A lively community and home to biomaking projects for MIT engineers of all interests and levels of experience.
The MIT BioMakers was created to inspire biomaking in the MIT community and foster interdisciplinary work and research. We are here to collaborate with students in developing their own projects while also giving them a space to accomplish this and a community to grow with and learn from. We host a variety of events, projects, and classes for the MIT community and are part of a growing network of biomakerspaces across university campuses.
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Who We Are We, the BioMakers, are a group of undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in biology, chemistry, engineering, and honestly everything else. Although we are interested in lots of different things from physics to computer science to education to international relations, at our core is a shared interest for cool biology and […]
What’s the difference between the Huang-Hobbs BioMaker Space and MIT BioMakers Student Group? The Huang-Hobbs BioMaker Space refers to the physical space/lab in the basement of Building 26. Justin Buck is the manager of the space and questions about using it or what equipment it has will be answered by him. The student group is […]
MIT BioMakers is an open community of students that are designing and leading hands-on bioengineering projects. In our makerspace, students learn, play, and explore biology by developing tools, conducting experiments, creating art, investigating our relationship with nature + each other, and more. Our purpose To provide students with the space and resources to create with […]
Education One of our main missions is to make biology exciting and accessible to those with little or life science background through maker-learning. We achieve this by fostering an environment of mentorship and community teaching amongst our members and organizing workshop and project-based classes to equip biomakers with the skills needed to pursue independent projects. […]
BioMakers Executive Team The MIT BioMakers Executive Team helps run events, workshops, and projects in the space and continues to work to build out the biomaking community at MIT and collaborate with organizations beyond MIT! They are the team to ask for questions about starting your project, events/workshops/classes you would like to see, and here […]
Have a project proposal you’d like to start in the space? Fill out this application! Applications for the Spring 2022 cycle are due by February 16th, 11:59 pm, and requests for a full technical application will be released on February 18th. Applications submitted after February 16th will be reviewed on a rolling basis as availability […]
Kelo: Integrate large DNA pieces Students will be developing a new technology that is able to modify the DNA of living cells. An existing technology, CRISPR/Cas9 can delete DNA as needed from cells both in a dish and in animals, but this technology is limited as to the size of the DNA sequence it can […]
Honey Microneedles This project is started by Dr. Galit Frydman at the Center for Biomedical Engineering and was brought in as a community project for the BioMaker Space. Because of the beneficial nature of Manuka honey in being a bactericidal and soothing agent for wounds, we are working on perfecting the production of microneedles with […]
Current Classes For more information on our current offerings, visit our IAP 2022 page! Spring 2022 offerings will be updated in late January. Workshops The MIT BioMaker Group holds student workshops every IAP. From working in a lab for the first time to creating your own project, our workshops are open to all students interested […]