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Synthetic Biology in Cambridge


Science Makers: building better microscopes

Saturday, 4 June, 2016 - 12:00 to 17:00

Last year we heard from Brad Amos on smartphone cameras for microscopy and the marvellous WaterScope on their 3D-printed, Raspberry Pi camera. This year we're stepping up a notch to look at DIY approaches to better microscopes, from automation to novel imaging techniques and even some more expensive (not so DIY) kit that illustrates benefits of custom approaches to imaging.

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Science Makers: sensing with chemicals

Saturday, 7 May, 2016 - 12:00 to 17:00

From building electronic noses to detectors for toxic chemicals, chemical sensing is really useful and it’s becoming easier thanks to the availability of off-the-shelf components and microprocessors like Arduino. In this meeting we’ll delve into the art and science of chemical sensing.

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Neurobiology: from brains to circuits

Probing the electrical systems of living things is easier than ever thanks to readily available open source technologies and commodity electronics. In this Science Makers we’ll explore open hardware for electrophysiology and measurement of behaviour in plants and animals for both education and research. Then we'll control machines using our minds (or at least muscle movements).

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