Plug 'n' Play Synthetic Biology
This project is developing a prototype teaching resource that allows audiences to learn about synthetic biology in a hands-on way. We bring together an interdisciplinary team of biologists and engineers to develop a plug and play system of physical blocks representing the building components of a genetic circuit. This will encourage audiences to learn about physical genetic circuits.
The prototype resources will be tested by the Biomakespace, London Hackspace members and will be used as teaching aids in workshops in and beyond Biomakespace. In the future, Biomakespace may explore running a competition, inviting people to design new genetic circuits and the winning circuit could get synthesized and built in the lab!