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Geneskool Camp

Summer Camp 2014

Team Up with Genome BC to save the world - through SCIENCE!

Geneskool Summer Camps offer a unique opportunity for high school students to learn the molecular biology techniques that scientists use every day. Students will explore aspects of biotechnology, pathology, forensics, genetics, genomics and microbiology and use their new knowledge to investigate a series of fascinating and troubling disease outbreaks.

The Low Down:

  • Open to students who have completed Science 9 or higher
  • Each camp is a week-long day camp
  • Campers explore the exciting world of genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, pathology and forensics while investigating a cluster of strange and puzzling disease cases!
  • Guest speakers talk about their jobs and the fascinating career opportunities out there involving science
  • Camps are hosted at university labs giving campers a rare opportunity to conduct real experiments using state-of-the-art equipment

Other Benefits:

  • Tour of the hosting university campus
  • Make new friends that have similar interests and aspirations
  • Do cool stuff like grow bacteria, amplify DNA, identify biological substances and solve a mystery
  • Have Fun!!!

Guest Speakers:

  • Jennifer Gardy, Senior Scientist (Genomics & Molecular Epidemiology), BCCDC Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Services. An engaging and lively speaker - you may have seen her on The Nature of Things! - Dr. Gardy will be speaking to campers about whole genome sequencing and the relationship between basic science and public health.
  • Other speakers To Be Confirmed

Camp Dates:

Capilano University, North Vancouver Campus - August 18th to 22nd, 2014

Camp Fees:

  • $275.00 program fee
  • Payable by cheque only. Cheque payable to Genome BC. Mail to: Genome BC Geneskool Summer Camp, 400 - 575 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 0C4

Application Forms:

Those who would like to attend Genome BC Geneskool Summer Camps must complete a short application form found here:

- Capilano University Summer Camp Application Form

Timetable:

Geneskool CapU Summer Camp 2014 Timetable:

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10:00-10:30

Welcome

Model DNA

Bacterial Culture Lab

PCR Focus Questions and PCR Step 1. Thermocycler

PCR Results

10:30-11:00

11:00-11:30

Introduction to Infectious Diseases

Scavenger Hunt/ First Theories

ELISA

Disease Investigation

Disease Control Proposal prep

11:30-12:00

12:00-12:30

Bacterial Culture Lab

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

12:30-1:00

1:00-1:30

Bacterial Culture Lab

Disease Investigation: Problem Based Learning

Investigation Results

Disease Control Proposal

Lunch

1:30-2:00

2:00-2:30

Disease Investigation: Problem Based Learning

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Speaker/GMOs

PCR Step 2. Gel Electhrophoresis

Game Show Challenge

2:30-3:00

3:00-3:30

Genetically Modified Crops, PCR intro and Micropipetting

Vegetable DNA Extraction

Speaker/GMOs

3:30-4:00

4:00-4:30

Debriefing

Debriefing

PCR Step 3. Gel Staining and Results

Debriefing

4:30-5:00

 

Debriefing

 


Questions:

If you have questions about the camps, please contact the Summer Camp Director, Carolina Novoa, either by phone 604.675.1029 or by email at cnovoa@genomebc.ca.