Welcome to Biotown


Our story


BioTown, currently located at ArtEngine, is Ottawa’s community lab! Do-It-Yourself Biology is an international movement aimed at leveraging the ever-decreasing barrier of entry into scientific research to bring advanced tools and knowledge to every possible member of the public.


Come see what we’re up to in the nation’s capital!





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Simon Monis


Carl Farah


Christine Beaudoin


John Girgis


Vipal Jain

Get involved! 



What would you do if you had access to a lab? Tell us! 



Join us for workshops, seminars and courses as we delve into the magic that is biology. 




BioTown is always looking for motivated volunteers who have a passion for science and want to spread it! 


Send requests to volunteer@biotown.ca

Have questions? Get in touch.

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