Registration for our Most Exceptional Escapades in Science Conference is now full. The one day conference for high school students will be held on March 14th, 2014. Full details and wait list placement (free of charge) can be found here.
OUR PROJECTS AND SERVICES
Molecular Biology Training Workshop
Upcoming Session: February 17th to 21st, 2014 at the UBC Michael Smith Laboratories. $1400 registration fee. Note all revenues go towards our science outreach programs
"Excellent workshop! Very good review of the molecular biology techniques. Dave makes the theory very clear and interesting. Also takes time to answer specific questions/issues regarding personal ongoing projects. The workshop will definitely help for future troubleshooting. Thanks!"− Chantale André, Environment Canada
"Excellent review of the pertinent techniques. Easy way to conceptualize my readings and correlate with clinical use. Dr. Ng is extremely knowledgable, entertaining, and provides useful tips on how to use techniques in real-life situations."− Dr. Edward Lum, M.D. Vancouver.
"Awesome! Excellent mix of theory and practice. Dave keeps it interesting, well-paced and fun. Great for people new to molecular biology techniques, or people needing a quick refresher and updating to current methods."− Dr. Ann Marie Davison, Biology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
"I don’t think this much info could be done any better in this timeframe!"− Keith Turner, Program Head, BCIT Biotechnology, British Columbia Institute of Technology
"The workshop went far beyond my expectations. I now feel ready to introduce several new techniques to my lab, but beyond that, I will now be better able to teach my class in September. Dave is a fantastic teacher, and I can only hope that some of that will have rubbed off."− Matt S. Ramer, Asoociate Professor Department of Zoology/Neuroscience, British Columbia Neurotrauma Fund Chair
David Ng is a geneticist, science educator, science literacy academic, part time writer, and faculty based at the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia.
Joanne Fox is a science education and outreach academic based at the Michael Smith Laboratories and in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. She teaches in the First Year Seminars in Science (SCIE1113) course, is an iGEM faculty advisor, and is currently the Director of the UBC Vantage College science program.