Genomic Approaches in Biosciences Summer 2013 Workshops

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 12:00pm - Friday, October 18, 2013 - 12:00pm

Register now for summer workshops in genomics techniques. Multiple workshops will be held throughout the spring and summer at several colleges in the Bio-Link network.


Click the workshop location to access the registration page.


May 13-17, 2013 - Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK


June 17-21, 2013 - Madison College, Madison, WI, (Note: this workshop will be taught by Madison College faculty)


July 8-12, 2013 - City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


August 5-9, 2013 - Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN


August 12-16, 2013 - Seminole State College, Sanford, FL


August 19-23, 2013 - Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY


October 14-18, 2013 - Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Lexington, KY


**Dates to be determined 2013 - Universidad del Turabo, PR



Workshop participants will utilize cutting-edge science tools in hands-on laboratories and bioinformatics investigations, and deepen awareness of rewarding careers for their students. Participants will update their pedagogy while networking with biotech leaders and colleagues. A continuum of faculty from secondary education, 2-year colleges, and universities are invited to apply. The National Science FoundationDivision of Undergraduate Education’s Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) program is funding all instruction, workshop materials, meals/refreshments, and providing stipends of $300. Further support for travel or other related expenses is not available.

The Genomic Approaches in BioSciences workshops will focus on four key technologies - PCR, DNA Sequencing, RNA interference, and Bioinformatics - that will prepare students for specialized life science elective courses, independent research projects, and biotechnology careers.

Genomic Approaches in BioSciences will integrate theoretical, laboratory, and computer technology with practical advice on classroom management and career exploration. Time will be included for independent work, lesson planning, and preparation for classroom projects. Most of the workshops are led by DNALC staff members and college faculty who collaborated in the development of the course modules.

These workshops result from a collaboration between DNALC and 12 community colleges in the Bio-Link network.  

Register on-line here:  Genomic Approaches in Biosciences

If you are interested in attending the workshop at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, please contact Bruce Nash (, and Deborah Sullivan-Davis (

If you are interested in attending the workshop at Universidad del Turabo, PR, please contact Bruce Nash (, and Jose Perez Jimenez (


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