8 weeks in Florianópolis, Brazil to immerse yourself in the technologies that are changing biology and life science as we know it.

Course Level: Beginner   |   Prerequisites: None   |   ALL OF OUR COURSES ARE ON-CAMPUS

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Discover the Possibilities

Discover the Possibilities

Explore the ways biology is shaping the evolution of technology and understand its many different applications to human problems.

Apply New Skills

Apply New Skills

Learn how to “do biology,” conduct lab research, test your hypotheses, build prototypes, and communicate your work to others.

Create Alliances

Create Alliances

Connect with new collaborators with diverse backgrounds from all over the world and forge alliances that will last a lifetime.


Personal Biology is rapidly becoming the new Personal Computing.

The wealth of opportunities opening up for development of new products and services based on biotechnology makes the field the new frontier of startups and entrepreneurship.

You might feel intimidated by it, but these opportunities are within your reach. At Exosphere’s Biohacking course you will learn the basics to demystify biology and access its tremendous potential.

"If I was a teenager today, I would be hacking biology"

Bill Gates


Basics of Laboratory Work & Experimentation

Technological breakthroughs are the result of disciplined, consistent adherence to the experimental process, accuracy in record-keeping, and precision in the use of tools & instruments. You will get up to speed in the lab first so that everything else you do is built on a solid foundation.

Synthetic Biology applications

Plunge into the concepts and vocabulary of the life sciences and learn how to navigate the world through the lens of a biologist--identifying relevant information and speaking the language of the field.

How to Grow Organisms

Biology is the study of living things, which means you need to know how organisms grow and how to keep them alive. At Exosphere’s Biohacking course, you will learn how to grow and nurture an array of organisms from bacteria to plants to fungi.

Genetic Engineering Techniques

Learn the basics of biological engineering through the manipulation of genetic information in organisms and explore the vast possibilities of its application to medicine, industry, environmental conservation & rehabilitation, architecture, and even art!

How to Communicate Your Ideas

Being able to communicate effectively with your colleagues and other audiences like investors, customers and media is essential to your success. At Exosphere you will develop and develop the full stack of communication & presentation abilities under the guidance of experienced professionals.


$2950 USD

19 JUN - AUG 11

  • Including

  • All sessions
  • Workshops
  • Lab Space
  • Supplies
  • Payment Options

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  • Sympla*

* Brazilian residents


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The Exosphere Academy (EA) programs attract people from all different stages in life. There have been 16 year olds who wanted to learn new skills during their summers, both current college students and those who skipped the traditional university experience, people in their 30s who were looking for a fresh start in a different field, and even some over 50 who realized it’s never too late to learn new skills and start making a change.
The first program was in September 2013, called the Exosphere bootcamp. Since then, Exosphere Academy has conducted 9 on-campus programs and over 25 Exobase workshops in cities all over the world. Total number of participants is just over 1,200. Learn more in our About page.
Yes! All of our courses have been developed so that any person, no matter their past experience, background, or skills can join. We work with personal education plans for each student which allow you to get the most out of the course under any circumstance.

EA is most interested in curious and motivated individuals who are willing to put in the hard work that it takes to learn new skills and build solutions to real problems. People who wake up and commit to solving the problems of that day, no matter the size or shape.
No. This program is on-campus and by being so, fosters cross-pollination of ideas and collaboration among different fields. We have found that actually living and working together yields greater benefits and provides more opportunities to develop transdisciplinary projects, build longer-lasting relationships, and reliable networks.
That depends on your plans for after the program and the options available to you in your current situation. This is an immersive program that will require around 30 hours of your time just for the in-person content. This number does not include time spent working on projects, collaborating with other students, social activities, and study/research time.

If you have doubts about your time commitment, mention this in your application and we will talk to you about how we can tailor the program to suit your availability and needs.


Fill in the form with your basic information and a member of our staff will get in touch with you to personally guide you through the process.