Self Cloning (AKA Genetic Modification for beginners)
Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)
Manchester, United Kingdom
Self-cloning is a super simple form of genetic modification which involves recreating the behaviour of naturally occurring bacteria in a (DIY!) laboratory environment using contemporary microbiology techniques. We'll be running through the Transformer protocol from the NCBE on the night, modifying K12 lab-grade e.coli to express the enzyme lactase and turn their living environment blue!
NB. We recommend you bring something that could pass as proper lab attire.
When & Where
MadLab (Manchester Digital Laboratory)
MadLab is a community space for people who want to do and make interesting stuff - a place for geeks, artists, designers, illustrators, hackers, tinkerers, innovators and idle dreamers; an autonomous R&D laboratory and a release valve for Manchester's creative communities.