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Lab for talents
We created this lab for talents – its the place where you can finally work on your medtech, bio or chemical idea and turn it into a product. Join for our open hours every MONDAY from 2 to 7pm. Collect a free course voucher there and then register for our courses on the Makerspace frontdesk. As we know, every team has different needs please send us an email and let’s get things started!
Lab for corporate inventors
Merge your best employees with TUM’s best makers, designers, hackers and experts to reinvent your company! With the WALDNER crew on the left, we built the entire lab in 6 days and invented 6 new products for WALDNER. Contact us to become a lab partner or find out how we can help you and our community to innovate your company or products.
Tech Challenge // The Bio-Tournament
Challenge 1: Hacking Antibiotic Resistance: more than 700 000 people die every year from antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens. Use our lab automation and synthetic biology toolset to prototype tomorrows clinical processes to solve the antibiotic crisis with personalisable therapy and clinical hygiene concepts.
Challenge 2: Bio-Playstation: Hack evolution and outsmart your opponent bacterial cultures. Form a team, build your own lab-on-a-chip technology and apply your setup in a real-time biological competition against other teams.
The lastest projects that where built in the Bio.Kitchen
Worms in Progress
This cradle to cradle model closes the gap in the recycling process of plastics. These worms actually eat plastics and decompese it with their enzymes into the raw material used for new PET bottles.
Why do you need to use an entire lab bench as a laminar flow hood? Instead you can move MobilSteril to your bench where you need to have a controlled,and lamiar flow of sterile air to keep your samples safe!
A self watering system with health monitoring for your home plants - never care about your plants again!
WHATS IN THE LAB?
Sartorius Picus NxT Electronic Pipette
Enjoy your work with the Picus®! Its highly sophisticated and completely ergonomic design will reduce your risk of repetitive strain injury (RSI). Fully electronic operation ensures the maximum accuracy and repeatability of your results.
MinION DNA Sequencer
With this device, you can read DNA MinION is the only portable real-time device for DNA and RNA sequencing. Each consumable flow cell can now generate 10–30 Gb of DNA sequence data. Ultra-long read lengths are possible (hundreds of kb) as you can choose your fragment length.
Opentron - One S
The OT-One S Standard is revolutionizing affordable lab automation and redefining the basics of liquid handling robots. It is as simple as a pipetting robot can get. It uses a standard single-channel pipette so you don't have to. You can leave it alone pipetting for hours -- no more need for sore thumbs and pipetting errors.
OpenDrop is a development part of a bigger ecosystem around digital biology with the aim of making personal lab-automation accessible to more people. Being a community project grown out of the hackteria.org network and the DIYBio movement we are building on trustful co-operation with all people interested in the project.
More Features & Functions
Machines & Equipment
Digital Lab & Startups
OpenThron Pipetting Robot
MinION DNA Sequencer
Chemical fume hood
Refrigerators, -20 °C freezers
Micropipettors and tabletop centrifuges
DNA gel electrophoresis equipment
Incubators for microbiology
Cell Free Systems
Sartorius ultrapure water
Assorted buffers and common reagents
Flucis Sample and Item management
For email, it's
Lab Lead & Biohacker
Biotechnology Lab Assistant
Dr. Dominik Böhler
Head of Entrepreneurship & Tech Edu
Most frequent questions and answers
I am a life science expert, what can I do in your lab?
I am a life science beginner, what can I do in your lab?
Expert users can execute their free project work without supervision. You need to form teams of two people to access to facility unsupervised. Experts can apply by submitting their documents about a degree in Life Sciences (B.Sc. or higher) or apply as Biotechnical Assistant technician. The use of the facility is for free but in return 10h/month of supervision work for community users is mandatory.
Just come by at the lab! We are open during the semester lecture times to visitors every week on Monday and Wednesday from 2 to 7 PM. Bring your life science project or tech, share your idea and start your project. No preparation needed, just come over.
How do I get free Makerspace Access as a student?
How can i get to started in the Bio.kitchen?
When you join the Bio.Kitchen as a student, pupil or PHD you will be part of the Makerspace scholarship for an entire semester. That means free access and one A/B course voucher. All you need to do after signup is show up at the Makerspace Frontdesk and claim your voucher. After the first semester, any additional semester costs only 30 €.
You need to take a bio-safety introduction course before you can launch your projects. You will learn what the lab has to offer and how to handle it safely and what rules o follow. Book a 2h course on our Eventbrite page for free.
What does working in the Bio.kitchen cost?
How is your lab regulated?
Users can follow their own projects in the lab free of charge. Experts and professional users are asked to tutor unexperienced lab users for 10h/ month in exchange for the infrastructure usage. Before their project drafts have to be submitted to and approved by the lab lead for a biosafety and chemical safety and legality check. You can request free consumables and reagents on a case base from us.
The Bio.Kitchen is a safety level 1 (Risikostufe 1) lab for non pathogenic microorganismens. We have chemical safety cabinets and encourage electrical and engineering projects within Medtech and Life Science to work here. We do not have a GMO license and thus cannot have any modified cells nor can we modify any organisms in the lab. Cell free Expression Systems are a viable alternative though. Contact the lab lead for specific questions.
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