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Bacterial painting

MadLab (Manchester Digital Laboratory)

Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

Bacterial painting

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The first ever microbial art was created by the father of penicillin, Alexander Fleming, who drew a stick figure in bacteria. Come join us to create ‘living’ art. See the possibilities of this medium in these posts.

This is an example of Sir Alexander Fleming’s artwork.

Check out more microbial art work at microbialart 


Image from the Smithsonian Magazine


“His microbial art paintings were technically very difficult to make. He had to find microbes with different pigments and then time his inoculation such that the different species all matured at the same time.”



Check out more microbial art work at microbialart 

Image from the Smithsonian Magazine 

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36-40 Edge St
M4 1HN Manchester
United Kingdom

Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

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MadLab Courses are learning for doers. Every one of our courses, whether it's electronics or coding, writing or making, is powered by the same magic.

Bring your curiosity and a little bit of imagination, and we'll amaze you with what you can do!

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