BIOTECHNOLOGY/AP PREP
o Dec 7, 2019 – United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck:  Workshop 1 (Bio-Rad GMO Investigator, DNA Fingerprinting)

o  June 19, 2019 – Minot State University -  Workshop 2 (Bio-Rad Biofuels, pGlo Bacterial Transformation, ELISA)

o  June 21, 2019 – Dickinson State University - Workshop 2 (Bio-Rad Biofuels, pGlo Bacterial Transformation, ELISA)

o   April 13, 2019 – Minot State University:  Workshop 1 (Bio-Rad GMO Investigator, DNA Fingerprinting)

o   March 30, 2019 – Dickinson State University: Workshop 1 (Bio-Rad GMO Investigator, DNA Fingerprinting)

o   March 2, 2019 – Mayville State University: Workshop 2

o   November 3, 2018 - Turtle Mountain Community College: Workshop 1

o   September 29, 2018 – Mayville State University: Workshop 1

o   July 12, 2018 – University of North Dakota: Workshop 2

o   November 18, 2017 – University of North Dakota: Workshop 1
  • Training for high school and middle school science teacher. Content relevant to AP and and general courses.
  • Learn new laboratory exercises covering topics relevant to the AP Biology curriculum and adaptable to general science classes
  • No cost to attend; participants receive a stipend and/or professional development credits
  • After completion, teachers have access to borrow equipment (PCR thermal cycler, electrophoresis chambers, etc.) to perform labs in their classrooms
Biotechnology/AP Prep Teacher Workshops
  • Past workshops

Workshop 1: Hands-on training with Bio-Rad GMO investigator and Forensic DNA Fingerprinting Kits (Sample flyer)
  • Extraction of DNA from food samples
  • Restriction digestion of DNA
  • Setting up PCR reactions
  • Agarose gel electrophoresis  

Workshop 2 : Hands-on training with the Bio-Rad Biofuels, pGlo Transformation, and ELISA Immuno Explorer Kits (Sample flyer)
  • Use cellobiase activity of mushroom extracts to explore biofuels
  • Determine optimal conditions to increase enzymatic reaction rate
  • Observe bacterial transformation
  • Perform protein purification
  • Use ELISA to track disease outbreak 
  • Open to rising 10th-12th graders, this week-long camp exposes participants to basic lab techniques commonly used in modern forensics, medicine and biology.
  • Hands-on performance of molecular biology techniques
  • Brief classroom learning sessions
  • Lab demos and tours at UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences
COVID-19 Notice:  Camps and Workshops scheduled for Spring, Summer, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 have been cancelled.
Materials are available for classroom labs if desired.
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