Tour: Wednesday, 27 June, 2018 @ 9:30am -

About the Company

“ is a makerspace and community biology lab in Montreal. They make scientific tools and knowledge available and accessible for as many people as possible.

Bricobio is a shared workshop/lab for doing biology. At our space we have…

  • Micro and molecular biology tools
  • Aquariums, incubators, fridge and freezer storage
  • sterile area (coming soon!)
  • 3D printing, electronics and other maker tools via Helios Makerspace

which you can use to...

  • Experiment with DNA testing and editing
  • Grow food, fungi, fabric, algae, or other materials
  • Learn about synthetic biology, cellular agriculture and other future technologies

Like other maker or hacker spaces, our main goal is to make tools and knowledge for doing biology available and accessible to a wider community and general public. Our core values include:

  • Openness
  • Accessibility
  • Transparency
  • Community-focus
  • Safety

We are also sometimes known as biohackers, Do-it-yourself Biology (DIYBio) or community biologists.”


EE staff member, Khiran O'Neill will help guide the tour. He will meet students at the school at 9am and will go to the site by Metro. Students are responsible for their own accommodation costs.

The tour itself will take place at 9:30 am on Wednesday the 27th of June. It will be conducted by Kevin Chen and Daniel Reyes, volunteers.

They will give the students a tour of the lab, and explain their own professional biology careers - Kevin as the CEO of a bioengineering company, and Daniel, as a biology PhD student and lecturer.

The lab tour and presentation will take just over one hour. Please arrive 5 minutes early.


LOCATION is located in the Helios Makerspace at 137 Rue Saint-Ferdinand, in room 223. It is in the Saint-Henri Neighbourhood, about a 20 minute drive from downtown, or a 24-minute trip by Metro and on foot.

They are expecting 13 students and one instructor.