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Lab Skills Night - PCR and primer design

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Non-members $15, members $5
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lab-skills-night-pcr-and-primer-design-tickets-27285205785

We are now offering Learn a Lab Skill Nights!

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 Polymerase Chain Reaction and Primer Design on both days (Thursday Sept 8th, and then on Thursday 22nd). Future months we will cover additional techniques including: DNA Ligation, DNA Transformation, Plasmid DNA isolation, Gel Electrophoresis and others to follow. Digital Badges will be earned with each session via Credly if wanted.

Polymerase Chain Reaction and Primer Design: We will be learning how to set up (one of the most used reactions in the lab) the enzyme reaction! Using the DNA polymerase enzyme derived from bacteria we will be able to exponentially “amplify” our DNA copies! We will also cover general primer design, to help amplify specific parts of DNA.

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.