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BioCurious Glowing Cells

Looking for last minute weekend plans? Come make glowing bacteria cells at the newly minted BioCurious Hackerspace in Sunnyvale.

This is the “Hello World” of biotech. You will make cells that glow! Adding jellyfish genes to bacteria might sound like it’s complicated, but it’s easy!

You will reprogram lab bacteria with DNA from a jellyfish to so they make green fluorescent protein (GFP) which GLOWS under a blacklight. We’ll first learn about plasmid DNA and genetic engineering, and then move over to the lab to add new DNA to the bacteria using a chemical process. We’ll grow the cells in an incubator and then put them onto agar plates. Since the cells take a few days to start glowing, we’ll be sending photos a few days after the lab or you can visit BioCurious lab yourself to check them out!

And you’ll make friends who can help plan out your next biotech project, whether you want to win the science fair, work on a cool project, or change the world!

Sign up here!
http://www.meetup.com/BioCurious/events/38039522/

Next Weekend: More Biohacking! For non-biologists, we’ll review a simple biological device and how the “biologic” functions create the logic for an E. Coli camera, salt detector, and other example projects. Click here for more information

BioCurious Address:
845 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale
California, Earth

What is BioCurious?
We believe that innovations in biology should be accessible, affordable, and open to everyone. We’re building a community biology lab for amateurs, inventors, entrepreneurs, and anyone who wants to experiment with friends. BioCurious provides laboratory space and equipment for members and classes for the public.


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