Upcoming Events (Friday, May 24 '13 - Saturday, May 24 '14)
Saturdays, May 11,18,25
12:00 PM to 4:00 PMSynthetic biology teaches us how to join pieces of DNA together as if they were "LEGO bricks". This technology enables genetic engineers to create organisms that can produce valuable molecules such as drugs, fuels and polymers for clothing. Learn to build your very own genetic circuit and test it in the lab in this 3-session introductory course.
Monday, June 10; Tuesday, June 4; Friday, June 7
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
A tiny, clear worm with only 302 neurons, Caenorhabditis elegans is the perfect organism to rewire. In this course, you will learn the secrets of genetics by manipulating a host of worm mutants and their brethren. We'll make worms whose neuronal architecture runs backwards. We'll direct worms who love butter. Finally, we'll meet blind worms, worms with no sense of smell, glowing worms, and even donut-shaped worms. Put these worms to the test: Learn to breed mutants, send them through a rigorous worm maze--and throughout, learn genetics.
Sundays, May 12,19; June 9,16,23
3:00 PM to 7:00 PMA great course that teaches you the basic techniques. If you've ever wanted to do a little biotech project of your own, or if you're just curious about what those guys do in the lab every day, this is the best course to start with. Isolate your own DNA and analyze it, make bacteria glow, and unleash your inner mad scientist in this hands-on course.
Monday, June 17; Tuesday, June 18; Wednesday, June 19; Thursday, June 20
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Boot Camp for biohackers! An intensive hands-on week that covers all the lab skills you need to start your own genomics or genetic engineering project.