Biotechnology in Full Color!

Welcome to Amino Labs, your source for engaging, beginner-friendly, student-led biotechnology resources and kits that are in-class and remote-learning ready... 

No preparation or prior skill necessary!

Curious? Here are a few suggestions to get you started.



 Free Biotechnology Simulators

Try the Simulators

Virtual Bioengineer simulators allow students to learn and practice skills like building a DNA strand, making agar, streaking bacteria, creating competent cells and engineering them with DNA. The simulators are easy to use on desktop browsers and student understanding can be evaluated quickly using our online quizzes. 

Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero Book

See the book's learning journey

Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero: the beginner's guide to programming bacteria at home, school & in the classroom is perfect for students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to do genetic engineering and even participate in Science Fairs and the iGEM competition...on their own! Lesson guides available too. 

Student-led experiment kits and equipment!

See how it can work for your students

Amino Labs is a pioneer at student-led biotechnology learning. From our very inception at MIT Media Lab to today, we have always supported both home and school learners, no prior knowledge or lab necessary. That's why we can now offer the best remote-learning experiment kits and equipment.. that's what were made for! 

 Do you have questions, special requirements, or need to send in a PO?

Contact us or book a time to chat with us.

We can assist you with everything from getting the Ok from Health & Safety to assessing your students' learning! 



 At Amino Labs, we focus on creating resources that are beginner-friendly and easy to follow! Here are few more examples:
  • Practicing safe science: the genetic engineering hero's pledge, posters, a free lesson guide, quiz and more!
  • Youtube follow-along videos and tutorials: build a DIY incubator, complete experiments while watching a scientist do them too, technical tips and some Genetic Engineering Heroes to meet. 
  • Instruction manuals: browse our illustrated, step by step instructions with a glossary at the end for those new technical terms. 
  • We also have a Google Classroom set up filled with resources, quizzes, lessons and more - Contact us to grab a copy for your students!