Part of the DIYBio / biohacking community.
This week at BOSSLAB (Sunday 12th May, 12:00 Noon).
BOSSLAB will hold another hardware hackathon on Sunday 12th May where we will be building hardware including PCT thermal cyclers. We can also work on any other projects people may bring along. We will also have a visit from the publiclaboratory.org people where they will demonstrate one of there awesome spectrometers.
Last week at BOSSLAB (Sunday 5th May).
Bosslab held a free introduction to molecular biology class last Sunday. It covered some of the background needed to understand how genetic information is used to code for proteins.
It also covered some basic techniques that we use in the lab to apply these ideas. We also had a half-hour discussion about specific activities that we are thinking about undertaking in the coming months. These including making (taq) polymerase or RNA polymerase, generating DNA banding patterns from our own DNA, and what makes a transgenic plant.