The first 501(c)(3) nonprofit community bio lab for DIYBio
and citizen science in the Chicagoland area.

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About BioBlaze

BioBlaze provides STEM K-12 outreach, biotech workshops for adults, ongoing global and local community projects, and a space for grassroots innovation in science for people to work on their own projects. At BioBlaze, we strive to democratize science by providing a co-working lab space and shared equipment to promote open-source collaboration among people with diverse knowledge and backgrounds.

Join BioBlaze

While we encourage non-members to take part in events, classes, and projects at BioBlaze, we also encourage those who plan to spend a significant amount of time at the lab to become members of our community.

BioBlaze offers FREE membership to anyone with an interest in DIYBio and citizen science. Yes, you read that correctly. Membership is completely free. All skill levels are welcome (those with no experience are especially encouraged).

Membership includes 24/7 access to lab space, full use of equipment, lab supplies, personal storage space, and training. If you are interested in becoming a member, send a message to [email protected], or drop by the lab during staff hours.

Contact BioBlaze

BioBlaze Community Bio Lab
182 W Melrose Ave #3
South Elgin, IL 60177

Feel free to shoot us an email at [email protected], call or text (312) 983-2461, or join the conversation over facebook, slack, and meetup!