Biomakespace Forum

Cambridge Science Festival 2017 - volunteers needed for Biomakespace activities

(Jenny Molloy) #1

Hi All

We have three events organised as part of the Science Festival and now need some volunteers to help with the organisation!

I’ve added a to-do list to the Trello - please take a look and see what you can help with!

Specifically, would someone be willing to take responsibility for finding volunteers and arranging a planning meeting this month so we can decide exactly what to do and get the risk assessments drawn up (deadline 13 Feb 2017)?

We could be popular - my Science Makers event sold out in 45 min last year!


Biomakespace: engineering biology together

18 March 2016, 10:00-16:00
Plant and Life Sciences Marquee (Exhibition)

Meet the Biomakers

Sunday 26 March 2016, 10:00-16:00

Biomakespace is a new community laboratory for Cambridge, enabling people with a curiosity for engineering with biology to collaborate and learn together. Biomakespace members will run tours of the space and introduce their projects on the hour (first tour at 11:00 and last at 15:00). Whether you’re interested in building sensors with DNA, printing cells, building microscopes or more, get inspired with the biomakers.

Hacking biology through time and space

15 March 2017, 18:00-19:00
Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences

Join the Cambridge Biomakespace team and historian of science Dr Helen Anne Curry on a whirlwind global tour of biological engineering, from amateur efforts to use tools for genetic manipulation fresh from the early 20th century laboratory to through to current activities with do-it-yourself biologists, biohackers and citizen scientists across the world. Our voyage of discovery will deposit us back in Cambridge will deposit us back in Cambridge to explore the Biomakespace, a new community laboratory on the Biomedical Campus, which enables people curious about engineering biology to collaborate and learn together.