Week 1:

Sunday

Check-in and registration
Welcome, orientation and content survey
Paperwork
Reception

Monday

Tour of HudsonAlpha
DNA basics and extraction
Biomolecules and enzymes

Tuesday

Identifying misconceptions in genetics
Addressing misconceptions in genetics
Cell structure and function
Evening event

Wednesday

Mitosis
Cell cycle regulation and Cancer
Talk from a HudsonAlpha researcher on Cancer
Field trip
Project and planning time

Thursday

DNA sequencing
Tour of HudsonAlpha sequencing laboratories
Central dogma
Genetic variation
Talk from a HudsonAlpha Associate Company

Friday

RNAi Technology
Meiosis
Karyotyping
Talk from a HudsonAlpha faculty member
Project and planning time

Saturday/Sunday

Participants are on their own to investigate Huntsville area attraction outings (i.e. U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Monte Sane State Park, etc.) or go home
 

Week 2:

Monday

Pedigree and cancer genetics laboratory
Human variation
Tour of HudsonAlpha Research Labs
Lesson/Unit planning
Evening event

Tuesday

Personalized medicine and complex genetics
Touching Triton online module
Personal genomics
Epigenetics
Biotechnology basics
Transformations
Lesson/Unit planning

Wednesday

Genetic engineering
Genetically modified organisms
Gene therapy
Project and planning time

Thursday

GTAC poster due
Data discussion
Genome Cache
Infectious disease
National science standards
New findings in Biotechnology

Friday

GTAC poster session
Program evaluations
Grants and professional development
Lunch and closing
Tub distribution

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