02.20.18 - 02.22.18 February Break Workshop SynBIO
BioBuilder Learning Lab
700 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
February 20-22, 2018, 9 am - 3 pm
Synthetic biology is an emerging field that fuses life science with engineering and design. But what does synthetic biology look like in our day-to-day lives? How does it differ from what we see in movies or in fiction novels? To help answer these questions, the BioBuilder Educational Foundation will run a 3-day hands-on synthetic biology experience at our recently opened Learning Lab. Working along a trained scientist, students will explore the ideas in the first Young Adult book about Synthetic Biology (“Right of Capture” by Isadora Deese) while also doing lab activities that focus on adapting and engineering living systems. By the end of the program, students will have a firm grasp of what synthetic biology is and some tools to help them distinguish science fiction from real scientific possibilities.