Please click here for info on our professional molecular biology workshop: 5 days excellent of DNA, RNA and protein training for the professional scientist! Currently, our next one will be held December 11th to 15th, 2023.
Our fieldtrips have opened up again! The Grade 11/12 PCR and SCLS fieldtrips are currently filled up, but please click on the outreach links for more info on getting on a waitlist. Stay tuned!
Take a peek at our crowdsourced game based learning project, the Phylo Trading Card Game and a deck or two! Also, check out the research examining the pedagogical and behaviour effects of playing this game.
OUR PROJECTS AND SERVICES
Molecular Biology Training Workshop
Dates for an upcoming session are to be determined. Held at the UBC Michael Smith Laboratories. $1500 registration fee. Space limited due to COVID guidelines. 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 Director of the AMBL. He is a geneticist, science educator, science literacy academic, part time writer, and faculty based at the University of British Columbia. His current research interests revolve around children's identity around concepts of science and creativity, as well as game based learning of science concepts.
Joanne Fox is an education and outreach academic based at the University of British Columbia. She was past director of the First Year Seminars program (SCIE113) and is currently on leave from AMBL, as the Principal of the UBC Vantage College science program.