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Biomaker Challenge

Applications are now open for Biomaker Challenge- 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. Application period: 19 March - 11 May 2018 (Deadline extensions possible - email Alex at

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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 - the entire package of support is worth up to £1000. All teams will exhibit their device at a Biomaker Fayre in October.