DIY Biotech Labs are increasingly popular with amateur scientists throughout the world. In this workshop series, participants learn about biohacking - what it is and what it is not, practice different techniques used in molecular biology labs, and learn about DIY Bio citizen scientist projects. $30-$40/workshop depending on supply cost for the laboratory techniques used.
Dates listed below.
DNA Barcoding - Thursday, April 11, 10:00am-12:00pm In many cases, scientists are able to use a short genetic marker to classify an individual to a specific species. Students practice DNA barcoding methods to identify different organisms, and learn about citizen scientist barcoding projects. $30
Genetic Engineering and CRISPR - Thursday, May 9, 10:00am-12:00pm CRISPR is a gene-editing tool that allows scientists to alter a gene's DNA sequence and influence the gene's function. Students try their hand at CRISPR techniques on non-pathogenic bacteria. $40