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Exhibitions

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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Beyond Resistance

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Beyond Resistance is a network established by anthropologist Iona Walker from the Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology (EdCMA) to explore Anti Microbial Resistance through the social sciences, art and science in association with Atelier and Edinburgh Infectious Diseases (EID) and in collaboration with ASCUS Art & Science. To launch the Beyond Resistance Network, ASCUS Lab will be hosting a workshop …

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My Beating Heart: Featured Open Session

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For our ASCUS Lab Open Session on Saturday the 21st of July we are delighted to announce that we will be joined by cardiovascular science PhD researchers Benjamin Thomas, Holly Woodward, Finnius Bruton and Tanguy Blehaut, who will spend the afternoon with us exploring how we experience our own heart beat through live and interactive demos while chatting about how …

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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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Beyond the Naked Eye | Oct-Nov 2018

Beyond the Naked Eye Beginners Microscopy Course 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Wednesdays, 31st Oct – 28th Nov 2018 Experience new ways of creating striking images by venturing into the unseen world of microscopy, exploring different samples and staining techniques through the medium of light. ASCUS Lab is equipped with a wide range of microscopes that have a variety of microscopy techniques, …

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Find – Grow – See | Sept-Oct 2018

Find – Grow – See Microbiology Beginners Course 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Tuesdays, 25th Sept – 23rd Oct 2018 Experience the world of microorganisms living around us or even on us, exploring various ways of creating the right environment for these tiny things. ASCUS Lab is equipped with several incubators and houses a collection of different microorganisms available for you to …

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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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Featured Open Session – with Guest Physics Researcher Dr Anne Pawsey

The physical characteristics of paints, inks and clays influence how they can be used to produce art. How they are deposited wet, transferred from surface to surface and how they dry. Dr Anne Pawsey of the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership at the University of Edinburgh is studying these materials and would like to invite artists or anyone who uses clays, …

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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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