From the central dogma to selection, PCR, and plasmid construction!
This afternoon workshop will bring non biologists up to speed on the concepts that make molbio biohacking work. We'll review a simple molecular biology 'device template', how its constructed and how the 'biologic' functions create the logic for an E coli camera, salt detector and other example projects that use this template from the iGEM synBio competition (http://igem.org).
We'll learn to mine the online public databases to find new genes for your project. Finally we'll apply these principles to a brief brief outline of resources and approaches for a few broader topics. Workshop given by Ron Shigeta (Bioinformatics @ Affymtetrix) and Drew Waight (Stroud Lab @ UCSF).
Time: 1 PM to 5 PM
Bringing a laptop is recommended, but not required.