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Science Explorations - York University

Monday, July 18, 2016 - Friday, July 22, 2016
York University 4700 Keele Street TorontoONCanada  M3J 1P3
Monday, July 18, 2016 - Friday, July 22, 2016
York University 4700 Keele Street TorontoONCanada  M3J 1P3

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What's Included

Understanding how biological systems function is fundamental to developing novel strategies against disease. These diseases include cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, AIDS, and cardiovascular diseases. This course introduces one of the most important tools in molecular biology today, which is cloning. Cloning is a genetic technique to look at a specific gene, it’s function, and it’s overall importance to biological systems. There have been many innovations in the twentieth century that have led to the development of modern day molecular biology, particularly the discovery of restriction endonucleases, polymerase chain reaction, gel electrophoresis, and sequencing. In order to understand a disease, we must understand the gene defect or mutation in vitro by cloning. This is a lab course where students will be cloning the human La (hLa) gene into expression vectors. The learning objective of course is for students to develop practical research skills.

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Science Explorations offers fun, innovative and engaging camp programs designed to inspire youth and discover science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Based out of the Faculty of Science at York University, our camp programs use an discovery and inquiry-based learning approach that is focused on ‘learning by doing’. Our outreach model provides campers also get a chance to work in small groups on a variety of projects that will help foster problem solving, critical thinking, and an overall passion for STEM.

        Our camp takes place within the Faculty of Science at the Keele Campus of York University. Within the university environment, this gives campers the unique opportunity to learn and discover the amazing world of science and engineering . In each of our programs, whether in day-long workshops or  week-long camps, we enrich the learning experience with laboratory visits, faculty presentations, workshops and demonstrations from student groups, and much, much more!

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