Making Microbiology Great

Hi everyone,

I have heard that people who want to start learning microbiology, often get discouraged by the tools and materials that they need to acquire in order to get started. What if you could subscribe to a monthly box, which will contain a lecture on a specific topic as well as an experiment explaining the subject matter. The box would also contain all the necessary reagents, safety gear, and lab equipment as well as a video explaining how to conduct the experiment. Do you guys think that this might solve the issue for people? Would you be interested in this yourself?

Happy to hear your thoughts on this!

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Yes, I am interested and would also propagate those type of knowledge transfer in the Microbiology.

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sounds like a nice idea.
many of us have done the getting smelly seafood to fluoresce. BAsially, take a squid and put it in ASW (artificail sea water) so the kit could have, a container, some sea salt, and a set of instructions and gentle warnings.

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Cool and practical idea. Personally I’m a bit uncomfortable with monthly subscriptions, I would prefer a different model. It could be like that you launch the topic of the kit or a calendar of the topics, and open the orders following the calendar for a limited amounts of days, and after receiving the orders you prepare and ship. I wouldn’t mind to wait a bit to receive it.

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That’s exactly what we have been thinking about. Although the experiments we’ve come up with so far are mainly focused on bacteria. We were thinking about something in lines of the following: the first lecture would be as simple as cultivating common bacteria which everyone can find in his apartment and then the next one would throw bioluminescence into the mix. We thought to start small, but then gradually move to more complex topics such as DNA and Gene-editing.

Thank you for the suggestion. I was thinking about alternative ways to make this work as well, since I’m not a big fan of subscriptions either… Although, most experiments me and my friends came up with so far require equipment that’s quite expensive. In order to make it work we’d have to split those costs in several months. However, we were thinking of also offering the possibility to purchase the experiments separately (including the reagents, but excluding the lab equipment).

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