Title: DIYBio UK Summit
Description: Citizen scientists are invited to the first ever UK summit on “DIY biology”: this growing movement takes biology out of the ivory tower and into the hands of everyone!
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 18:00
Sign up: Tickets here
The First UK DIYBio Summit
29th-30th October, Madlab
Citizen scientists are invited to the first ever UK summit on “DIY biology”: this growing movement takes biology out of the ivory tower and into the hands of everyone! We’ll bring together a diverse group of leading scientists and curious amateurs to share expertise and experiences.
The event includes presentations by international speakers, demonstrations from the Manchester DIYBio group, and hands-on workshop sessions where participants can get involved in do-it-yourself bioscience.
No experience is needed, as full training will be given in a safe and friendly environment. Attendees can sign up for future events, and become part of the DIYbio revolution!
On Saturday, the formal section of the event will take place including plenaries and workshops. Sunday will be held using an ‘unconference’ format where attendees can contribute to the proceedings and host discussions.
Saturday 29th October: Agenda
10:00-10:30 - Welcome and introductions
10:30-11:30 - Keynote Plenary: Sung Won Lim, Genspace; Cathal Garvey
11:30-11:45 – Coffee break
11:45-12:30 – Updates from DIYBio groups
12:30-13.30 – Lunch break (food not provided)
13:30-16:30 – Parallel breakout hands-on sessions
16:30-17:30 – Closing keynote: Marc Dusseiller, Hackteria
17:30-18:00 – Closing session
18:00- Social event
Sunday 30th October: Unconference
10:00-12:00 – Session one
13:00-15:00 - Session two
Information on how to submit sessions will be circulated to registered attendees.
For more information about Manchester DIYBio please see our website:
This event is part of the Manchester Science Festival