Bio Summit 2018 Tours Sign-Up Sheet
For our friends who are arriving early, we will have tours on Thursday, October 25th.

Each of the sign-ups for the tours will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Please carefully read the descriptions under each tour as they contain important information. Each tour will have volunteers to help guide people to and from the lab locations.

Please contact Alex Herrera via email at alexherr@mit.edu with any questions.

Novartis CELL Lab
DESCRIPTION:
The Novartis CELL (Community Exploration & Learning Lab) located in Cambridge, MA offers middle and high school students an authentic biomedical laboratory experience through hands-on experimentation and minds-on problem solving. CELL staff work closely with local schools to develop programs that connect classroom learning to real-world biomedical research. Novartis scientist mentors and coaches are dedicated to inspiring students to be curious and imagine a future in science. The Novartis CELL opened in March of 2016 and offers different biomedical science experiences for students and adults.

In this 2-hour biomedical experience, participants will be challenged with creating a protein standard curve and using this standard curve to estimate the concentration of an unknown protein solution. You will be given the same information and instructions that high school students receive during similar CELL experiences. Participants will be tasked with providing feedback and strategies to help us improve this program to engage students successfully with the content.

Participants must pre-register for this activity. A signed Novartis release of claims and liability waiver must be presented upon arrival at the Media Lab. Closed toe shoes and covered legs (i.e.slacks, leggings, long skirts) are required.

For more information, visit: https://www.novartis.com/our-science/novartis-institutes-biomedical-research/community-exploration-learning-lab-cell

LOGISTICS:
12:15PM - Arrive at the MIT Media Lab (75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139)
1:00PM - Start tour at Novartis CELL Lab
3:00PM - Leave Novartis CELL Lab (Novartis, 22 Windsor Street, Cambridge, MA)

POINT OF CONTACT:
Russ Lyons
TEL: +1 617 871 3112

DIRECTIONS FROM MEDIA LAB:
If you arrive late and the tour group has already departed, please use these directions to get to the tour location!
goo.gl/sPSSrk

LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS ONLY

Sign-Up Here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v3MUujwx4sKUpkqC3NUeY5BXBS3VgZJrhMPeowX2K0Q/edit?usp=sharing

BosLab
DESCRIPTION:
"Our mission is to democratize biotechnology in our community.
BosLab’s mission is to democratize biotechnology for everyone, outside of academia and industry. We offer classes, educational workshops, and a laboratory to support community-driven research that is in the public interest. We advocate for scientific transparency through engaging all members of the community in scientific discussion in an inclusive, fun, safe, and innovative environment.

Join us for a special open house social!

Meet with the BosLab members and citizen scientists at our lab space to socialize!"

For more information, visit: https://www.boslab.org/

LOGISTICS:

6:00PM - Arrive at the MIT Media Lab (75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139)
6:30PM - Start tour at BosLab
8:30PM - Leave BosLab (339R Summer St · Somerville, MA)

POINT OF CONACT:
Angela Kaczmarczyk
akaczmarczyk@addgene.org

DIRECTIONS FROM MEDIA LAB:
If you arrive late and the tour group has already departed, please use these directions to get to the tour location!
https://goo.gl/scPDe8

LIMITED TO 40 PARTICIPANTS ONLY

Sign-Up Here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18mNNj28Ulklohw4EmTQRR3_S21O0gR_2ItdWDH-UuPM/edit?usp=sharing

iGEM Giant Jamboree
DESCRIPTION:
The iGEM Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of synthetic biology, education and competition, and the development of an open community and collaboration. This is done by fostering an open, cooperative community and friendly competition.

iGEM’s main program is the iGEM Competition. The iGEM competition gives students the opportunity to push the boundaries of synthetic biology by tackling everyday issues facing the world. Made up of primarily university students, multidisciplinary teams work together to design, build, test, and measure a system of their own design using interchangeable biological parts and standard molecular biology techniques. Every year nearly 6,000 people dedicate their summer to iGEM and then come together in the fall to present their work and compete at the annual Jamboree.

