The Michael Smith Laboratories is pleased to announce our second annual Scientific Conference designed for high school students (Grades 8 to 12). This event showcases various scientific pursuits, including the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities, as well as interact with some of the most prominent scientists in the world.
Check your name to see if it’s on the list. Email Dr. Joanne Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to make any changes.
Expanding on her morning keynote session, Joanne will highlight how your classrooms can get involved with the popular science outreach & field trip programs at Michael Smith Labs at UBC. The hands-on part of this workshop will use the story of the human genome project to discuss how bringing biology & computers together can have impact in your classroom.
— Watch/Download the movie (~168Mb mpeg file) | image from here — – – – Dr. William Rees. Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning. October 24th, 2008 “It’s Your Experiment!” Science Teacher Conference. Michael Smith Laboratories, UBC – – – Description: A 30 minute lecture looking at whether science…
In recent decades, the search for alternative energies has become increasingly important to the average citizen. Whether it’s due to concerns for the environment or worries about shortages in fuel or rising prices, most people agree that other options need to be found. Considering the amazing amount of energy that…
We’re excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2008 MSL Teacher Conference. This two-day conference will be held on Friday & Saturday October 24-25th, 2008. Come for one day or stay for two – the choice is yours. You can check out the conference web page and/or click here to register.
(pdf of this activity is available for download by clicking here) – – – This workshop aims to teach environmental and social responsibility while exercising student empathy by having students write letters from the point of view of inanimate objects or animals. Coincidentally, good writing habits and understanding of narrative…
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.
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.