Team:Vilnius-Lithuania/Public Engagement

Public Engagement

Teaching to Learn

With the intention to prove to the lay public that everyone has potential to become a scientist and that research does not necessarily require an advanced laboratory, we organized a unique and public “DIY-science” workshop. To make science more approachable, we performed PCR and gel electrophoresis exceptionally with homemade laboratory equipment. People were impressed that such a complicated-looking investigation could be done with virtually simple implementation. During the workshop many questions led to discussions about the limitations of DIY biology, biohacking, and homemade laboratories as well.