Upcoming Events

Introduction to the Laboratory, Sterility, and Micropipetting

July 15th, 2017 at 10am

Learn sterile technique, safety skills, and pipetting techniques and take home bacteria growing on your own skin! This course is required for higher level and future Open Bio Labs courses.


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Charlottesville Open Bio Labs

Past Events

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Public engagement in Synthetic Biology

Saturday, August 27th. 11am-4pm

Learn about Synthetic Biology at this family friendly event and voice your input on whether or not we should engineer the mosquito to fight Zika!


Syn Bio Cell

Synthetic Biology Summer Camp


Develop your synthetic biology toolkit!


Cloning Class

Cloning Class

Sunday, April 10th at 4:00pm

Create your own genetically engineered organism in a real lab!


Marine Microbes
Marine Microbes

Saturday, March 12th at 9:00am

Learn about the abundance and diversity of marine microbes.
Recommended for kids ages 8-12.


Zika VirusZika Virus Open Discussion

Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:30pm

Let’s discuss this whole Zika issue and explore the different ways scientists are trying to combat the virus. Be sure to read our blog post for a good overview so you can be ready for discussion!


gmo_metering_meetupGM CROP WORKSHOP!

Wednesday, Feb 28th at 4:00pm

In this evening lab we’ll probe your produce to see whether or not it has genetically modified DNA!


Friday, Oct 16 at 6:00pm

We have space and we want to show it off in style!
There will be drinks and light fare: RSVP on Eventbrite!


bha-logo-staandBioHack Academy

Begins October 6th

Build a biofactory and design your own experiments over the course of 10 weeks to become a BioHacker!