DIYBio UK Summit

DIYBio UK Summit
Location: MadLab
Description: Citizen scientists are invited to the first ever UK summit on “DIY biology”: this growing movement takes biology out of the ivory tower and into the hands of everyone!
Date: 29-10-2011
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 18:00

DIYbio MCR Summit

The First UK DIYBio Summit

29th-30th October, Madlab

Citizen scientists are invited to the first ever UK summit on “DIY biology”: this growing movement takes biology out of the ivory tower and into the hands of everyone! We’ll bring together a diverse group of leading scientists and curious

amateurs to share expertise and experiences.

The event includes presentations by international speakers, demonstrations from the Manchester DIYBio group, and hands-on workshop sessions where participants can get involved in do-it-yourself bioscience.

No experience is needed, as full training will be given in a safe and friendly environment. Attendees can sign up for future events, and become part of the DIYbio revolution!

On Saturday, the formal section of the event will take place including plenaries and workshops.  Sunday will be held using an ‘unconference’ format where attendees can contribute to the proceedings and host discussions.

Saturday 29th October: Agenda

10:00-10:30  - Welcome and introductions

10:30-11:30  - Keynote Plenary: Sung Won Lim, Genspace; Cathal Garvey

11:30-11:45 –  Coffee break

11:45-12:30 – Updates from DIYBio groups

12:30-13.30 – Lunch break (food not provided)

13:30-16:30 – Parallel breakout hands-on sessions

16:30-17:30 – Closing keynote:  Marc Dusseiller, Hackteria

17:30-18:00 – Closing session

18:00- Social event

Sunday 30th October: Unconference

10:00-12:00   –     Session one

13:00-15:00    -    Session two

Information on how to submit sessions will be circulated to registered attendees.

This event is part of the Manchester Science Festival

 

 

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