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A Joint Program by Kingsborough Community College and Brooklyn College in Biotechnology

 Funded by The National Science Foundation 

nsflogoNSF # 1205013

 

  

Biotechnology Summer Workshops

2015 Summer Institute for Science Teachers  

  

  

Monday July 6th to Thursday July 9th, and
Monday July 13th to Thursday July 16th, 2015

 

at

Kingsborough Community College

of The City University of New York

 

  Limited to 16 qualified registrants per workshop

Participant stipend: $750.00

Registration Deadline:  June 15, 2015

APPLICATION

 Printable Version (PDF Format) or  submit online

 Printable Version (Microsoft Word Format)

 

Applications are due on or before: June 15, 2015.
Completed applications can be sent to:

Ms. Tricia Plummer, Dept. of Biological Sciences,
2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, New York 11235;
Email:
biotech@kbcc.cuny.edu
Fax: 718-368-4873

2009 Participants Discuss the Workshop

Attend an eight-day summer program in biotechnology designed for high school teachers seeking new knowledge and instructional ideas. Receive a $750.00 stipend, a hardcopy and flash-drive version of the summer workshop's laboratory exercises, and access to lab supplies and kits that will enrich your home school lab/classroom activities.

Biotechnologists work in fields that fight disease, create new drugs, improve food production and clean up the environment. In the summer institutes teachers will learn real-world applications of biotechnology that will interest their students and shape future career choices. Representatives from industry will also provide the latest information on cutting edge research trends, job availability and current salaries in the field.

Kingsborough is located on a 72-acre campus in Manhattan Beach on the southern tip of Brooklyn. The college serves about 30,000 students each year, offering a wide range of courses in the liberal arts and sciences, not to mention a private beach where workshop participants can relax, read, and swim.  


 

SUMMER 2015 BIOTECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE

WEEK 1 JULY 6-9,   WEEK 2 JULY 13-16  

 

Workshop I Gene Transfer and Genomics

 

Workshop II Gene Cloning and Proteomics

Activities Week 1

 

Activities Week 1

Day 1

 

Greetings/ Presentations
Guest Speaker

Lunch

“Growing Bacteria”

Introduction to Biotechnology Workshop


Start bacterial cell culture

 

Day 1

 

Greetings/ Presentations
Guest Speaker

Basic techniques and introduction to PCR

Lunch

“DNA xeroxing”

DNA Amplification

Agarose gel electrophoresis

 

Day 2

 

“Bacteria that glow!”

Prepare plates
Prepare competent cells

Lunch

Transform bacteria with plasmid DNA
Grow transformed bacteria overnight

 

Day 2

 

“DNA: ctrl-x, ctrl-v”

PCR product purification

Restriction enzyme digestion

Lunch

Ligation

Transformation

 

Day 3

 

“Whose DNA is it anyway?”

Isolate and quantify plasmid DNA
Set-up restriction digestion

Lunch

Prepare agarose gels
Separate DNA by Electrophoresis
Analyze results

 

Day 3

 

 “Cloning Anyone?”

Transformation frequencies

Significance of transformation

Lunch

In search of the cancer gene

 

Day 4

 

Field Trip

 

Day 4

 

Field Trip

 

Week 2: Gene Transfer and Genomics

 

 

Week 2: Proteomics

 

Day 1

 

“Do your genes jump?”

Isolate genomic DNA - Alu
Set up DNA amplification by PCR

Lunch

Prepare agarose gels
Separate DNA by Electrophoresis
In silico amplification of DNA
Analysis of results

 

Day 1

 

“Size my proteins! “

Introduction to SDS-PAGE

SDS-Gel Electrophoresis with protein markers

Lunch

Staining and destaining

Introduction to Excel and standards graphs

Determination of protein sizes based on standards

 

Day 2

 

“Is it safe to eat?”

Detect genetically modified food:
Isolate genomic DNA
Set up DNA amplification by PCR

Lunch

Prepare agarose gels
Separate DNA by Electrophoresis
In silico amplification of DNA
Analysis of results

 

 

Day 2

 

“Let my proteins go”

Introduction to tissue culture

Extraction of proteins from mammalian tissue

SDS-PAGE

Lunch

Staining

Destaining

Immunobloting

 

Day 3

 

“Did he do the crime?”

Human forensics –VNTR:
Detect genetically modified food
Isolate genomic DNA
Set up DNA amplification by PCR

Lunch

Prepare agarose gels
Separate DNA by Electrophoresis
In silico amplification of DNA
Analysis of results

 

Day 3

 

“Tagging the proteins”

Introduction to antibody based techniques

Destaining (continued)

Immunoblotting

ELISA

 

Day 4

 

Presentation: Guest Speaker

Lunch

 Review of workshop - Round table discussion

 

Day 4

 

“ANTI-bodies”

Immunoblotting (continued)

Lunch

Wrap-up

Round table discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpts from the Summer Biotechnology Workshop
Drug Discovery Timeline
 
Biotechnology Lab Careers
 
Other Biotechnology Career Options
 
Summer Internship Opportunity
 
Salaries in Biotechnology
 

For More Information
Contact the Biology Department
Kingsborough Community College

718-368-5502

biotech@kbcc.cuny.edu  



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