The last class I taught on this went well so I decided to do it again. This time it is scheduled on this Saturday (1/9/2021) to make it more accessible. It should show up on the calendar in 48 hours, so here is the info about it below.
Ever wanted to make bacteria glow or create your own GMOs? This class will cover a few of the critical steps involved in many molecular biology projects. Learn firsthand how to isolate unique DNA from E.Coli containing special genes as well as measure how much DNA you produced. DNA like this could then be used in numerous downstream applications such as in gel electroscopes to isolate a gene or to transfer the genes to another cell type the genes. The class is meant as an introductory course into the field of genetics and molecular biology. It involves basic algebra and following directions to achieve desirable results. This class will consist of a fifteen minute introduction followed by hands on practice. If done correctly, each participant should end up with a micro centrifuge tube of the plasmid DNA. While each process involved does not take long, inexperience and larger class sizes can greatly stretch things out.
When: Saturday 9th at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (though it should not take this long)
Where: Science, but we will start out in Purple Classroom for the presentation
Cost: $15 to support DMS science
IF YOU HAVE COVID-19, ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, OR COME INTO CLOSE CONTACT WITH THOSE WHO HAVE IT, DO NOT SIGN UP PLEASE!!!
IF YOU CAN SIGN UP, FACE MASKS MUST COMPLETELY COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH!
SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED DURING THE CLASS!
DO YOUR PART TO FLATTEN THE CURVE AND STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19!
Please wear closed toed shoes
Wear clothing that could get stained or thrown away (in the unlikely event anything does splash or spill)
No food or drink is allowed in the science area.
We will be dealing with E.Coli and other biological materials. You must strictly adhere to the sanitation policies outlined at the beginning of class.
For everyone’s safety, I will remove at my discretion any participant who does not follow any of the aforementioned rules. I cannot give refunds.
Link when it becomes available: https://calendar.dallasmakerspace.org/events/view/16297
Again, please let me know what you think in the thread below.