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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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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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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Science Quiz Night. Win prizes. Test your brains!
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Science Quiz Night. Win prizes. Test your brains!

Think you're a Curie in the making? A budding Einstein? Find out how smart you really are at our testing quiz. Find a friend and bring them along, or team up with others on the night. Or if you're really smart you can try your luck as a team of one. The questions will be very nerdy, and very tough, but the prizes will be sweet. 

We'll have some drinks and snacks, but feel free to bring your own too!

$5

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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'.

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INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOP: DNA in the Cloud - Free Bioinformatics tools and how to use them
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOP: DNA in the Cloud - Free Bioinformatics tools and how to use them

Learn how to look at DNA sequences in your computer, compare them to frog DNA, or design a DNA assembly experiment. Some familiarity with the terms 'DNA', 'gene', and 'sequence' will be assumed for this workshop.

Bring a laptop or chromebook. Let us know if you don't have one to bring (we have a few spares). workshops@sound.bio

$10

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