Sunday 23, September 2018

Calendar

Sep
25
Tue
Find – Grow – See Microbiology Beginners Course @ ASCUS Lab
Sep 25 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Find – Grow – See Microbiology Beginners Course @ ASCUS Lab | Scotland | United Kingdom

Experience the world of microorganisms living around us or even on us, exploring various ways of isolating and growing these tiny things. ASCUS Lab is equipped with several incubators and houses a collection of different microorganisms available for you to work with. These include model organisms like E. coli and baker’s yeast to fungi and bacteria producing light, antibiotics or pigments. This course will take you through the brief history of microbiology and will cover every stage of microbiology experiments from growth medium preparation, sample collection and inoculation, incubation, and observation. Explore and gain understanding of how our world is inhabited and literally covered with microbes and how different organisms interact with each other and can be used in art, food production, and biotechnology.

You will try out and explore various samples from the world around you – from environmental samples to our body, to everyday objects, food, and anything else you might be interested in exploring. The course will cover the benefits of using various samples to observe a range of different microorganisms from both scientific and creative perspectives. All participants should bring along is a notebook to take notes as a range of different processes and protocols will be covered on the course. All other materials are provided.

Sep
27
Thu
Lab Open Sessions (Thursday) @ ASCUS Lab
Sep 27 @ 16:00 – 22:00
Lab Open Sessions (Thursday) @ ASCUS Lab | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Open Sessions

 
ASCUS Lab Open Sessions are times when our Lab is open to anyone (artists, scientists or the general public) interested in creative experimentation using the tools of science. Certain skills are necessary to access our Open Sessions and use of our lab equipment, but you can attain these by attending one of our skills workshops or training courses. Open Sessions are self-led and are designed to provide space for participants to put new or existing lab skills into action. During these Open Sessions you will have access to lab bench space and specialist equipment, technician advise will be available but one-to-one training is only available outside of Open Session times.

Price:
£5 (Concession* £4), FREE to visit
Audience:
Adult
Registration:
You can register or just drop in on the day
(£5/£4 access fee only applies if you want to use the equipment/facilities)
 
*Concessions are for: full time students; unemployed persons, senior citizens, and disabled persons. If you have booked as a concession you must provide proof of status on arrival.

Check out our Open Sessions webpage for more details

Sep
29
Sat
Lab Open Sessions (Saturday) @ ASCUS Lab
Sep 29 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Lab Open Sessions (Saturday) @ ASCUS Lab | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Open Sessions

 
ASCUS Lab Open Sessions are times when our Lab is open to anyone (artists, scientists or the general public) interested in creative experimentation using the tools of science. Certain skills are necessary to access our Open Sessions and use of our lab equipment, but you can attain these by attending one of our skills workshops or training courses. Open Sessions are self-led and are designed to provide space for participants to put new or existing lab skills into action. During these Open Sessions you will have access to lab bench space and specialist equipment, technician advise will be available but one-to-one training is only available outside of Open Session times.

Price:
£5 (Concession* £4), FREE to visit
Audience:
Adult
Registration:
You can register or just drop in on the day
(£5/£4 access fee only applies if you want to use the equipment/facilities)
 
*Concessions are for: full time students; unemployed persons, senior citizens, and disabled persons. If you have booked as a concession you must provide proof of status on arrival.

Check out our Open Sessions webpage for more details

Oct
2
Tue
Find – Grow – See Microbiology Beginners Course @ ASCUS Lab
Oct 2 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Find – Grow – See Microbiology Beginners Course @ ASCUS Lab | Scotland | United Kingdom

Experience the world of microorganisms living around us or even on us, exploring various ways of isolating and growing these tiny things. ASCUS Lab is equipped with several incubators and houses a collection of different microorganisms available for you to work with. These include model organisms like E. coli and baker’s yeast to fungi and bacteria producing light, antibiotics or pigments. This course will take you through the brief history of microbiology and will cover every stage of microbiology experiments from growth medium preparation, sample collection and inoculation, incubation, and observation. Explore and gain understanding of how our world is inhabited and literally covered with microbes and how different organisms interact with each other and can be used in art, food production, and biotechnology.

You will try out and explore various samples from the world around you – from environmental samples to our body, to everyday objects, food, and anything else you might be interested in exploring. The course will cover the benefits of using various samples to observe a range of different microorganisms from both scientific and creative perspectives. All participants should bring along is a notebook to take notes as a range of different processes and protocols will be covered on the course. All other materials are provided.

Oct
4
Thu
Lab Open Sessions (Thursday) @ ASCUS Lab
Oct 4 @ 16:00 – 22:00
Lab Open Sessions (Thursday) @ ASCUS Lab | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Open Sessions

 
ASCUS Lab Open Sessions are times when our Lab is open to anyone (artists, scientists or the general public) interested in creative experimentation using the tools of science. Certain skills are necessary to access our Open Sessions and use of our lab equipment, but you can attain these by attending one of our skills workshops or training courses. Open Sessions are self-led and are designed to provide space for participants to put new or existing lab skills into action. During these Open Sessions you will have access to lab bench space and specialist equipment, technician advise will be available but one-to-one training is only available outside of Open Session times.

Price:
£5 (Concession* £4), FREE to visit
Audience:
Adult
Registration:
You can register or just drop in on the day
(£5/£4 access fee only applies if you want to use the equipment/facilities)
 
*Concessions are for: full time students; unemployed persons, senior citizens, and disabled persons. If you have booked as a concession you must provide proof of status on arrival.

