its level of safety for consumption. We will cover the ins and outs of media preparation, culture maintenance, batch culturing, harvesting and consumption. Gain hands-on experience preparing cultures for you to take home. Class will end with a phycophagy tasting to demonstrate how fresh spirulina can be readily incorporated into foods to boost their nutritional value.  About the instructor:  William Padilla-Brown is a social entrepreneur, citizen scientist, mycologist, writer, YouTube vlogger, contributing editor for Fungi magazine, researcher, poet, and father. William holds Permaculture Design Certificates acquired through Susquehanna Permaculture and NGOZI. He leads the country in the field of Cordyceps cultivation and regularly teaches around the country at mushroom . . . More details

Intro Python Programming for Citizen Scientists

Intro Python Programming for Citizen Scientists

Sunday, December 15, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will provide an introduction to programming in Python, an accessible and popular programming language used for data analysis.  No prior programming experience is necessary, but please read the pre-workshop instructions below. Workshop Instructed By Alex Kramer: Modern science and quantitative research often rely on the complex analysis of large amounts of data that vastly exceeds the possibility of manual computation (or even comprehension) by humans, even with the help of basic computer tools such as spreadsheets and calculators. For such intensive computation, powerful computer systems, tools, and applications have been built that require at least basic computer programming skills to leverage. This course aims to provide an introduction to programming in Python, the most accessible and one of the most popular general-purpose programming languages used for data analysis. By the end of the course, attendees will have a basic understanding of procedural programming and should be able to create . . . More details

Deep Dive: The science journal club for everyone

Deep Dive: The science journal club for everyone

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is an ongoing series of journal club meetings in public places. This week we take a deep dive into a gene therapy approved for human use since 2017.We will discuss the phase 3 trial for this therapy along with a quick primer on clinical trials and adeno-associated virus gene deliveryIf anybody has difficulty finding the paper I will email it to participants 1 week, and 2 days before the event.You can bring snacks to share, but it's not a requirement. Sharing your mind is the tastiest. More details

How To Run Mycelium: A Fungal Tissue Culture Workshop

How To Run Mycelium: A Fungal Tissue Culture Workshop

Sunday, December 8, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Laboratory Workshop by Craig Trester, founder of MYC:Most people usually encounter mushrooms only on the menu of their favorite restaurant or in the produce section of the supermarket, never having to search for and identify these fungal fruiting bodies in their natural habitats. That leaves the question, what techniques allowed humans to go beyond foraging for mushrooms in the woods and cultivate them on demand? This workshop will provide an answer through instruction of the theory and practice of laboratory techniques utilized in mushroom cultivation. Used to isolate pure cultures of fungal species, these methods are also fundamental to propagate mycelium for use in creation of biological based materials, textiles, and artwork. Working with mushrooms from the grocery and wild, you'll learn to: Formulate solid (petri dish) agar media that mycelium will grow out on Use sterile technique to handle fungal specimens and culture mycelium from their tissue Create a personal still air . . . More details

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