The first 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 coworking lab space and shared equipment to promote open-source collaboration among people with diverse knowledge and backgrounds.

Join BioBlaze

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

Contact BioBlaze

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

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

Classes At BioBlaze

BioBlaze hosts a revolving series of classes, workshops, and mentorship programs. All activities are held within the lab space, and anyone is welcome to participate. BioBlaze also offers private and semi-private workshops for personal, community, and corporate events. Feel free to contact us with questions, comments, and suggestions. Thanks!

For a full list of available classes, go to