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DISCOVERING DNA

Thursday, June 24, 2010 @ 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Led by: Betsy Boedeker, Senior Scientist and Jennifer Sowash, Business Specialist – Center for Plant and Life SciencesIn this workshop BIOTECH CAREERS will be highlighted and you will
be able to experience firsthand how scientists test a plant to
determine if a gene of interest is present. Using the same technology
researchers use in the lab at Monsanto and other plant biotech
companies, you will be collecting samples from plants, isolating the
genomic DNA, amplifying a target piece of DNA using a technique
called PCR and running your DNA on a gel to visualize your results.

The biotechnology company Divergence, Inc. is a team of experienced, passionate scientists who develop breakthroughs in nematode control through fundamental insights into the molecular vulnerabilities of parasites. Junior Academy students will be treated with an insider tour!

Open to Junior Academy Students only

RSVP TO: peggyw@academyofsciencestl.org

Details

Date:
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Time:
1:00 PM-3:00 PM