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Free High-School Science Teacher’s Workshop @ AST This Coming Friday

If you are a high-school biology teacher and will be in Halifax for the Association of Science Teachers (AST) Conference this coming Friday, be sure to sign up for one of the Bio-Rad Teacher workshops that will be offered during the conference.

The first workshop will take place between 9am and noon and will involve a hands-on activity with Bio-Rad’s Crime Scene Investigator PCR Basics Kit. The kit helps teachers focus on which human DNA sequences are used in crime scene investigations, and why? In this hands-on workshop you will learn to use the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and gel electrophoresis to identify which suspects can be exonerated — based on DNA evidence. Learn how the statistics of chance are integral to modern DNA fingerprinting.

The second workshop will take place from 1:15pm to 4:30 PM and is titled “Light up your classroom with pGLO Bacterial Transformation.” In this hands-on workshop, you will create your own genetically modified organisms and designer proteins and explore the mechanisms of gene expression and genetic selection. You will transform bacteria with a bioluminescent jellyfish gene that codes for Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP)! You will learn key background and how to prep the lab while doing exactly what your students will do.

For more information or to register, please contact Bio-Rad Laboratories at and let them know that the Canadian Biotechnologist sent you.

Bio-Rad Laboratories Biotechnology Explorer product line helps teacher inspire students by using real world example to teach fundamental molecular biology concepts and techniques.

For more information on Biotechnology explorer go to

For more information on the AST conference visit the conference website.

October 20, 2010 at 7:21 am Leave a comment

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