Date(s) - January 20, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
NOTE: Due to freezing temperatures, three of the four bacteria strains did not survive their trip to Ohio. We will be rescheduling this workshop for a later date in the spring – stay tuned!]
Art and microbiology come together in this fun, unique hands-on workshop, held in partnership with Cap City Biohackers. Participants will use engineered color-producing microbes to create splashes of color on a ‘living’ work of art. They will learn about 4 pigmented bacteria, Micrococcus luteus(yellow), Rhodococcus rhodochrous (pink), Sarcina aurantiaca(orange-yellow), and Serratia marcescens D1 (red) and will have the opportunity to “draw” with them in a petri dish. This workshop is suitable for both kids aged 7+ and adults.
About the Instructors
Dr. Jessica Fleming, co-founder of Cap City Biohackers, is a postdoctoral researcher with the Ohio State University Medical Center, where she earned her doctorate in Molecular Genetics. She is currently focused on identifying prognostic and predictive molecular biomarkers in CNS tumors.
Dr. David Taffany, co-founder of Cap City Biohackers, is a project manager for Fuse Health. He received his doctorate in Molecular Genetics from the Ohio State University.