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This two-week program will immerse you in the exciting world of biotechnology. You’ll explore how the field affects a wide range of applications, from food science to human health and wellness, while conducting hands-on experiments in a fully equipped biotechnology research lab. Designed for students with limited exposure to high school biology or chemistry, this program will introduce you to foundational scientific concepts, as well as a variety of tools and techniques that biotechnology life scientists use in the lab.

Estimated Tuition:

$4,999

Includes tuition, housing, and meals

 

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How You'll Benefit

  • Understand how to present and explain scientific concepts
  • Practice applying scientific concepts through hands-on experiments
  • Visit an institute, company, or research laboratory in Washington, D.C.
  • Gain experience working in a lab setting and using a variety of biotechnological tools
  • Engage with renowned faculty and industry experts

Program Format & Subject Areas

As a student in the Experiences in Biotechnology Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the two-week program, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:

  • Basic laboratory safety
  • Introduction to biotech tools
  • DNA purification
  • Enzymes used in biotechnology
  • DNA ligation and transformation (cloning)
  • Introduction to bioinformatics
  • Protein purification and chromatography
  • Toxicology
  • Health
  • Biological activity of enzymes

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