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BIOTECHNOLOGY/AP PREP
  • Current workshops

  • September 29, 2018 – Mayville State University: Hands-on training with Bio-Rad GMO Investigator and Forensic DNA
        Fingerprinting Kits

        ELISA Immuno Explorer Kits

  • November 18, 2017 – University of North Dakota: Hands-on training with Bio-Rad GMO Investigator and Forensic DNA
        Fingerprinting Kits
  • 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

Summer Molecular Biology “Boot Camp” for High School Students Check here for future camps

  • 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
Biotechnology/AP Prep Teacher Workshops
  • November 2, 2018 - Turtle Mountain Community College: Hands-on training with Bio-Rad GMO Investigator and
        Forensic DNA Fingerprinting Kits

  • Past workshops

  • Workshops
  • Extraction of DNA from food samples
  • Restriction digestion of DNA
  • Setting up PCR reactions
  • Agarose gel electrophoresis  

  • 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 
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