13 May - 14 May 2016

Space Biohack: Symposium and Workshop

Organised by:

SCI's East Midlands Group and supported by SCI's London Group in collaboration with Birmingham Open Media

Birmingham Open Media Centre

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BOM is delighted to present the first Space Biohack, bringing together scientists, artist and enthusiasts with members of the High Altitude Bioprospecting team and astrobiologists from NASA.

This event creatively explores how research with astrobiology is contributing to novel biotechnologies an addressing gender preconceptions in the history of space exploration.

Work with the High Altitude Bioprospecting (HAB) science-art team to plan the next phase of the HAB's mission.

Take part in hands-on making with 3D printers, robotics, rocket science and DNA analysis and learn how to sample for bacteria and other living organisms in extreme environments.

Witness a live 'robot autopsy' by internationally acclaimed performance artist Kira O'Reilly and the HAB team, and hear from a distinguished panel of experts in astrobiology, including Dr Lynn Rothschild, an evolutionary biologist from NASA Ames Research Centre, and Space Gynecologist, Dr Varsha Jain, whose research examines menstrual suppression and the risks of blood clots in space.

This is an essential event for anyone interested in working creatively with curiosity-driven science, and those wanting to contribute to the future development of the High Altitude Bioprospecting project.

Suitable for adults and over 14s.

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Venue and Contact

Birmingham Open Media

1 Dudley Street
B5 4EG

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Birmingham Open Media

Tel: +44 (0) 121 6435016

Email: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/space-biohack-symposium-and-workshop-tickets-23095903469


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