miniPCR is a founding partner
of Genes in Space
miniPCR bio™ created Genes in Space™ in 2015 in partnership with Boeing, with the goal of inspiring young minds to solve real-world problems in space biology. It has since been joined by sponsors Math for America (MfA), the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), and New England Biolabs® in support of this unique STEM program.
miniPCR enables pioneering science
We are proud of our more than 5,000 student contestants and their accomplishments.
Thousands of inspiring student-led proposals.
First PCR in space, designed by high school student Anna-Sophia Boguraev.
Amplification of telomeric DNA in space, by high school student Julian Rubinfien.
Rapid molecular diagnostics in space via loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP).
DNA sequencing from space samples (in collaboration with NASA Johnson’s Space Center).
First CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in space.
FROM THE PAST
Meet recent winners
''We celebrate the creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking
that this community of young innovators displays every year.''
Head to miniPCR’s youtube channel to see more!
”Winning an award isn’t everything, there is so much to learn from it even if you don’t win. […] We learned new things, and that is what mostly mattered to us.”
KAYA SLAWECKA, MAVERIC MUCHOWSKI, AND JORDAN
GRAY, 2017 JUNIOR SCIENTIST AWARD
”Genes in Space allowed me to make the jump
from my personal science education to the real progression of human knowledge and capability.”
JULIAN RUBINFIEN, 2016 WINNER
- Anna-Sophia discusses 2015 winning experiment
- Julian Rubinfien discusses 2016 winning experiment
- First PCR in Space using miniPCR Technology
- miniPCR and partners launch STEM dreams to space
- miniPCR reaches the International Space Station
- Genes in Space announces two winners in 2017
- First CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing on ISS