Seeking an unusual team-building experience? Eager for your staff to get their hands on some of the latest science? Curious to try something new and get creative?

Genspace offers a variety of workshops for companies seeking unique offsite experiences. Each workshop includes hands-on activities in our fully outfitted molecular biology lab, as well as cutting-edge course content that will engage your team in exercises and conversation around some of the most pressing questions of our time. Contact us at for our current workshop menu and pricing.


Past workshops with SYPartners, Artsy, and Cooper Hewitt.


Examples of past workshops:


Biohacker Basics

An abbreviated version of a Genspace classic: the Biohacker Boot Camp. You will learn fundamental techniques for genetic engineering, including gel electrophoresis and the use of restriction enzymes for manipulating DNA. You will engineer E. coli bacteria to glow by loading a new genetic program into them.


Genome Editing with CRISPR-cas9

Typically a 16-hour course, your team will get a taste for genome editing in this mini version. CRISPR-Cas9 has been touted as a game changer in DNA science. You’ll learn the fundamentals of the new technology, its applications in bioengineering and how to do it yourself. We’ll close by addressing the hype, the reality, and the implications of this technology for our future.


Intro to Bioplastics

Bioplastics are plastics made from renewable biomass sources. In this workshop, we will discuss the history, challenges, and future of plastic, and we will experiment with a variety of DIY bioplastic recipes. You will learn about the criteria people in industry use to measure the health and toxicity of their products, the processes used in the material sciences, and ways to get started in your own kitchen. Each student will go home with their own plastic item that will easily biodegrade.


Bacterial Painting

Microbes are the cornerstone of the biotechnology revolution, but can you also consider them beautiful? In this workshop, you'll learn how microbes can be engineered to produce eye-pleasing images and novel materials and we will highlight the wonders of the microbial world. Genspace will provide colorful or fluorescent microbes that you can paint on your own agar 'canvas'!