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Biotech Techniques, Skills & Theory of Bacterial and Viral Disease Detection

Teacher Workshop

Lead by master instructors Janet Standeven and Dr. Brittney Cantrell, participants will navigate viral detection in the shoes of an epidemiologist. Techniques covered during the training will include PCR, qPCR, visualizing the Central Dogma, and contrasting DNA and RNA detection. Ample time will be built in for practice and exploration, and virtual tools will be addressed in preparation for digital schooling.

Going Viral will launch on Monday, November 2nd!  Live sessions will be held via Zoom on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:15 pm.

10/28 (Pre-session): Safety course opens; participants receive digital materials. *No meeting.
11/2 Session 1: Pipetting Practice, Aseptic Technique, Industry Speaker
11/9 Session 2: Central Dogma Lab
11/16 Session 3: Bacterial PCR Lab, Part 1
11/23 Session 4: Bacterial PCR Lab, Part 2
12/7 Session 5: Viral qPCR Lab, Industry Speaker
12/14 Session 6: Curriculum Analysis for Implementation

For more information, contact Program Director, Kristin Boscan at kboscan@gabio.org

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Ways for Industry to Get Involved

Share Your Hiring Needs

Provide a list of skills your company looks for when hiring entry-level employees. We would prefer a list of science skills, but would also like to know about the top soft skills that your company needs. Entry-level job descriptions would be helpful. Your contributions will drive the training curriculum.

Connect with Classrooms

Connecting educators and students to potential career fields is key to creating a robust workforce pipeline.
Industry to Classroom: The BioEd Institute can connect industry experts with classrooms to facilitate conversations or demonstrations about your line of work.
Tours/Field Trips: Expose students to a working company through virtual tours or in-person field trips of your facility.
Contact us for assistance in scheduling.

Donate Materials

The Equipment Depot can take in any equipment or unused disposable items that your business would otherwise throw away. The disposable items can be outside of their expiration date, if applicable. We will in turn donate these materials to the teachers, so that they can be used in their classrooms. If there are larger pieces of equipment (freezers, incubators, centrifuges, etc), we can notify teachers to schedule pickup with your company. Check out our wish list here!

Sponsor the Training

Supporting training comes in all sizes and shapes, from sponsoring a teacher to providing equipment stipends. Check out our sponsorship prospectus here.