Lab User Meet-Up

Student researchers and lab users met up informally, some meeting for the first time, to share information about their research and consider overlaps and possible collaborations. Stay tuned for information on the next lab meet-up in the upcoming fall semester! *WhiteFeather Hunter photos.

Science Odyssey: What’s Really in Your Yogurt? workshop

A hands-on workshop with Maya Hey at Milieux Institute for Art, Science and Technology for youth aged 10 and up. May 14, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. This free workshop for participants aged 10 and up demystified the laboratory sciences by working directly with microbes from everyday, store-bought comestibles such as yogurt and kombucha….


A PhD student research project that considers microbes as legitimate foodstuffs

Milieux Institute celebrates its 1-year Anniversary

On March 31, Milieux Institute celebrated its one year anniversary and we have been busy! In celebration, we’ve taken a look back at some of the research clusters’ most memorable talks, workshops, projects, symposiums, and exhibitions. This past year the Speculative Life Cluster has hosted a number of exciting workshops and speakers. Some of the…

Artist Talk: Nurit Bar-Shai

Multimedia artist, Nurit Bar-Shai discusses her artwork practice using biological systems, the rise of citizen science labs and DIYbio culture, as well as her place in the current new biotechnology revolution that allows artists and citizen scientists to tinker with the living world. Biotechnology is a fast growing field with footprints in every aspect of…

Bacterial Painting workshop with Nurit Bar-Shai

  In this 2-part workshop, we will explore the use of live microbes as bio-regenerative paint and combine traditional and DIY laboratory techniques with painting and printmaking techniques. Participants to this workshop will be able to grow living designs and drawings using harmless bacteria, including bacteria with natural- pigments as well as genetically-engineered bacteria with…

Your First GMO: DIY CRISPR with Kevin Chen

Have you ever wondered what genetic engineering is? What is CRISPR and all the hype about that? How close are we to the future in which genetic engineering is used to bring back extinct species, extend human life or eradicating genetic diseases? In this workshop, we’ll cover the basics of the science, art and impact…