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Labster's biology VR labs are available on the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream and Google Daydream View

What we've created

Labster and Google have partnered together to unlock the physical lab requirements in biology courses. Using virtual reality, students can participate in lab experiences on campus or remotely.

Watch the video to learn more about Labster VR.

Why use Labster VR?

Labster has created a set of 30 undergraduate biology virtual reality lab experiences covering the subjects of cell and molecular biology, ecology and physiology. They are designed to help you improve access to labs on campus and virtually, scale your biology program, and provide exposure to emerging technology.

Each virtual lab experience includes:

  • Defined learning goals
  • Engaging 360 animations
  • Interactive experiments with simulated data

The labs work on Daydream headsets, including Daydream View and the Lenovo Mirage Solo.

Read more about Labster VR here.


Learn more about Labster VR

Are you interested in learning more about Labster VR?

Then we encourage you to fill out this form to:

  • Get the video recording of our webinar with Mike Angilletta from ASU, the professor speaking in the Google video, where he shares his experience with using Labster.
  • Get informed about our next webinar on VR. Be notified and write what topics or questions you want covered in the form, so we can be sure to include them in the webinar.
  • Receive the whitepaper The complete guide to virtual labs: Everything you need to know about virtual labs—from initial reflections and purchasing to best practices and evaluation.

We have compiled all of this into one email, so send us your contact details to receive it today!

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Labster VR simulations

More simulations coming soon.

Action Potential: Experiment with a squid neuron

Atomic Structure: Assess the possibility of life on other planets

Bacterial Cell Structures: An introduction to the bacterial cell

Bacterial Growth Curves: Experiment with bacterial growth

Bacterial Quantification by Culture: Count bacteria with serial dilution

Basic Chemistry Thermodynamics: Solve the challenge of storing renewable energy

Behavioral Thermoregulation: Help keep a gecksi alive!

Biodiversity: Assess and compare biodiversity on an exoplanet

Cancer Pharmacology: Provide recommendations in a multi-million dollar project

Cardio-Respiratory Physiology: How can seals dive so deep for so long?

Cardiovascular Function During Exercise: Learn how your body responds to exercise

Cellular Respiration: Measure energy consumption during exercise

Competition: Learn to identify and quantify competition between species

Concrete Materials Testing: Learn the key properties of durable concrete

Confocal Microscopy

Control of Microbial Growth: Explore decontamination and selective toxicity

Cytogenetics: Perform a prenatal diagnosis

Ecological Niches: Choose the right Kuppelfang to bring to Earth!

Ecosystem Dynamics: Assess the effect of fertilizers on the phosphorus cycle

Electron Transport Chain: A rollercoaster ride that produces energy

Endocrinology: Learn how contraceptives work

Food webs: Learn about interactions between trophic levels

Foraging: Build a foraging theory to save the crops

Gene Expression Unit: Use sequencing to unveil a gene linked to obesity

Gene Regulation

Genetic Transfer in Bacteria: Prevent the rise of superbugs!

Identification of Unknown Bacteria: Help save baby Kuppelfangs from an epidemic!

Intestinal Glucose Transport: Study a mouse intestine model to diagnose an infant

Invertebrate Model System: Find the genetic cause of a disease using C. elegans

Lab Safety

Labster Demo

Landscape Ecology: Determine persistence in a spatially heterogeneous landscape

Law of Universal Gravitation: Use gravity to orbit the moon

Materials Science with Neutrons: Observe what happens inside a battery

Matter and Phase Changes

Matter and Phase Changes: Distill ethanol

Organic Chemistry Introduction: Learn about organic compounds

Periodic Table of Elements: Get the table organized in time!

Pigment Extraction: Use photosynthesis to produce biofuel and reduce pollution

Pipetting: Master the technique

Population Growth: Let’s catch some goslins!

Renal Physiology: Find the mode of action of a diuretic drug

RNA Extraction: Sample and purify mRNA from pigs

Sensory Transduction: Learn why you feel pain when you get hit by a rock

Skeletal Muscle: Learn about the muscles we use to walk and run

Smooth Muscle simulation

Smooth muscle: Learn how your gut contracts!

Solution Preparation: From salt to solution

Spatial Ecology: Learn how the environment can influence the distribution of species

Stoichiometric Calculations: Identify an unknown compound using gravimetric analysis

The Gram Stain: Identify and differentiate bacteria

Thermal Homeostasis: Apply thermoregulation to climate change

Tissue Engineering

Titration burette

Titration: Neutralize an acid lake contamination

Viral Gene Therapy: Use DNA to prevent heart failure