Beyond DNA

July 18 - 20, 2017

Facilitator: Mary Clark (Vernon Hills High School)

In this advanced-level workshop, teachers explore hands-on, inquiry-based, NGSS-aligned labs that use proteins to examine structure and function. Led by an expert teacher and Northwestern scientists, teachers are trained in protein-based techniques including chromatography, SDS-PAGE, and colorimetric assays. Teachers learn to troubleshoot and modify labs on the fly, and to feel confident in their general lab skills.

Participants earn access to free lab materials and loaner equipment through the Baxter Box program.

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Teaching about Proteins using Biotechnology

June 5, 2017

Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm 

Facilitator: Mary Clark (Vernon Hills High School)

Bring the central dogma to life with labs exploring chromatography, protein modeling, and SDS-PAGE! Under the guidance of experienced high school teachers and Northwestern University scientists, teachers will experience lab activities like Comparative Proteomics, Bradford Assay, GFP Chromotography, Mini Toobers and Fold-It, and GFP SDS-PAGE.

This workshop is presented in conjunction with the Chicago Public Schools Department of Science for CPS teachers. Substitute coverage will be made available for CPS teachers.