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Exhibitions

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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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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The Festival of Creative Learning 2018 ASCUS Wrap Up

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The Festival of Creative Learning (FCL) is a year-long festival focusing on creative learning and innovation at The University of Edinburgh (UoE), culminating in a curated programme of events every February. We had the opportunity to open up the doors of ASCUS Lab again for this year’s FCL week where we had a variety of events and activities based on …

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ASCUS at the 2018 Science Festival

30th March – 15th April Synthetica Launch Special Event: 7pm-9pm, Fri 30th March In partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival we would like to announce this year’s programme and with that, invite you to explore with us this year what it means to be alive through art and science! Over the last few years we have been working with …

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Synthetica | 2018 Science Festival

Synthetica Launch Special Event: 7pm-9pm, Fri 30th March In partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival we would like to announce this year’s programme! Over the last few years we have been working with the Edinburgh International Science Festival and Summerhall to bring you a dynamic visual arts programme in addition to two weeks of jam packed hands-on art-science activities …

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