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Molecular Stem Cell Biology

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Grade – 9th to 12th

Course Information
Age 15-18
Format/ Schedule Vacation / Summer
Location Torrance, CA
 2020  Dates August 17th – August 25th
Duration 7 Days
Times 10.00am–3.00pm
Class size 6
Eligibility Molecular Stem Cell Biology is an advanced hands-on program, open to both residential and international students. It is suited to science enthusiasts with a good understanding of cell and molecular biology. No prior laboratory experience is required to take this course.  Applicants must have passed high-school Math, English and Biology or equivalent courses with a grade C or above. Students are required to arrange their own transportation to and from the program.
Admission Eligible students are accepted on a first-come-first-served rolling basis up to 1 week before the course start date. Additional questions? Click here to learn more about our general admissions policy or call us at 310-483-3651.
Course Details
Description

Molecular stem cell biology is a 7-day hands on program that imparts modern real-world techniques for cloning genes using In-Fusion cloning technology. Guided by professional molecular biologists, participants design and implement a cloning strategy, creating a fluorescent fusion protein which they express in human cancer stem cells.

This one-of-a-kind program teaches sophisticated practical techniques that are not offered in any college or school setting. The program curriculum is ideally suited to students with a keen interest in molecular cell biology or genetic engineering.

Curriculum

Each day of the course follows the technical process of:

1. Utilizing bioinformatical software to design a gene amplification and cloning strategy
2. Cloning a gene from human stem cells using modern ligation independent isothermal assembly techniques
3. Engineering the cloned gene to create a fluorescent fusion protein
4. Introducing the cloned florescent fusion protein construct into human stem cells
5. Using microscopy to evaluate and observe the cloned fluorescent protein construct
6. Exploring the real-world applications of gene cloning and protein engineering in stem cell science

Features

– College level lectures
– Hands-on lab classes
– Cutting edge techniques*
– Guest speakers
– Care education
– Networking with professional science mentors
– Biotech exposure

* Molecular stem cell biology provides practical training in:
BSL-2 lab safety procedures, using bioinformatical programs, designing cloning strategies, materials preparation, microbiology, molecular biology techniques (PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA purification, DNA sequencing), transfection, human stem cell culture and microscopy (phase contrast and fluorescent).

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