GCAT Synthetic Biology Workshop

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 5:30pm - Friday, June 22, 2012 - 1:30pm
HHMI Janelia Farm, VA (near Dulles airport in D.C.)


Genome Consortium for Active Teaching

Synthetic Biology Workshop

GCAT is pleased to announce a synthetic biology faculty workshop for the summer of 2012 (June 20-22)  hosted by HHMI’s Science Education Alliance (SEA). The workshop is designed for two-person teams (one biologist, one non-biologist). Registration is FREE, and travel will be reimbursed upon completion of the workshop. Application deadline is January 10.

You can learn more about synthetic biology at this web site: www.bio.davidson.edu/projects/gcat/GCATSynBio.html

         The goal of this workshop is to prepare 15 pairs of faculty to spend the 2012-13 academic year getting ready for undergraduate-lead research in synthetic biology during the summer of 2013. We will train participants how to do the wet lab methods and how to think differently to prepare for synthetic biology. By the end of the workshop, we want each team to have mapped out possible research projects and implementation plans.    Workshops are also planned for 2013, 2014, and 2015. 

The 2012 workshop dates are:

Arrive at HHMI Janelia Farm Tuesday, June 19. (light dinner available at 5:30 pm)

Fly into Dulles, Washington DC airport

Workshop all day Wednesday and Thursday, June 20 - 21

Workshop until noon on Friday, June 22

Depart Friday afternoon

Download Flier and Application here


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