BIOLOGY FOR EVERYONE
Wednesday Nov 4th @ 7 p.m. EST
Join us at our monthly GBM for news updates and discussions!
Agara Bio Ideathon
Saturday Oct 17th @ 2 p.m. EST
At Agara Bio, we believe that in the face of all obstacles, science perseveres — even when that obstacle is a global pandemic! Join us at our Ideathon later this month to innovate with peers, work through problems, and tackle some of science’s greatest challenges!
Saturday May 30th @ 6 p.m. EST
Ready to get your science on? Join our Kahoot Night and test your knowledge over a variety of scientific topics! Feel free to invite your friends and family - all are welcome!
Lets have some fun! Register here.
A primer in primer design Thursday, April 16th
Primer design is a coveted skill amongst experienced biologists but rarely mastered by undergraduates (or the CDC for that matter!). Join us next Thursday for an introduction to the theory behind primer design and the online tools we use to make it easier. Although this workshop will be held via Zoom, we aim to make it as hands-on as possible by walking you through the steps of primer design as you develop your own set!
Fermentation Discussion Series: Sourdough Starter
Saturday June 6th @ 6 p.m. EST
Saturday June 20th @ 6 p.m. EST
Don't let self-quarantining keep you away from hands-on science. Join us this June for our first installment of our Fermentation Discussion Series! Each month we'll choose a new fermented food to create, study, and discuss.
This month we will be focusing on sourdough starter. You’ll only need flour and water if you want to make one. A curiosity for the science behind it all will do, too!
We’ll be sharing pictures throughout the process and digging deeper into the fundamentals of a successful starter as we go along. In the second discussion, we will delve into what worked, what didn’t, and why.
We hope to see you there for a fun month, some great discussion, and even better bread!
Sunday, April 26th - Sunday, May 3rd
Bored at home? Try bread at home!
Join us this week for our first ever #agarabreadchallenge. All you'll need to contribute is some flour, water, and a deep appreciation for the role science plays in the world around us. We'll be sharing our favorite recipes, tips and tricks on our social media pages and our blog. Send us pictures of your progress or use the hashtag above to be featured on our pages!
Interested in learning the science behind the bread? Our Events Director Sofia will be hosting a Zoom chat after the challenge to talk fermentation and answer your questions!
October 16th - 18th, 2019
In this event, aspiring artists replaced their paint brushes with platinum loops and canvases with petri dishes to create colorful works of art. Agar art is becoming increasingly popular, so we decided to hop on the bandwagon. Using the fluorescent strains of bacteria from the molecular cloning workshop, participants learned the basics of working with bacterial cultures, while also testing their art skills.
An Introduction to Molecular Cloning
September 27th, 2019
A hallmark of biology research is analyzing gene sequences and proteins specific to an organism of interest. Molecular cloning is a powerful tool to achieve just that. In our event, participants learned about how to clone the gfp gene into E. coli using restriction digest/ligation and transformation techniques. Participants learned about the principles of bacterial transformation and also some aspects of experimental design, including plasmid choice and primer design.