Bioasmbly

  • 2013

BioASMbly was an evening event focused on biology that I initiated at the first Superposition ASMbly pop-up lab.

There were presentations from Lorna Dougan, a physicist at the University of Leeds, and Paul Turner, a member of that year's Leeds team in the iGEM synthetic biology competition, followed by a DIY biology activity - extracting DNA from kiwi fruit using vodka and washing up liquid - led by Jo Leng.

Gregory Radick, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at Leeds University was at the event, and wrote a piece called Biomachine Dreams based on it.

BioASMbly was the beginning of the very active BioLeeds group.