Projects in the Biomakespace
Biomakespace provides a community and space for people to work on interdisciplinary projects at the interface of biology and engineering. Please get involved with any projects that interest you and propose your own!
Active Community Projects
An open project to build a low-cost open source bioreactor for growing microbes.
Developing a plug 'n' play system of physical blocks representing the building components of a genetic circuit.
An early-stage community group looking to explore food microbiology through cutting-edge sequencing technology.
A project run by the Synthetic Biology Society of Cambridge University, aiming to make bacteria generate colour changes in their environment in response to light, and to create a genetic construct which will allow the bacterial colony to perform edge detection.
The following companies are undertaking research projects in Biomakespace, along with early-stage startups and entrepreneurial individuals who are working on proof of concept experiments.
Interested in starting a new project?
How to propose a project
- Speak to other Biomakespace members and the committee (at meetings, via chat or email).
- Complete a Project Proposal Form and relevant Risk Assessment, COSHH, and GM forms.
- Email your project application to email@example.com.
- The committee and Safety Team will take a look and get back to you with any changes. This should take no more than two weeks.
- Once the proposal is finalised, you will electronically sign the proposal form and risk assessment.
- The project begins! The Safety Team will advise any training that might be required before you begin work and any restrictions e.g. procedures that are not suitable for lone working. The whole committee will help find collaborators if you need help and guidance, they can also help advertise meetups for your project to the Biomakespace members.