Biogen is offering Adventures in Biotechnology, a summer program for students in 9th-12th grade. Here's what's in store:
Conduct a hands-on lab project, meet and interact with scientists and other biotech professionals and get an inside view of a biotech company! You will learn about the drug development process while also learning and doing a series of biotech laboratory techniques. Each day will focus on lab work, but there will also be opportunities to hear from and speak with employees from a wide range of departments. The laboratory component for most of our sessions will focus on modifying DNA in order to then produce and purify green fluorescent protein! To accomplish this, you will learn and do the following techniques: bacterial transformation, site-directed mutagenesis, protein extraction, affinity purification and PAGE. But don’t worry if you are not familiar with these lab techniques as that’s what you will learn during the program!
All of the programming is free, and lunch will be provided each day.
Applications will be accepted online through NC Community Foundation's online system.
The application will be available on Monday, April 10, 2017, and the deadline is Thursday, April 20, 2017.
For more information about this program in North Carolina, click here.
For more information about this program in Massachusetts, click here.