Your first GMO: Plasmid Transformation Workshop
18 March 2017, 12:00 - 15:00
- WORKSHOP BY KEVIN CHEN, BRICOBIO
In this workshop, participants will create their first genetically modified organism. They will be doing a plasmid transformation, which involves introducing a foreign piece of DNA to a bacterial cell. The result is a bacteria that will have a new colour (red, green, blue etc.) compared its normal colour of white or light beige. Participants will learn the fundamentals of DNA, RNA, protein, and other cellular mechanisms, as well as the basics of genetically engineered organisms and antibiotic resistance.
Kevin Chen is the co-founder of Bricobio, a community and open laboratory for doing science, creating art and learning about biology located in Montreal.
48 hours cancellation notice is required for any reimbursement.