Check out our Open Sessions webpage for more details

ASCUS Lab Monthly Volunteer Meeting @ ASCUS Lab
Oct 4 @ 18:00 – 19:00
ASCUS Lab Monthly Volunteer Meeting @ ASCUS Lab | Scotland | United Kingdom

ASCUS Lab Volunteer Meeting

Want to get involved in volunteering in ASCUS Lab to explore the possibilites of art and science in the context of a real working wet-lab? Then come along to our next volunteer meeting to meet the ASCUS Team and to find out what it’s all about…

Volunteering with ASCUS Lab is open to scientists and artists or creative practicioners interested in getting involved in lab based projects! This is an opportunity to meet the other volunteers, to see what’s been happening and find out about what’s coming up in the new year in ASCUS Lab. Check out our website for more information…

How to get involved

If you are interested in getting involved in our ASCUS Lab Volunteer Programme then join our next volunteer meeting to find our more about what the ASCUS Lab is all about and what you can expect from volunteering with us.

Register here for our next volunteer meeting:

Oct
6
Sat
Lab Open Sessions (Saturday) @ ASCUS Lab
Oct 6 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Lab Open Sessions (Saturday) @ ASCUS Lab | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Open Sessions

 
ASCUS Lab Open Sessions are times when our Lab is open to anyone (artists, scientists or the general public) interested in creative experimentation using the tools of science. Certain skills are necessary to access our Open Sessions and use of our lab equipment, but you can attain these by attending one of our skills workshops or training courses. Open Sessions are self-led and are designed to provide space for participants to put new or existing lab skills into action. During these Open Sessions you will have access to lab bench space and specialist equipment, technician advise will be available but one-to-one training is only available outside of Open Session times.

Price:
£5 (Concession* £4), FREE to visit
Audience:
Adult
Registration:
You can register or just drop in on the day
(£5/£4 access fee only applies if you want to use the equipment/facilities)
 
*Concessions are for: full time students; unemployed persons, senior citizens, and disabled persons. If you have booked as a concession you must provide proof of status on arrival.

Check out our Open Sessions webpage for more details

Microscopy Lab Induction @ ASCUS Lab
Oct 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Microscopy Induction

Are you interested in accessing our ASCUS Lab Open Sessions to work with microscopes? Never worked in a lab before? Then join us for our microscopy lab induction where you will receive an induction to safe working in ASCUS Lab followed by an introduction to our suite of microscopes getting you set up with all the information you need to access our Open Sessions to do your own independent microscopy in a supported and supervised environment. (Ticket fee includes access to Open Session on the day)

Read more about what is covered HERE

Price:
£10 (Concession* £8)
Audience:
Adult
Booking:
Recommended but not essential
(spaces are limited so do book to avoid disappointment) Eventbrite - Microscopy Lab Induction
 
*Concessions are for: full time students; unemployed persons, senior citizens, and disabled persons. If you have booked as a concession you must provide proof of status on arrival.

ASCUS Lab Open Sessions

These are times when our lab is open to anyone interested in creative experimentation using the tools of science. They are designed to provide access to bench space & specialist equipment with support from our lab technician so you can put your new/existing lab skills into action.

Microbiology Lab Induction @ ASCUS Lab
Oct 6 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Microbiology Induction

Are you intersted in accessing our ASCUS Lab Open Sessions to work with microscopes? Never worked in a lab before? Then join us for our microscopy lab induction where you will receive an induction to safe working in ASCUS Lab followed by an introduction to our suite of microscopes getting you set up with all the information you need to access our Open Sessions to do your own independent microcopy in a supported and supervised environment. (Ticket fee includes access to Open Session on the day)

Read more about what is covered HERE

Price:
£10 (Concession* £8)
Audience:
Adult
Booking:
Recommended but not essential
(spaces are limited so do book to avoid disappointment) Eventbrite - Microbiology Lab Induction
 
*Concessions are for: full time students; unemployed persons, senior citizens, and disabled persons. If you have booked as a concession you must provide proof of status on arrival.

ASCUS Lab Open Sessions

These are times when our lab is open to anyone interested in creative experimentation using the tools of science. They are designed to provide access to bench space & specialist equipment with support from our lab technician so you can put your new/existing lab skills into action.

Oct
9
Tue
Find – Grow – See Microbiology Beginners Course @ ASCUS Lab
Oct 9 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Find – Grow – See Microbiology Beginners Course @ ASCUS Lab | Scotland | United Kingdom

Experience the world of microorganisms living around us or even on us, exploring various ways of isolating and growing these tiny things. ASCUS Lab is equipped with several incubators and houses a collection of different microorganisms available for you to work with. These include model organisms like E. coli and baker’s yeast to fungi and bacteria producing light, antibiotics or pigments. This course will take you through the brief history of microbiology and will cover every stage of microbiology experiments from growth medium preparation, sample collection and inoculation, incubation, and observation. Explore and gain understanding of how our world is inhabited and literally covered with microbes and how different organisms interact with each other and can be used in art, food production, and biotechnology.

You will try out and explore various samples from the world around you – from environmental samples to our body, to everyday objects, food, and anything else you might be interested in exploring. The course will cover the benefits of using various samples to observe a range of different microorganisms from both scientific and creative perspectives. All participants should bring along is a notebook to take notes as a range of different processes and protocols will be covered on the course. All other materials are provided.