San Francisco, California
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Clone yourself in an hour. OK, not really. But you can do some simple self-cloning using E.coli bacteria in the MadLab’s DIY laboratory/kitchen. Self-cloning is a super simple form of genetic modification which involves recreating the behaviour of naturally occurring bacteria using contemporary microbiology techniques. Come along and get hands-on with the simplest genetically modified experiment of all - modifying laboratory-grade e.coli to produce the enzyme lactase and turn their living environment blue.
N.B. Results will be emailed to you after your E.coli has been incubated (48-72 hours after the workshop). For safety reasons, you will not be able to take your E.coli home.
Suitability: Adults and teenagers 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
When & Where
Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.
We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new & emerging technologies, and collaborating with others to deliver new, interesting and exciting projects.
Our 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!
Our main base of operations is a three-storey, 3000 square foot Industrial Revolution-era former weavers’ cottage centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We are less than ten minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations, and just two minutes walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre. For directions, please see our website: http://madlab.org.uk/find-us/