The DIYbio project celebrated success at the recent Manchester Beacon Recognition Awards, with their work being recognised with a cheque for £750 to further develop its community-University partnership.
Inaugurated in March 2011, DIYBIOMCR is the largest DIYBIO chapter in the UK, and recently hosted the first ever DIYBIO Summit in the UK during the Manchester Science Festival. Supported by a grant from the Wellcome Trust, the group is a collaborative effort with MadLab and MMU, hosting monthly user group meetings, special workshops (eg. Octopus dissection) and bringing experts from the new frontiers of biology to work and collaborate with the general public. (more…)