Anyone with a Bio Summit Participant Badge is welcome to visit the iGEM Giant Jamboree at anytime on Thursday, October 25th.

Additionally, there will be a special guided tour by one of the iGEM organizers.

Spaces are NOT limited.

For more information, visit: http://igem.org/Main_Page

LOGISTICS:
You are welcome to go to the iGEM Giant Jamboree at anytime throughout the day.

FOR THE TOUR:
1:00PM - Arrive at the MIT Media Lab (75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139)
1:30PM - Start tour at iGEM
3:00PM - Guided tour ends (at Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA)

POINT OF CONTACT:
Ricardo Chavez
TEL +52 (81) 1538 9206

DIRECTIONS FROM MEDIA LAB:
If you arrive late and the tour group has already departed, please use these directions to get to the tour location!
https://goo.gl/r7y1PP

Address: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
There are buses (1 BUS YELLOW LINE) that leave every 15 minutes (during the day) from 77 Mass Ave (on MIT campus) to the convention center.

Sign-Up for the Tour Here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SUndBOpwE9aN-JECOAZ7yQE8ytVE_ww1oTO9_14k3Qc/edit?usp=sharing

Ginkgo Ferment: Annual Meeting & Bioworks4 Opening Party
DESCRIPTION:
Please join us in Boston on October 25th for Ginkgo Ferment, Ginkgo Bioworks's inaugural annual meeting.

We'll have a great lineup of speakers, highlighting exponential improvement in organism engineering tools, the role of biosecurity in national defense, new applications for synbio, and even the chance to smell a flower that's been extinct for over 100 years!

You’ll hear from

- Tara O'Toole (Senior Fellow & Executive VP, In-Q-Tel; former Undersecretary of the Science & Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security)

- Andy Weber (Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center; Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense Programs)

- Christian Henry (Director, Pacific Biosciences; former Chief Commercial Officer, Illumina)

- Michael Egholm (Chief Technology Officer, Danaher Life Sciences)

- Emily Leproust (Co-founder & CEO, Twist Bioscience)

- Drew Endy (Silas H. Palmer Faculty Fellow, Stanford University)

- Mike Gorenstein (CEO, Cronos Group)

… to name a few! You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) Competition happening at the same time. Picture: 3,000+ students fired up about the GMOs they’ve built over the summer!

In the evening, we’re having a party! Join us in celebrating the opening of our new foundry Bioworks4 at Ginkgo’s HQ in the Boston Seaport. Tours, libations, dinosaurs, and more!

For more information, check out the following link! Please register if you are planning on going!

Spaces are NOT limited.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ginkgo-ferment-annual-meeting-bioworks4-opening-party-registration-48823710031

LOGISTICS:
You are welcome to go to the Ginkgo Ferment event at anytime throughout the day.
Address: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
There are buses (1 BUS YELLOW LINE) that leave every 15 minutes (during the day) from 77 Mass Ave (on MIT campus) to the convention center.

DIRECTIONS FROM MEDIA LAB:
If you arrive late and the tour group has already departed, please use these directions to get to the tour location!
https://goo.gl/r7y1PP

Wes' Permaculture Farm
DESCRIPTION:
Come check out a local permaculture farm! Activities include, but aren't limited to (depending on the timing), inoculating some shiitake mushroom logs and testing ciders from the last 3 years.

LOGISTICS:
2PM - Arrive at the MIT Media Lab (75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139)
3PM - Tour Start at Wes' Permaculture Farm
5:30PM - Leave Wes' Permaculture Farm (133 Western Ave, Sherborn, MA 01770)

POINT OF CONTACT:
Wes Wirth
617 640 2412

DIRECTIONS FROM MEDIA LAB:
If you arrive late and the tour group has already departed, please use these directions to get to the tour location!
https://goo.gl/VZ8Bkm (Please let us get you there!)

LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS ONLY

Sign-Up Here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w0KY9tgJDjBJ6U-jchGudl6uhqVquZGUrJhd6Ue0cwg/edit?usp=sharing

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