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Lab Workshops

Resist? or Coexist? An Exploration of Antimicrobial Resistance

For World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019, we will explore the issue of our times, Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR) through discussion, creativity and meeting ASCUS Lab’s own collection of microbes. Workshop Details The Workshop In ASCUS Lab, led by medical anthropologist Iona Walker of the BEYOND RESISTANCE Network, we will encourage imaginative and creative thinking around AMR and our relationship with …

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Natural / Synthetic / Emergent: Crystallography Workshop

Wednesday 8th May, 10am to 12.30pm, ASCUS Lab In association with RAFT, a tech-art research network based in Edinburgh College of Art, ASCUS Art & Science are hosting a fascinating crystallography workshop in ASCUS Lab next week. Students from the University of Edinburgh will create microscopic crystalline compositions and gain insight into the natural and synthetic crystals that exist all …

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ASCUS Art & Science at Edinburgh Science Festival 2019

Our inspiring partnership with Summerhall Visual Arts and the newly rebranded, Edinburgh Science Festival has produced a brilliant offer this year. We have a fascinating exhibition and programme of events and workshops in store. This year’s festival is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings and the theme Frontiers, exploring the boundaries of knowledge and the spirit of …

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ASCUS Art & Science at the Festival of Creative Learning 2019

The Festival of Creative Learning 2019 is a year-long festival run by The University of Edinburgh. It focuses on creative learning and innovation and culminates in a curated programme of events every February. We are delighted to open up the doors of ASCUS Lab again for this year’s FCL week long programme of curated events and activities taking place Monday …

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Staining the Brain

Are you a researcher interested in sharing your research with non-scientists? Are you a PhD, post-doc or PI that’s never done public engagement before or are you wanting to get more experience sharing and reframing your research to new and different audiences? At ASCUS we have 10 years of experience working with artists and scientists at different stages of their …

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Science Challenge – Can you solve it?

Science Challenge – Can you solve it? 16:00-19:00, Saturday 14th July 2018 Come and join us in the ASCUS Lab for Science Challenge – Can you solve it?, a hands-on workshop developed by Mareike Wallrabe, a German chemistry student and ASCUS Lab intern. How do you balance a bunch of screws on the head of another screw? Can you extinguish …

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Physical Chemistry: The Interplay of Light and Energy

Image credit: Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen Physical Chemistry: The Interplay of Light and Energy 16:00-19:00, Saturday 23rd June 2018 Come and join us in the ASCUS Lab for Physical Chemistry: The Interplay of Light and Energy, a hands-on workshop developed by Mareike Wallrabe, a German chemistry student and ASCUS Lab intern. What happens to an object that …

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Complex Fluids: Pigments and Paints Workshop

Complex Fluids: Pigments and Paints Workshop 18:00-21:00, Monday 21st May 2018 On Monday 21st May later this month we are delighted to welcome Dr Anne Pawsey of the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership at the University of Edinburgh, to ASCUS Lab to explore with us the flow, transfer, drying and transformation of paints and pigments. From the brush strokes of the …

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Xeno-Genes Workshop at ArcInTex 2018

Xeno-Genes Workshop at ArcInTex 2018 13:00-16:00, Saturday 10th April 2018 As part of this year’s ArcInTex event, ECA PhD students Patricia Wu Wu and Asad Khan will be organising a workshop on “Xeno-Genes”. The workshop will involve a hands on experimentation at ASCUS Lab where participants will dive into the weird and wonderful world of non-human ecologies. We will explore …

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The Art of Tissue Engineering

At ASCUS we are delighted to welcome renowned bio artist Oron Catts from SymbioticA, the first research laboratory of its kind enabling artists and researchers to engage in wet biology practices, to ASCUS Lab this month! Image credit: semi-living steak by Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, 2003 The Art of Tissue Engineering 5:00-9:00pm, Thursday 22nd Mar 2018 The idea of …

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