Alu PCR for a New Generation

It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s Barbara’s Jumping Genes!
Bringing Scientific Spotlights and NGSS to an Old Favorite:   Alu PCR


To what extent are we our DNA? How can human genetic variations help us understand our past? Join bioscience educators from across the Bay Area for a lively day of hands-on learning!

This workshop will be taught by Debbie Clark, biology & biotechnology teacher from Arroyo High School.  She will help us 
answer these curious questions with our new NGSS-aligned retake on an 20-year old classic lesson by exploring the work of Barbara McClintock.

You’ll get to isolate your own DNA and use PCR to identify your genotype for a “jumping gene” located in a non-coding region of your DNA. Then we will determine your genotype frequency and compare it with data from other people from around the world.  

When: Saturday, December 8 2018. 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.
Where:  CCSF Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110. It’s Easy! Take BART! BART is only 2 flat blocks away (24th & Mission Station). If driving, we encourage carpooling, parking at the nearby garage will be fully reimbursed.
Who: High school and community college science teachers have priority for this workshop.
Extras:  Breakfast, lunch, and a $100 stipend will be provided!


A $25 refundable fee is required to reserve a seat. It will be returned to you upon arrival.  If you do not attend without canceling 72 hours prior, your $25 will be forfeited.

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