Grow Your Own: Green Yeast for St. Patrick’s Day

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Date(s) - Sunday, March 17, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Biotech Without Borders

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How do genetic engineers work with yeast? Come to this fun St. Patrick’s Day workshop and find out! You will learn how Saccharomyces cerevisiae (brewer’s yeast) became an important laboratory model for higher cells (eucaryotes) and how it is being used today as a workhorse microbe to produce everything from drugs to perfume. We’ll cover all the information you need to grow this organism and keep it happy in the lab. And of course, we’ll load a genetic program producing a glowing green protein (GFP) into some laboratory yeast in honor of the holiday.

About the Grow Your Own series of workshops

Biotech Without Borders is excited to present this new series of workshops designed to get you started in the care and feeding of various classical laboratory organisms, including bacteria, yeast, plants and human cells. Each module is independent, and will earn you a new stamp in your Biotechniques Passport.