These one-week summer courses for young scientists are designed for high school students who are really interested in molecular biology/biotechnology.  They are conducted in BTC Institute labs which are dedicated to training scientists of all ages. Aidan Holmes (Biotechnology Instructor, BTC Institute) serves as the primary instructor.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT AIDAN HOLMES — THANK YOU!

CAMP BIOTECH I: THE WONDERS OF DNA

July 17-24, 2023

Cost: $380 (included all materials; lunch and snacks; scholarships are available)

This one-week experience at the BTC Institute will be for students entering 9th or 10th grade in fall semester 2022 who are interested learning more about DNA and genetic engineering. Students will build a DNA model, learn how to extract DNA from cells, transfer DNA into cells by heat shock transformation, amplify DNA to detect small quantities by PCR, and use restriction enzymes to identify DNA sequences. No prior DNA knowledge is necessary.

CAMP BIOTECH II: THE RETURN OF DNA

July 24-28, 2023

Cost: $380 (included all materials; lunch and snacks; scholarships are available)

Ready for more genetic engineering? We will be using genetic engineering to create bacteria which glow in the dark, exploring the world of stem cells, using computers to analyze DNA sequences, and learning how to extract proteins from cells. Of course, it wouldn’t be Camp Biotech without plenty of guest speakers, fun games, and a field trip to a research lab. We are looking forward to another great summer in 2023 and hope you can join us!

This one-week experience at the BTC Institute will be for students entering 10th grade in fall semester 2023 who have taken biology and are interested learning more about DNA and genetic engineering.