Make genetically-engineered bacteria, sequence DNA, find the tools to get your bio-project growing, or make friends with amateurs and experts in the community. Meet BioCurious.
We believe that innovations in biology should be accessible, affordable, and open to everyone. We’re building a community biology lab for amateurs, inventors, entrepreneurs, and anyone who wants to experiment with friends. Holy crap. If I was anywhere near this place I’d be hanging out here. It sounds like an incredible petri dish of science-y goodness. (See what I did there?).
I’m hopeful that this is successful and sustainable. Having seen first hand what happens when you put scientists, artists, engineers, business people, and more in a room and just let things happen – this place sounds like it’s going to produce some really unique results.
And it goes without saying that I have to think something like this could do EXTREMELY well in Philadelphia, given the BioTech roots of this city. I think accessibility and a strong community orientation is the defining attribute in this initiative compared to anything that I know about already existing in Philly.
P.s. It looks like they’re looking for administrative help. If you’re not sure what to do with your life but think it might have something to do with science, check the bottom of this post out. And then go at it headfirst like Parker did at Indy Hall.