The Center for Cellular Construction is proud to host the 2018 Microscope Hack-a-thon, a event designed to bring together biologists and computer scientists into one creative space. At this event, we hope to create technology, presentation material, art, experiments, and multimedia to teach, share, and experience the amazing world of “Life in a Drop of Water”.

We will be updating this site as the event approaches. Please check back regularly.


Counter Culture Labs
4799 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
(11 minute walk from the MacArthur BART Station)


Saturday, April 21st
10am – 6pm


Each team will develop their own innovative method to explore and interact with microscopic life. Teams will be given their own microscope platform (or they can create their own). See our list of microscopes.

Choose from our list of potential project ideas or create your own! Please RSVP to let us know you plan to attend.
Check out Simone Bianco and Tom Zimmerman’s talk below for inspiration:

Acknowledgment: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DBI-1548297. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.