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    Pathways to Stem Cell Science: Methods in Stem Cell Engineering

    Pathways to Stem Cell Science: Methods in Stem Cell Engineering


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: December
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, STEM, Veterinary Medicine, Bio Technology, Engineering
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: <$500
    • Career Clusters: Health Science, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Study the effects of silencing oncogenes in cancer stem cells. 
    Work hands-on in a biotech research laboratory with professional industry scientists. 


    METHODS IN STEM CELL ENGINEERING is an introductory course aimed at students who are interested in molecular biology and genetic engineering.

    Participants learn to inhibit the expression of an oncogene in testicular cancer stem cells using a gene silencing technique called RNA Interference (RNAi).

    The program expands on high school biology courses and is taught entirely hands-on in a biotech research facility by professional scientists who are also exceptional mentors.

    The Program provides:

    – Advanced training in real-life techniques for designing, implementing, and analyzing RNAi experiments.

    – A bioinformatics computer lab and introduction to siRNA design software.

    – Practical experience culturing, electroporating and genetically engineering human cancer stem cells.

    – College-level lectures that provide a conceptual overview of the lab-classes.

    – An introduction to the real-world applications of RNAi gene silencing technologies.

    – Exposure to biotechnology and real-world science.

    – Applicable skills and knowledge for future STEM programs such as AP biology, science fair research, college lab classes and workplace internships.

    – An opportunity to connect with other science enthusiasts.

    – A certificate of completion.

    – A resource pack containing guidance and information relating to STEM careers.

    Students with a keen interest in molecular biology and genetic engineering can expand their knowledge and gain complementary skills during the Molecular Stem Cell Biology Program.



    Methods in Stem Cell Engineering covers the following topics:

    Session 1: Intro to cells, stem cells and RNAi gene silencing

    Session 2: Working with stem cells in the lab

    Session 3: RNAi mediated gene silencing techniques

    Session 4: Analysis and application of gene silencing


    Benefits and Features

    – College-level lectures

    – Hands-on lab classes

    – Bioinformatics / computer labs

    – Advanced laboratory research techniques*

    – Networking with professional science mentors

    – Career education resources

    – Biotech exposure

    *Methods in Stem Cell Engineering provides practical training in: BSL-2 lab safety procedures, aseptic technique, electroporation, RNAi mediated gene knockdown, antibody labeling and microscopy (phase contrast and fluorescent).


    PROGRAM FLYER: https://stemcellpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/4.-Methods-in-Stem-Cell-Engineering-2024.pdf 


    Cost and Session Information

    Methods in Stem Cell Engineering takes place in the winter break over 4 sessions. Each session is 3 hours long. Tuition is charged to cover the cost of lab supplies, instructor salaries and lab facilities.