Lab Skills Night - Restriction Digestion of DNA


We are now offering Learn a Lab Skill Nights!

Non-members $15, members $5 (or FREE if you can assist with the class and want additional experience!)

To help work around busy schedules, two nights a month we will offer a hands-on learning experience of a specific technique. The month of August we will be teaching Restriction Digestion on both days (Thursday Aug 11th, and then on Thursday Aug 25th). Future months we will cover additional techniques including: Polymerase Chain Reaction, DNA Ligation, DNA Transformation, and others to follow. Digital Badges will be earned with each session via Credly.

Restriciton Digestion: We will be learning how to set up (one of the most used reactions in the lab) the enzyme reaction! Using enzymes derived from bacteria we will be able to "cut" the covalent bonds of the DNA backbone to release different sized DNA fragments. We can discuss this process during class in more detail.

This will be an immersive hands-on class so be prepared to attend the full 2 hours and listen carefully. Additional material will be available to help understand concepts and basic biology of this technique and applications.