INSTRUCTOR: Amy Prevost, Ph.D., Education Director

SCHEDULE: Training will consist of one full day (9:00am – 3:00pm) of training combining discussion and lecture with hands-on experience. Please see our recommendations for preparation.



CONTENT: This practical course is for non-scientists who are interested in gaining an understanding of molecular biology-based concepts and techniques that drive the biotechnology industry. Hands-on exploration solidifies and augments knowledge gained in lecture and discussion. Specific objectives may vary depending on individual or group interest. These sessions may also be structured to be at an intermediate or advanced level.

Nucleic Acid Isolation DNA isolation from food sources
Polymerase Chain Reaction Amplify specific sequences specific to GMOs
Analysis of PCR Perform gel electrophoresis to check GMO status
Discussion of GMOs and how they are used Talk about examples of GMOs and viewpoints surrounding their use