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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.
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Synthetic biology and the senses at the Cambridge Science Festival
The Downing Site Plant and Life Sciences Marquee welcomed over 1200 Science Festival attendees on Saturday 18 March to experience 'getting personal' with the biological sciences. Members of OpenPlant and the Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative were out in force to help visitors of all ages explore synthetic biology with their senses and explore the every day applications this emerging technology might be put to in the coming years: from sustainable scents to tastier tomatoes.
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Co-Lab OpenPlant: an interdisciplinary science design workshop
The 5th edition of Co-Lab workshop was hosted in Cambridge, including Makespace Cambridge and Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. This workshop received a grant from the OpenPlant Fund, with the aim to spur discussion of plant synthetic biology from an ethnographic point of view. The facilitator, Open Science School, is an non-profit based in Paris interested in exploration of open source technology in the fields of education, design and beyond.
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Public Engagement Starter Fund
An exciting opportunity for University of Cambridge researchers to apply for small grants to undertake innovative public engagement with research activities.
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#100Kbio challenge aims to create 100,000 new bioengineers in 100 days!
Amino Labs and The BioBuilder Educational Foundation challenge you to become a Virtual Bioengineer!
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Synthetic Biology at Cambridge Science Festival gets a special mention at Cambridge BID Awards 2016
The Plant and Life Sciences Marquee was a roaring success at Cambridge Science Festival, scooping a prize at the Cambridge BID awards Awards 2016. OpenPlant's synthetic biology stand was highly rated by the public mystery shoppers and got a special mention in their final report!
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SynBio for Schools: Ideas Meeting on 7 Oct
Synthetic biology applies design and engineering approaches to biology, and promises to contribute solutions to pressing global challenges. The success of this highly interdisciplinary field depends not only on skills as diverse as molecular biology, computer modelling, engineering, social sciences and design, but also an ability of individuals to build bridges across disciplines. The Synthetic Biology for Schools project aims to bring together a set of activities and resources to enable school groups and science clubs to explore the synthetic biology space.
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The Collusion Commission calls on UK artists, from all disciplines to propose bold new works
The Collusion Commission are looking to commission and present a series of groundbreaking new artworks across the broad spectrum of art, technology and human interaction.
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Call for Exhibitors for the 2017 Biomaker Fayre
Bring your demos! If you have an interesting project using open technologies, created as part of the Biomaker Challenge, or independently, you are invited to exhibit it at the Biomaker Fayre during Open Technology Week.
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SynBio Fund supported bioluminescent art project 'Lo Lamento' features on BBC Cambridgeshire
BBC Cambridgeshire features an artistic collaboration between Bernardo Pollak and Anton Kan in the Department of Plant Sciences and conceptual fashion designer Victoria Geany, inspired by a SynBio Fund supported project on bioluminescent bacteria.
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