BioBuilder Learning Lab
700 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States of America
Biobuilders (synthetic biologists) engineer living cells to do something useful by modifying their DNA, biology’s simplest part. The BioBuilder Advanced Bio-Engineering Bootcamp provides a unique opportunity for youth in 9th - 12th grade to get four days of hands-on experience in the molecular biology techniques Biobuilders use to manipulate DNA and test genetic programs in microorganisms (E. coli and yeast). Students will be introduced to the principles of biodesign through the BioBuilder curriculum and will have a chance to explore how these principles might be used to solve real-world problems.
Dates: April 16-19, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, one hour break for lunch (please bring lunch)
Location: LabCentral, 700 Main Street, Cambridge
Cost: $400, additional early drop-off (8 AM - 9 AM) and late pick-up (4 PM - 5 PM) are available for $25/day. (No educational content will be provided during early drop-off or late pick-up.)
Can't participate in all 4 days? Email us to inquire about partial attendance options.
Required background: Some understanding of cells and cell function. A working knowledge about DNA as the coding language of cells. Familiarity with a laboratory environment is helpful but not required.
When registering, please enter the name of the participant as it should appear on a name badge.
LabCentral does not offer free parking. There is very limited meter parking on Main Street and other adjacent streets. Visitors are encouraged to use the MBTA. LabCentral is a half mile walk directly down Main Street from the Kendall Square/MIT Station on the Red Line and a half mile walk down Mass Ave to Main Street from the Central Square Station on the Red Line.
A minimum of 10 attendees and a maximum of 18 attendees will be needed to run this workshop.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you cancel less than 14 days before your week of camp, refunds will be given only for medical reasons or a family emergency. We reserve the right to dismiss any participants for disruptive behavior that impinges on safety and operation of the workshop or learning lab.