Opening hours

Monday 14:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00

Friday 14:00 - 17:00

Short introduction to our DIY Bio-Lab

Welcome to our DIY Bio-Lab at Bauhaus University Weimar

Before you start using our microscopes, the laminar flow bench or chemicals I ask you kindly to take two hours to prepare beforehand.

In these two hours, please 1. read the manuals for the microscopes and understand how to use them 2. watch two videos and learn how to use microliter pipettes 3. get some basic vocabulary about lab- equipment 4. read some recipes for the medium your organism needs 5. and read the basic papers about your organism, before you start growing it.

→ 1. The manuals for the lab:

das saubere Mikroskop [1] english:

The big microscope


The smaller microscope []

The manual for the laminar flow bench: [3]

→ 2. The videos about the microliter pipettes: [4]


→ 3. We work mostly in English in the DIY Biolab – so do you know what an Agar-Plate is? How much is µl are in 250 ml? Maybe have a look at the links below and read a little about the equipment you might use. PH – value (which one does your organism want? What are the ingredients of your medium doing to the ph-value?)




→ 4. + 5. What kind of medium you want to prepare and what your organism needs you have to find out yourself.