Biomakespace has now hit over 30 members and seven projects, you can meet our members and check below for ways to get involved in building with biology, together.

Featured Meetup: Engineering Living Systems: From Genetic circuits to Microbial Communities
Mon 25 March, 7-9pm

Our speaker Dr Somenath Bakshi is a new University Lecturer in Synthetic Biology. He is a single molecule biophysicist by training and will give a fascinating talk about the cutting edge technologies being used to engineer robust and resilient synthetic logic circuits and microbial communities.
RSVP on Meetup Now!

Meet a Member: Arin Wongprommoon

Alex van der Wateren interviewed Arin Wongprommoon, 3rd Year Biochemistry Student and Biology Project Coordinator for the University of Cambridge Synthetic Biology Society about his interests and how Biomakespace is helping students experiment with biological engineering.
View Arin's profile here
Meet more of our members  >>

New Kit in the Space!

eSUN UV light Resin LCD Photocurable 3d Printer: to complement our Prusa i3 MK3 3D printer we now have a resin printer that can use biocompatible resins.
Chromo4 real-time PCR machine: for experiments quantifying gene expression we now have a dedicated real-time PCR machine in the molecular biology lab.
Polar Ice Maker: we hope this will make the lives of members a lot easier when working with temperature sensitive experiments! We also now have an ice crusher.
COMING SOON - cell culture: our biological safety hood is serviced, we have purchased two incubators and CO2 provision is being set up (no human cells or pathogens allowed!)

Volunteering Opportunities

Lab It Monday Curator!

We organise three sessions per month of talks, hands-on experiments and training on a Monday evening! We're currently building a team to curate and coordinate these meetings. If you want an excuse to organise some great sessions of interest to yourself and other members, get involved!
Email the committee now!

Seeking Workshop Instructors!

We're looking for instructors to plan and deliver training workshops to members of the public on molecular biology, imaging, maker skills such as electronics, 3D printing and laser cutting or other topics related to biology and engineering. Instructors can be paid based on the length of the course and course fees. Experience of training preferred but this could be a great way to gain some!

Deadline: Rolling applications 
Further information >>

Upcoming Events

Mon 1 Apr: Biomakespace Lab Project Night - all welcome!

Time: 19:00-21:00
Biomakespace, Clifford Allbutt Building, Biomedical Campus, CB2 0AH

Would you like to start a project in the Biomakespace? Have you got a project you could update us on? Come along to the Lab Project Night and learn more about the possibilities for exciting collaborations at Cambridge's community laboratory.


Mon 8 Apr: Biomakespace Introductory Tour

Time: 18:30-19:00
Biomakespace, Clifford Allbutt Building, Biomedical Campus, CB2 0AH

If you'd like to find out more about the Biomakespace and how to join, come along for a tour with one of our committee members and find out more about what is possible in the space and our plans for the future - plus volunteering opportunities!


Thu 4 Apr: CRISPR Workshop Planning Session

Time: 19:30-21:00
Biomakespace, Clifford Allbutt Building, Biomedical Campus, CB2 0AH

Biomakespace is planning a training workshop to enable those with or without a biological background to learn more about and experiment with CRISPR gene editing technology. If you have CRISPR or general molecular biology experience and would be interested to plan or deliver a workshop, come along to this planning session! For more information, email

Join Biomakespace as a Member Now!

We are now open for memberships! Check out the membership page and for a minimum contribution of £15 per month you can join the community and benefit from:
  • Access to three lab spaces following induction and safety training.
  • A great social community with a passion for biology and enthusiasm for collaborating on interesting projects.
  • Opportunity to propose projects to run in the space and help to develop them, with excellent links to other networks in Cambridge and potential sources of funding.
  • Free or reduced-cost training courses in biology, engineering, bioinformatics and more.
Join Now

How you can help...

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks and roles!

Small Ask

  • Help take some photos, add a blog to the website or make some social media posts.
  • Lead a practical session or give a talk on a Monday evening.
  • Train on our Molecular Biology 101 course.
  • Fix a piece of equipment!
Email with any questions or volunteering offers.
See Trello for more

Big Ask

  • Social Media Coordinator: if you're into science communicatio, social media and web content we would love to hear from you!
  • Webmaster: manage our web services, basic sysadm experience preferred but no essential.
  • More roles listed on the website...
Email Jenny on if interested!
Volunteer Now!
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