This course is the foundational course for all of the BUGSS synthetic biology courses including Putting Engineering into Biology, Build-a-Gene and Building Biological Systems with Biobrick Parts.
Molecular Biotechnology Bootcamp focuses on the knowledge base and laboratory skills necessary to carry out a project in synthetic biology. You’ll be introduced to software useful in the design and planning of molecular biotechnology experiments, databases, workflow strategies, and last but not least the laboratory equipment and operations necessary to conduct a molecular biotechnology experiment. The course is project based so you will use the techniques discussed in class in order to purify genomic DNA, isolate a specific gene from that genomic DNA, clone that gene, and make the protein that gene encodes. Online material with relevant experimental protocols as well as background reading material will round out the course and provide participants with a solid foundation for additional courses in the BUGSS Molecular and Synthetic Biology series. Additional support will be given by online meetups scheduled on an evening before class to provide participants with time to ask questions and understand methods and background prior to the hands-on class on Saturdays. Because of the intensive nature of the course registration is limited. Additional open laboratory hours are also provided to enable participants to finish experiments begun during class time.
The course will take place between 9 AM to 1 pm over the course of 5 days. The days are January 30th, Feb 6, 13, 20, and 27th (all on Saturday). Please be prepared to attend all five days. Costs (not including online processing fees) are $325 for early registration, $375 during the week preceding the event. For members, $75 for early registration, and $90 during the week preceding the event. Please register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/molecular-biotechnology-bootcamp-5-saturdays-in-lab-tickets-20536378862
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