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Amino One Personal Bioreactor demonstration - making synthetic biology accessible to school students

The Amino One is a laptop sized Personal Bioreactor and Transformation station that is friendly to use, accessible, and contained. It makes learning and prototyping with genetic engineering and cells accessible to students and teachers.
When Jun 03, 2016
from 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
Where Teaching Laboratory, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EA
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"The Amino One Personal Bioreactor Ecosystem is a career-building tool. 

The Amino One is a laptop sized Personal Bioreactor and Transformation station that is friendly to use, accessible, and contained. It makes learning and prototyping with genetic engineering and cells accessible to students and teachers. With on-screen instructions that are easy to follow, the Amino One allows the students to go at their own pace and explore bioengineering in-depth. 

Each Amino One will be able to run a series of different experiments - start with our first experiment: pigment production that you can use to draw, paint, etc."

Julie Legault and Justin Pahara from Amino.bio will demo the Amino One in an informal drop-in session at the Plant Sciences Teaching Labs on 3 June - all welcome from within or outside the University, please ask for directions at Plant Sciences Reception.

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Julie Legault

As a designer, Julie works to make complex technological innovations approachable to, and desirable by the public. With a Master of Science (MIT Media Lab, USA), a Master of Art (Royal College of Art, UK) and degrees in Design and Arts (Concordia University, Canada), she has taught and worked with companies and pop stars to develop smart materials, wearables and interactive art featured in museums and galleries around the world. She recently founded Amino Labs from her MIT thesis work to bring hands-on bioengineering to the general public. 

Justin Pahara

Justin is passionate about using biological systems to create and manufacture things in a sustainable way. Specializing in genetic engineering and biotechnology for education and synthetic biology, Justin endeavours to make engineering biology accessible to 100M+ people around the world. Over the last 4 years, he has been working to bring synthetic biology technology to market through Synbiota Inc., and more recently, Amino Labs. Justin spent time at the University of Cambridge (PhD - Institute of Biotechnology), Singularity University (GSP-10), iGEM (2007, 2008), the University of Alberta (B.Sc., M.Sc.).

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