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This week marks the inauguration of the Coalesce laboratory. The Coalesce Laboratory is a major facet of GEM, UB’s Community of Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome. Housed in Hochstetter Hall, the Coalesce Laboratory provides a dedicated studio laboratory for biological art and emerging practices in the arts, as well as interdisciplinary coursework, residencies, workshops and exhibitions.

To celebrate its opening, GEM and Coalesce are hosting a workshop this Wednesday, 3/23 through Friday 3/25. This workshop, offered by Zbigniew Oksiuta, an artist and architect working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, explores the possibility of designing biological structures and is focused upon membranes, self-organization and gravitation.

In addition to an invitation to participate in the workshop, Coalesce is also extending to you an invitation to attend two public receptions that bookend the workshop.  These events are on Wednesday 3/23  and Friday 3/25 at 4:00pm – 6:00pm in Hochstetter Hall, rooms 308, 359, 363. These receptions will provide opportunities to learning more about GEM and Coalesce, and how the Coalesce laboratory will be part of UB’s scientific outreach to the community, at UB and beyond. Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 12.19.23 PM