10 – 2.4.2023 – Genetic Engineering and Synthetic Biology

FLYER – 2.4.23 – Genetic Engineering and Synthetic Biology

Day, Date, Time:  Saturday, February 4, 2023     8am – 1 pm

Contact Hours: 5.0 hours 

Location: USAFA Biology Department

Title: Creating the Future: Genetic Engineering and Synthetic Biology

Presenters: USAFA iGEM Team Cadets, Vicki Morrison, Dr. Kristi McElmurry, Dr. Balboni, Mel Grogger, Catherine Jarriel, Dr. Travis Tubbs, Dr.Jordan Steel and AFRL- Dr. Hung and Dr. Sanaz, Dr. Katharine Bates

Description: Through a mixture of presentations and hands-on activities by the United States Air Force Academy Biology department participants will be introduced to genetic engineering and synthetic biology.

Agenda: 

TimeEventActivityPOC
8amBreakfast and Introduction to Genetic EngineeringGenetic engineered braceletsUSAFA iGEM Team Cadets
8:30amBiocementation engineeringMake Sand Molds/CastlesVicki Morrison
9amNanobody Technology/PlasmidsStart transformationDr. Kristi McElmurry
10amLSRC genetic engineeringMicroscopes- look at algaeFinish TransformationDr. Balboni, Mel Grogger, Catherine Jarriel
11amSpace Bioengineering (Plants and gravity)3D scan plantsDr. Travis Tubbs
11:30amPFAS genetic engineeringWatch music videosDr. Steel and AFRL- Dr. Hung and Dr. Sanaz
12pmLunch/ Discussion of Genetics EducationPunnett Square Olympics!Dr. Bates
1pmEnd of the Workshop