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.
BosLab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Hours of operation:
Our lab is open most of the time during work hours. However, the presence of someone in the space is not guaranteed so please check the calendar to see the event schedule and ensure that someone can let you in before coming.
Meetup events and monthly Open House (1st Wednesdays):
Our space is open to the public during our scheduled events on www.meetup.com/boslab. We also hold an open house on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:30pm
Visiting BosLab outside of meetup events:
If you are interested in visiting BosLab outside of our meetup events, please email us at to schedule a time to visit.
Currently, the lab offers the following equipment:
37C shaker incubator
PCR and PCR master mix
qPCR and qPCR master mix
An assortment of pipettes and pipette tips
Gloves, Petri dishes, plastic tubes, culture tubes
LB agar, LB broth, agar, etc
Mini and maxi preps
We are constantly acquiring new equipment and extending the lab. If you don’t see something on the list then there is a chance that we either already acquired it and forgot to put it on the list or that we are about to get it.
The team :
Our story :
BosLab, is a non-profit dedicated to allow citizens to do real science. We are historically one of the first community labs on the planet, previously known as Bosslab. In an area where you can find more biotech companies than anywhere else in the world, it makes quite a lot of sense. And with MIT and Harvard communities around us, we share the very best and up to date science with the people.
The new name, simple and clean, enables the new team to show its commitment to this awesome project: sharing cutting edge science, in a simple way, in a good environment, so that anybody can understand our current world!
BosLab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Our laboratory is located in Cambridge. We share the space with New England Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
From software engineers to microbiologists, people with very different backgrounds meet, interact, and build awesome projects around biology.
All are here to either share their knowledge, especially our MIT and Harvard PhDs, or because they want to do synthetic biology, to belong to a community of people who are passioned about learning science and one day hacking life.
Biosafety & Bioethics
"Harmless organisms, harmless genes, entirely transparent and open source"
We strongly believe that in order to understand our transforming world, you need to get hands on the newest DNA technologies. To understand what GMO means, you need to genetically modify living organisms. DIYbiology is about bringing everyone in the debate of bioethics.