Doing Biotech at Home

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Feather Ives
Assembling kits
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Sandra Porter
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Fri, Nov 20 2020

At the onset of the Bioscience Technician Expansion Project (Grant #1800850), the investigators (P.I. Justin Tickhill and Co-P.I. Jason Tucker) from North Central State College in Mansfield, Ohio were looking at ways to meet students in a distance format. Their original goal was the pursuit of a “one course, one night” hybrid model to allow working students an opportunity to upskill in the biotechnology industry. The training received by the faculty proved invaluable during the COVID 19 pandemic shift to online courses. The researchers had gained major insight in the process of online ... Read more

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Fri, Oct 16 2020

Professor Doug Bruce from Laney College will talk about implementing at-home biotech kits in his introductory biotech lab class. Doug adopted kits and curriculum from The Odin, a Bay Area biotech company that sells “biohacking" kits, and provided students with all the equipment they would need to complete the labs at home. In addition, Doug will show how his students are using an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) for collecting data.

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