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[8-13 July, 23-25 Sept] Co-Lab OpenPlant workshops

Co-Lab OpenPlant workshops held in University of Cambridge and in John Innes Centre, Norwich
When Jul 08, 2016 10:00 AM to
Jul 13, 2016 06:00 PM
Where Makespace University of Cambridge, Johns Innes Centre, Norwich
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Workshop Schedules:

Co-lab open plantDay 1Day 2Day 3
10.00-11.00h Scientific referencing Debriefing
11.00-12.00h Practical case: Different types of collaboration Prototyping
12.00-13.00h Lunch break Lunch break
13.00-14.00h Introduction Upscaling technology Prototyping
14.00-15.00h Synbio technologies Downstream processing
15.00-16.00h Ethnographic approaches in research Extracting plant pigments
16.00-17.00h Making electricity with plants Documentation
17.00-18.00h Make groups Presentation
Evening Pub Free pizza + drinks

Brainstorming Sessions:

8-10 July

       PlantSciences & MakerspaceUniversity of Cambridge

11-13 July

       PlantSciences & MakerspaceUniversity of Cambridge



       Johns Innes Centre, Norwich


The brainstorming sessions will consist of 2 and a half days of activities that bridges together artists, scientists and designers to brainstorm and work on an interdisciplinary project around synthetic biology and life engineering.

The brainstorming workshop will be followed by a MAKING SESSION (7 - 9 October) in Makesrpace Cambridge where we prototype the ideas that is generated in the workshop.

The number of participants is limited to 20 for each of the workshops, so in order to let us make a fair selection please apply before 1 week before the date of the workshop. Availability to attend to the sessions and motivation will be valued in the application.

Deadlines for applications:

1st July

     PlantSciences & MakespaceUniversity of Cambridge

3rd July

     PlantSciences & MakespaceUniversity of Cambridge



     Johns Innes Centre, Norwich

All workshops are free of charge thanks to our sponsors (BBSRC + EPSRC + Cambridge Open Plant Fund) - Complete application at

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