World of Enzymes

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Developed as a sequel to the popular Fun with DNA camp, World of Enzymes builds on basic concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology and enables students to utilize advanced techniques to manipulate DNA. Through direct observation and manipulation of enzymes, participants develop an understanding of the importance of proteins, not only in living things, but also in recombinant DNA technology, cloning, and industry.

Students will:

  • build molecular models;
  • observe enzymes in action that are used for food production and healthcare;
  • use enzymes to cut and splice DNA;
  • analyze DNA fragments with gel electrophoresis; and
  • make a personal DNA fingerprint.

World of Enzymes is limited to alumni of Fun with DNA entering grade 7, or students entering grade 8.

Tuition is $450 and includes all materials. World of Enzymes runs Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Weeks of July 6-10 (at DNALC in CSH) and August 17-21, Parent Participation Day will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Weeks of July 6-10 (at DNALC West in Lake Success), July 20-24 and Aug 24-28 Parent Participation Day will be 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

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