The Biohackspace is now located at: 
Ujima House, 388 High Road (London Hackspace)

London Biohackspace is a community-run molecular biology and microbiology lab, the first in the UK.  We’ve got most of the lab set up now and doing some simple non-GMO experiments and investigations.  We are also organising regular talks and workshops on our Meetup group.

To give you some idea of what we’re into, recent projects have included genetic modification of yeast, a cyanobacteria growing workshop, SNP testing, and sequencing DNA found in soil.

The strength of the DIYbio community is the diversity of its members, and we welcome enthusiastic amateurs and professionals, regardless of background.  In the past, artists, engineers, biologists, and programmers have all engaged with the Biohackspace to carry out innovative bioscience projects.

Our lab is funded through members’ contributions and the generosity of our supporters. If you would like to become a member, or to make a regular donation, please have a look at the Membership or the donations page.

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In Biomaker Meetup @cammakespace last night we continued turning a £100 peltier-controlled beer fridge/reptile egg incubator into a programmable lab incubator with a data logger. Measurements taken, so we'll have components for prototyping at our April Meetup!


Cells are ready and our Etsy store is now stocked with these for purchase!!! No MTA, no red tape, and all just $20/plasmid or less. Shipping as agar stabs in E. coli BL21(DE3) cells. All proceeds go directly into making more tools for the community. Enjoy!

Turns out an over-the-counter laxative + cells (and a few other common lab ingredients) yields highly competent cells!

Prepping our own cells in house like this takes the average student experiment from ~$12 each to less than a penny!

Lower cost = Access

Another project at @biomakespace @cammakespace Biomaker meetup this evening: @noahsprent has adapted the @OpenFlexure Raspberry Pi camera holder to fit a dichroic longpass filter for taking photos of DNA gels - the power of modular #openhardware!


What is a standard workflow for DNA analysis? In this week's vlog, @jenmgshe is doing a 101 of the steps involved using PCR and gel electrophoresis methods. #molbio

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