Event Date(s): Monday, July 18, 2022 - 09:00am EDT to Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 05:00pm EDT
DNA Learning Center
Jason Williams and Anna Feitzinger
DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY
Bring your own experiment! Join us this summer for a three-day exploration of Nanopore DNA sequencing. The hand-held Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencer can generate up to 50 billion DNA bases in 72 hours for less than $1500. Nanopore’s portability, ability to generate long reads (>1 million bases), and increasing accuracy make it a great choice for DNA and RNA sequencing, DNA modification detection, and metagenomics. Recently, Nanopore sequencing was used to deliver the first complete human genome—in time for the 20th anniversary of the first draft in 2003.
During this “Pop-up Training” we will be actively testing protocols as part of a concerted effort to make Nanopore sequencing accessible for biology educators. The focus will be on “working out the kinks” in a fun, informal, and collegial atmosphere. Travel support is available for qualified candidates.
Faculty who complete each workshop receive a stipend and will receive year-round mentoring and support as they implement in their classes, including free reagents and DNA sequencing. Faculty are asked to participate in a series of evaluation activities, beginning with workshop evaluation. Faculty who go on to implement in the classroom will also be asked about their experiences and those of their students. Support for travel for participants outside of commuting distance is available.