DIYBio BCN at Novum 2015
Diy Bio BCN and WAAG were invited to participate at Novum 2015 and we decided to join efforts and make one stand together.
Barcelona county is constantly organising activities for society and science divulgation. They decided to include WAAG society and DIY BIO BCN to make a pop-up lab. Pieter Van Boheemen came from WAAG and the whole crew of DBB supported him. We brought equipment built during the BH Academy and some students were showing their work as well. Quick experiments were organized to be carried out by the visitors:
1. Yeast Balloons. Balloons were filled with CO2 produced by fermenting yeasts and then given to the kids.
2. Chloroplasts chromatography. To spot DNA in spinach cells and perform Chlorophyll spectroscopy in order to check the health of plants. Could we make chromatography in paper?
3. DNA Jewelry. DNA was extracted using an open protocol and materials found in any local supermarket. DNA was then saved to small eppendorfs and given away to visitors.
4. Cellulose Kombucha. A culture of Kombucha was shown to visitors. They were able to try the drinkable juice made out of it.
Some of the pictures from our own gallery.