Thursday, September 08, 2016

Bio & Beers and Hands-on Bioluminesce

Hands-on Bioluminesce workshop with Dr. Mirela Alister at Art Laboratory Berlin on 7 September.

The Bio & Beers format is for everyone: it usually starts with a 20 minutes presentation, followed by discussions while having beers. On occasion there are workshops, like the one led last night by Miri Alister:

This week we got our hands dirty with culturing bioluminescent bacteria (yep, that glows in the dark). The late evening is the best time to see this little organisms glowing. We learned how to create a medium in a Petri dish and culture the medium with the bacteria (Photobacterium!) and even take them home with us. In a week or two they should be glowing!

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