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INTRODUCING TERRYTALKS – PROMOVIDEO

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AMBL is happy to announce that details for the UBC Terry Project’s student conference (known to organizers as “Terry talks”) are starting to be fleshed out. This includes the launching of a website that houses instructions for how one can get involved in this event, as well as the release…

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TEACHER CONFERENCE 2008

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Are you a creative teacher who experiments with science? Then plan to attend the 2008 Michael Smith Labs Teacher Conference. During this unique conference, you will: 1) interact with scientists, 2) participate in fun science literacy activities, 3) collaborate with other teachers, and 4) build your own interactive science activities for the classroom.

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Amplification of a specific DNA sequence by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

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In this experiment you would use DNA isolated from your cheek cells (see above) as template to amplify a short region of DNA within the plasmogen activator gene (TPA) containing a short 300bp insertion called an Alu element. Alu elements are short interspersed, repeated DNA elements distributed through out the primate genomes. The Alu element found within an intron of the TPA gene is dimorphic, i.e. it is present in some individuals but not in others. Following PCR amplification and electrophoresis you would be able to determine if the individual is heterozygous or homozygous for the presence or absence of the Alu insertion.

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Visit us at the Science Outreach Fair

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Come visit us at the Science Outreach Fair, Thursday May 8, 2008, 4-8PM at the Vancouver Public Library Promenade, 350 West Georgia Street. Meet educators and professionals from BC science and technology outreach organizations, post secondary institutions, professional associations, and industry. Preview school outreach programs and services and collect resources…

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Come to Catalyst 2008

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Come hear Dr. Joanne Fox this weekend at the Catalyst 2008 conference in Kelowna, BC. Joanne is delivering a talk entitled, “Re-imagining Biology: Science, Technology and the Human Genome” in a featured session of the conference, 11:30 – 12:30 Saturday, April 26th. We’ll see you there!

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MICHAEL SMITH LABORATORIES TEACHER CONFERENCE 2007 PROGRAM

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DATE: OCT 19TH, 2007 LOCATION: Michael Smith Building, 2185 East Mall, University of British Columbia. Directions can be found at: http://www.michaelsmith.ubc.ca/about/where_to_find_us/ SCHEDULE: 9:30 – 9:45: Welcoming remarks, and overview of programs available at the Michael Smith Labs, as well as introduction to the day’s activities. Coffee and snacks will be…

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