July 6-24, 2015Monday – Friday, 8:30 – noon

Registration for the 2015 Summer Short Course will open March 11, 2015.


Synthetic Biology is one of the newest fields in the world of science. It is best described as the intersection of engineering and biology with a promising future focused on solving some of the world’s biggest challenges in health, energy and agriculture.The Short Course will highlight key design challenges in synthetic biology and provide interaction with research labs and biotechnology companies working in the field.

Try your hand at some of the techniques that support synthetic biology:

  • DNA extraction
  • Restriction enzyme digest and analysis
  • Bacterial transformation
  • PCR Amplification
  • Bioinformatics

Requirements: Students must have completed grade 10, 11 or 12 during the Spring of 2015.

Cost: $400. Non-refundable deposit of $100 will be paid upon registration.