Biohacker Boot Camp
Taught by Dr. Mike Flanagan of Genspace
Dr. Mike Flanagan has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Caltech and has spent more than two decades working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Bell Labs ,and entrepreneurial companies (including Arieso where he was CTO, and FlanaGen LLC where he is Founder and CEO). Dr. Flanagan's current Synthetic Biology projects include those relating to biomaterials, optogenetic control systems, bacterial photography and iGEM.
This is an intensive course that covers essentially the same material as the Biotech Crash Course, but in an accelerated format. You'll be in the lab at the bench for most of it, so wear comfortable shoes.
We'll extract our own DNA, analyze ancestry through bioinformatics, splice genes into bacteria, and learn all the standard techniques such as using pipettors, gel electrophoresis, amplifying DNA with PCR reactions, working with restriction enzymes to build plasmids, and growing and transforming bacteria.
As an added bonus, we'll learn how to make DIY lab equipment such as incubators and centrifuges - this is not covered in the regular Biotech Crash Course. Learn more about Genspace.
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Student ticket: $150 (anyone currently enrolled in high school, college or grad school)
Regular ticket: $300
Class meets Monday-Thursday, March 21-24, 6-9pm each evening at Genspace.