New class – earn credits in neurophysiology

** NOTE: This class is in the process of being rescheduled for a later date, and will not take place on Dec. 13th, 2015 as originally posted. 
Calling all aspiring neurophysiologists  – HiveBio is offering a unique, brand new workshop with opportunities to earn credit from the American Council on Education (ACE). This all-day workshop is targeted to intraoperative monitoring professionals as full participants for 6.25 hours of approved ACE credits in neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring. Through lectures, brain dissections, and hands-on techniques in brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs), attendees will learn the essence of advanced surgical procedures and neurophysiology. Full participants working towards accreditation will receive a tuning fork for clinical examination, sheep brain for dissection, and tubing for BAEP testing. Additional attendees may observe the workshop. All participants will be provided with a small breakfast and lunch, included in the workshop fee.

Come join HiveBio and otolaryngologist, Daniel M Zeitler, MD, (Virginia Mason Hospital) and Kenneth A Klettke, CNIM, Specialty Care as they develop your understanding of auditory systems, neurophysiology, and surgical techniques.

Full participants limited to 8, public observers limited to 4.

Discussion group: Extra-terrestrial life in our solar system?

As Thanksgiving approaches, we might be feeling especially thankful for the rarity of life and our beautiful planet.  But is life on our planet really that unique? Could extant extra-terrestrial life be as close as Europa or Enceladus – or even Mars?

Join us as we discuss the possibility of extraterrestrial life in our Solar System, focusing on Mars and the icy moons Europa and Enceladus. Led by UW Astrobiology grad student Max Showalter, we’ll discuss how to find life in our solar system, where to look, and what it would mean for our lives here on Earth. The hunt for extra-terrestrial life begins at Ada’s Technical Books (425 E 15th Str) Wednesday, Nov 25th at 730 PM.

Cockroach legs and the world of smells: our next upcoming courses

Instead of letting the Seattle rain get on your nerves, turn a rainy day into a great way to learn about how nerves work!

This December 5th, we’ll be offering an exciting, hands-on course about brains, muscles, and nerves that will get you thinking about how your mind interacts with your matter. We’ll look at the science of reflexes by knocking your patellar tendon, see how cockroach legs twitch, and learn about how nerve concentration affects your interpretation of the world. This course, led by UW scientist Kaelan Yu, is perfect for any young or old minds interested in animals, biology, or just how the world works! Learn more by visiting our class page.

Register for “Brains, muscles, and nerves: The neuromuscular system” by clicking here.

In addition to the neuromuscular system, we’ve posted a date for the second running of our very popular course “Memories, molecules, and medicines: An exploration of fragrances & essential oils.” Our upcoming November offering of this course has already sold out, so we’ll be giving another chance to dive into the nose on January 16th, 2016. Learn more on our class page.

Register for the class by clicking here!

New Classes Added!

Hey Seattle! It’s starting to get spooky around town with Halloween spirit, but the scariest thing to us is that you haven’t signed up for our fun Fall Classes yet! Yes, you!

So here’s your halloween reminder – we have a great line up of courses this autumn that’ll get your hands wet with BRAINZ, let you make some slimy, gooey Elephant Toothpaste, and, most frightening of all, pull you away from texted to put your smartphone to useseeing the microscopic world!

We’ve even added a new class that will allow you to explore the world of fragrance – how we sense it, how it’s made, and what it means.

We’re still excited to see you at our upcoming Fall Classes – don’t forget to sign up here!


Come join us at a heady discussion of Neurobiology 101!

This week, HiveBio Discussion Group is tackling neurophysiology with a focus on brains. Our brief overview and discussion of how much, on how little, we know of our brain will  include functional divisions, neurochemistry, and the structure of neurons. 

If you’re ready to get into your own head, stop by Ada’s Technical Books ( 425 15th Avenue) this Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:30 PM.

Please leave all hungry zombies at home.

All good dinos come in twos: bioinformatics discussion and class

Bio Discussion Group – How to Build a Dinosaur
August 26th, 7:30pm – 9pm

Presented by Blake Allen, Bioinformatics expert
Location: Ada’s Technical Books, 425 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Free Discussion Group

The “How to Create a Dinosaur” Class will be a free intro to bioinformatics module wherein students will learn why the science of Jurassic Park is a myth and how one could create a dinosaur using bioinformatics, genetics and various existing biological techniques. In this discussion group we will explore the genomic science behind how a dinosaur could be genetically engineered.

In this discussion we will explore why one would want to create a dinosaur, what dinosaurs could be created,  and existing biological techniques. In addition,  we’ll discuss ethical implications of creating dinosaurs: Are dinosaurs are sentient, what are the moral implications bringing back extinct creatures?

Check out the Meetup here!

This free informational session at Ada’s is also a precursor to our dinosaur workshop on September 5th, wherein you’ll have the opportunity to get signed up for the class where we will actually “design a dinosaur” using bioinformatics, programming and 3d modeling.

Learn more about this class at our class registration page, or  sign up here!



Upcoming class: Elephant Toothpaste


Got a budding chemist at home? Have an interest in exciting, reactive chemistry? HivebBio has a new class to satisfy your curious mind!

Scott Canaga and Jeremy Heckt will be leading a fun and interactive lab demo, Elephant Toothpaste, which utilizes some common ingredients to produce a steaming foam in a dramatic chemical reaction. Sure to be fun for young or experience scientists alike, the course with take place on August 22nd at 2PM and costs $25 for materials.

 Sign up here for our Elephant Toothpaste class on Saturday, Aug 22nd, 2PM.

Elephant Toothpaste

Bio Discussion Group at Ada’s Technical Books, 8/5/15

Join us at Ada’s Technical Books tomorrow August 5th, for our bimonthly Bio Discussion group! Discussion runs from 7:30pm – 9:00pm and is hosted by our Discussion Group Coordinator, Lisa Ma.

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Title: Eternity Laboratories

This session includes a short introduction on the cultural history of “anti-aging” by Lisa Ma, followed by an open and discussion on the aspiration of anti-aging vs real-life environments of a longer-living society.
What are the real advancements in ‘anti-aging’?
How to save for an unstable future?
Will nursing homes become the new hipster central?

Upcoming class: The Neuromuscular System

Come explore the interesting field of neuromuscular science with animal demonstrations and interactive activities with UW’s Kaelan Yu this Saturday, August 8th at 2PM.

Kaelan’s workshop will delve into the exciting interactions between the muscular system and neurosystem that drives all of our movements, from running a marathon, to fine motor skills, and our never-ending heartbeats. This course is geared toward young scientists with an interest in biology, and includes exciting animal demonstrations!

Visit this link to join the workshop. The cost of the class is $20.