Events

The Biomaker Challenge requires interdisciplinary working. We are offering several opportunities in Cambridge and Norwich to meet potential collaborators from different disciplines and exchange ideas, knowledge and skills. To stay updated on Biomaker Challenge meet-ups in Cambridge and Norwich and other events hosted by the Synthetic Biology SRI and OpenPlant, join the Cambridge Synthetic Biology Meetup Group and the Norwich Biomakers Meetup Group

Pre-Challenge Mixer, Cambridge

9 April 2018 at 18:00-  Postdoc Centre, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge

This pre-challenge mixer will be a great opportunity to meet other potential participants and share ideas before the application closes on 11 May 2018. All are welcome.

Info and Mixer session for Norwich Bioscience Institutes, Norwich

9 April 2018 at 14.30-16.00 - Chris Lamb Training Lounge, JOhn Innes Centre, Norwich

This informative session will provide a brief overview of the Biomaker Challenge and an opportunity to meet other potential participants and to develop and share ideas and projects. All are welcome. Coffee and cake provided! Register through the NBI intranet, or contact colette.matthewman@jic.ac.uk

Pre-Challenge Mixer, Norwich

19 April 2018 at 18.30 - Congregation Hall room 0.17, University of east anglia, Norwich

This pre-challenge mixer will be a great opportunity to learn more about the challenge, hear from previous participants, meet other potential participants and share ideas before the application closes on 11 May. We have a great line-up of talks from previous participants. Register here or contact colette.matthewman@jic.ac.uk

Recommended Training Events, Cambridge

11 June, 25 June, 9 July, 30 July at 18:00-  Postdoc Centre, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge

During the challenge, we will be hosting four training events where teams can learn new skills, socialise, troubleshoot and get advice from other participants. 

Training topics can include:

  • Introduction to Arduino
  • Getting started with your starter kit
  • 3D design and printing
  • Introduction to soldering
  • Documenting your project with Hackster

Biomaker Fayre, Cambridge

27 October 2018

The Biomaker Fayre, held during Open Technology Week, showcases projects created by individuals or teams from the biological and physical sciences, engineering, and humanities. The projects use the development of open source biological instrumentation and low-cost sensors using commodity electronics and DIY approaches.