$150 – $300

Engineering the Molecular Architecture of Proteins

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Biotech Without Borders

33 Flatbush Avenue

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Brooklyn, New York 11217

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A 12-hour class in Four Weeknight Sessions - January 22nd-25th, 6-9PM

Proteins are the beautiful and magnificent molecular machines that keep us running, that build our body's structures, and allow us to perceive the world around us. When they go rogue, that's when a disease state happens. It has only been in the past thirty years or so that we have learned to engineer them to suit our own purposes, and to reverse damage. In this class you will learn to use 3D modeling software and public databases to visualize them. Then you will engineer a fluorescent green protein to turn a different color. You will also learn how to extract and purify the proteins you make.

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Dr. Ellen Jorgensen is president of Biotech Without Borders, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting science literacy and hands-on access to biotechnology. In 2009 she cofounded Genspace, named one of the World's Top 10 Innovative Companies in Education by Fast Company. Her efforts to promote low-cost bio-innovation are featured in Nature, Science, Discover, Wired, Make, BBC News, Dan Rather, PBS News, Discovery Channel, and The NY Times. She has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, spent many years in the biotechnology industry, and is faculty at Cooper Union. Her TED talks (Biohacking: You Can Do It Too and What You Need To Know About CRISPR) have received over 2M views. Fast Company named her one of their Most Creative Leaders in Business.

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