2006 "Biotechnology for Teachers: Methods to Analyze DNA" workshops at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside
DNA Analysis Workshop for Educators:
A four-day hands-on workshop of DNA analysis methods and concepts will be offered by faculty from the Department of Biological Sciences at UW-Parkside. Two sessions of the same workshop will be offered, see dates below. Notebooks and computer access will be included in tuition and an additional lab fee of $20.00 is required to help cover lab supplies. See description below for topics and lab procedures covered. Workshop can be taken for credit, if interested.
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2006
Cost: Summer tuition plus $20.00 lab fee.
Registration or Questions: Call the "Center for Community Partnerships Education Outreach Office", UW-Parkside at 262-595-2753
Biotechnology for Teachers: Methods to Analyze DNA:
Date of Workshop: July 10-13, 2006
Times: 8 AM - 5 PM
Location: University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Molecular Genetics Teaching Labs, Greenquist Hall, Kenosha, WI
Instructors: Dr. Scott Thomson and Dr. David Higgs, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Description: Workshop for educators will cover both theory and laboratory practical exercises that can be used in a high school science class. Lecture component will include: fundamentals of genetics and molecular biology relevant to methods performed in lab; application of DNA methods to medical genetics, genotyping, DNA forensics, and biotechnology; optimization and troubleshooting of laboratory procedures.
Laboratory component will cover agarose gel electrophoresis, DNA isolation, restriction digestion of DNA, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), analyses of PCR products, and computer-based exercises to investigate DNA sequence and function. Lab activities are designed for easy transfer to classes in high school biology or biotechnology.