Heart Dissection
Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

Heart Dissection

Get up and close and personal with the anatomy of the mammalian heart by dissecting one. A sheep's heart to be specific. With expert guidance from volunteer educator Asia Galarpe. Learn how the mammalian heart works as a mechanical blood pump and how modern medical technologies can intervene when the heart fails.

$15. Tickets must be purchased in advance from our online store to secure a place.

This workshop involves dissection of real animal organs, and also involves handling sharp dissecting tools. Over 12s only and under 16s must attend with an adult.

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BEGINNERS WORKSHOP: Molecular Scissors
Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

BEGINNERS WORKSHOP: Molecular Scissors

Restriction enzymes are a special class of proteins that cut DNA. They were at the center of the recombinant DNA technology developed since the 1970's and they are still used every day in labs today. At this workshop you'll set up a reaction with restriction enzymes and see the results using agarose gel electrophoresis.

The workshop will run from 3-5:30 pm, including a 30 minute break in the middle. Ages 12 and up. No prior lab experience is necessary.

$20. Tickets must be purchased in advance from our store

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Extract DNA from Bacteria
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Extract DNA from Bacteria

Learn what a plasmid is and how to quickly and easily break open bacterial cells to release plasmid DNA, and why this is so useful in molecular biology. A hands on workshop suitable for total beginners.

$20 - Purchase Tickets Here

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BEGINNERS WORKSHOP: Build your own microscope
May
12
3:00 PM15:00

BEGINNERS WORKSHOP: Build your own microscope

Want to get to know the natural a little more up close and personal? Then come to this workshop. In 90 minutes you'll learn some of the fundamentals of what microscopes can be used for and then build your own Foldscope, and use it to view moss animals (by eye or hooked up to your phone).

Price includes foldscope.

Suitable for beginners and all ages 12 and up.

$15 - Tickers must be purchased in advance.

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One to a Billion - Intro to DNA amplification with PCR - CANCELLED
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

One to a Billion - Intro to DNA amplification with PCR - CANCELLED

Cancelled due to lack of sign-ups.

Learn how to set up a PCR reaction and view the results using agarose gel electrophoresis. Suitable for total beginners.
There will be a one hour break in the middle of the workshop.

$20 - Purchase Tickets Here

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COURSE: Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero. 8 weeks, Tuesday evenings
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

COURSE: Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero. 8 weeks, Tuesday evenings

Learn what it takes to become a citizen genetic engineer with a hands on 8 week course. At weekly sessions you'll play with bacteria, make glowing proteins and extract DNA. Suitable for total beginners, aged 12 and up. Sessions will be every Tuesday evening from 30th April to 18th June, lasting 2-3 hours. Bring something to eat with you. Expert Instructor Regina Wu will guide you the whole way. Questions? Ask Regina (regina@sound.bio) The fee includes the course book 'Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero: The beginner's guide to programming bacteria at home, in the classroom, and in the makerspace'.

More details here

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Syllabus

Week 1: Intro to Genetic Engineer / Lab Safety and Overview

Week 2: Strawberry DNA extraction

Week 3: Basic Lab Techniques (Micropipetting, Sterile Technique, and Practice Pouring Plates)

Week 4: Pouring Plates and Painting with Bacteria

Week 5: Transformation Background/ Prep (Intro to plasmids)

Week 6: Transformation Day

Week 7: Growing Liquid Culture

Week 8: Protein Extraction


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BEGINNERS WORKSHOP: Molecular Scissors
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

BEGINNERS WORKSHOP: Molecular Scissors

Learn how special proteins called restriction enzymes can be used to cut DNA in defined ways, and how to see the results with the results of seaweed jelly and electricity. Suitable for total lab newbies.

$15

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Ravenna Park -  Natural History Walk - $10
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Ravenna Park - Natural History Walk - $10

See the human and natural history of Seattle intertwine on this walking tour through and around Ravenna Park. You’ll learn about the history of the area and be guided on a hunt to find 20 of the treasures of Ravenna Park both artificial and natural. Bring comfortable shoes. Meet at the entrance to Cowen Park.

$10 - Tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

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Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

PLANT TALK: The Botany of life and death (Location: Ada's Technical Books)

SoundBio Lab and Ada's present The Botany of Birth, Life and Death: parables for all religions and none.

Around this season Christians, and many other faiths, tell stories of death and rebirth. Come and learn about the Botany of life and death. What does death mean to an organism with no heart, no brain, where every cell is a world unto itself? What is a resurrection plant and is it ever really dead? What is a birth for organisms that often produce clones, still attached to the parent plant. Is a seed a new life or a potential life, waiting for germination? These questions and many more.

Speaker: Orlando de Lange, Plant Molecular Biologist at UW and parent to many happy houseplants.

Tickets Available

21+ With ID

The Lab at Ada's

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DISCOUNT - Beginners Workshop: How to grow bacteria
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

DISCOUNT - Beginners Workshop: How to grow bacteria

GrowBacteria

- Learn how to make nutrient jelly for growing bacteria in the lab.
- Learn about sterile bacterial culture techniques in the lab.

$10

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Tickets for SoundBio workshops must be purchased in advance to secure a place. Walk-ins will be first come and first served, and workshops will be cancelled if no advance tickets are sold. Refunds will be issued for cancellations more than 24 hrs prior to the even start time. Members who did not receive their discount code can contact workshops@sound.bio

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CANCELLED - BEGINNERS WORKSHOP: Laboratory automation
Apr
15
6:00 PM18:00

CANCELLED - BEGINNERS WORKSHOP: Laboratory automation

CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF TICKET SALES

Automation is changing what work looks like in every sphere, including in the lab. Learn about laboratory automation and try your hand at programming the SoundBio Opentrons OT-2 liquid handling robot. No programming experience necessary.

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Program the lab: Opentrons
Apr
1
7:30 PM19:30

Program the lab: Opentrons

Robots are slowly creeping into labs, transforming the way science happens, moving away from one-off low throughput experiments to high-throughput automated work. SoundBio is the proud owner of an OpenTrons OT2. Come and learn hands-on how to program the robot to efficiently transfer liquids. We'll also discuss the broader implications of lab robotics.

Suitable for beginners. No laboratory, programming or robotics experience required.

**Price**
SoundBio members - $10
Non-members - $15

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BEGINNERS WORKSHOP: How to DNA barcode a plant
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

BEGINNERS WORKSHOP: How to DNA barcode a plant

There are over 500,000 species of plants with scientific descriptions and the list is growing all the time. Keeping track of all this diversity is tricky. Luckily the DNA that every organism holds inside its cells is like a library of all the features that make it unique. We can use DNA like a barcode to identify, monitor and differentiate species. Come and try it for yourself! This will be a workshop aimed at beginners so no prior lab experience is necessary.

Members cost: $25
Non-members cost: $30

RSVP is required. Payment is taken on the day. Cash is preferred, but credit and debit cards accepted. You can sign up to be a member ($10 per month) on the day in order to receive the discount.

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SB: Natural History Walk - U district
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

SB: Natural History Walk - U district

From the landscaping of the 1909 world's fair to the brand new Botany greenhouses the UW campus is teeming with intersections of plant and human life. Come and learn about history and Botany in equal measure as we tour around the campus. And yes, we'll drop in on the cherry blossoms.

Suggested donations, going to support community Science at SoundBio:
$15, or $10 for SoundBio members. Cash please :)

Tour leader: Orlando de Lange. Director of workshops at SoundBio, and botanist at UW.

We will be walking for around 90 minutes, so wear comfortable shoes.

Meeting point: Northeast corner of Schmitz Hall. 41st & NE 15th Avenue.

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