You have until 11 May to apply for the Biomaker Challenge and work on your project (naturally) in the Biomakespace over the summer! You need a minimum of one team member to be a member of the University of Cambridge (or John Innes Centre or the Earlham Institute).
Ideas already proposed by me include:
- Improved open source bioreactor for bacterial growth
- Extending the Low-cost pressurised liquid chromatography system from 2017
More details here: https://biomaker.squarespace.com/apply-now/
Biomaker Challenge is a four-month programme challenging interdisciplinary teams to build low-cost sensors and instruments for biology. From colorimeters to microfluidics and beyond, we’re looking for frugal, open source and DIY approaches to biological experiments.
Whether you’re a biologist looking to optimise your protocols and pick up some electronics knowledge; an engineer looking to apply your skills and gain experience of practical biology or you’re just curious and interested to participate, we’re keen to hear from you.
Participants will receive a Biomaker Toolkit and a discretionary budget for additional sensors, components, consumables and 3D-printing worth up to £1000. All teams will exhibit their device at a Biomaker Fayre in late October. Up to 50 grants will be awarded.