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Office of Science Outreach




Biotechnology

In this workshop we will play with DNA and learn how to manipulate it using various techniques that are common in biotechnology. This includes running gels, cutting and pasting DNA sequences, and using genetically engineered DNA to produce recombinant proteins.  Students will get experience working with common tools used in molecular biology labs, including micropipettors, electrophoresis equipment, UV/VIS spectrometers, sonicators, and various types of incubators.  Location


Location

The Workshop will be held in the Sonderegger Science Center on the Edgewood College Campus. The science center is a K-16 building that serves science students of all ages. 1000 Edgewood College drive, Madison, WI


Time and dates

June 25-29, 9:00 am-12:00 noon

Entering Grades 10-13 in the fall of 2018


Camp Leader

Dr. Pete Kuhn


Leader Bio

Dr. Kuhn is an Associate Professor at Edgewood College.  He teaches courses on genetics, cellular and molecular biology, and biotechnology.  His research focuses on using biotechnology to detect specific DNA sequences. In his free time he plays with 3D printers, aquariums, and fermented foods.


Cost

$300 This includes registration, all materials and a simple mid-morning snack.