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    Stony Brook University Pre-College Summer:  Introduction to Biotechnology

    Stony Brook University Pre-College Summer: Introduction to Biotechnology


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Bio Technology, Biology, Clinical Laboratory Science
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Explore the diverse and growing field of Biotechnology this summer!  The field of biotechnology uses living organisms or their parts to create products or processes. It is used in many fields, including agriculture and medicine. During this one-week residential program, you will work with green fluorescent protein (GFP). GFP was discovered in the Aequorea victoria jellyfish and developed for use in research by a team of scientists who won the 2008 Nobel Prize for their work.

    The Stony Brook University Pre-College Summer — Biotechnology program is designed for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in learning more about the intersection between biology and technology and the uses for that research. During this experiential program, you will be working GFP and its DNA and will learn how to modify the sequence to change the color of the protein, genetically modify bacteria to produce the protein, and isolate if from bacteria for observation.

    You will be introduced to a variety of biotechnology laboratory techniques through both lectures and hands-on laboratory activities. You will:

    • Isolate DNA and modify the DNA sequence for green fluorescent protein using Polymerase Chain Reaction.
    • Perform common biotechnology techniques including bacterial transformation and agarose gel electrophoresis.
    • Genetically modify bacteria to produce green fluorescent protein.
    • Purify green fluorescent protein using various techniques including chromatography and SDS-PAGE gel electrophoresis.

    Cost and Session Information

    The cost of the one-week program is $2,200, and there is an application fee of $45.

    This fee includes the course, learning materials, social programs, residence hall access, and all meals.

    DISCOUNT: Apply by April 1 and receive $100 off the program cost.

    One-week Sessions:

    • July 7 - 12
    • July 14 - 19