Genspace is proud to announce our Brooklyn Barcoding Program—funded by the Richard Lounsbery Foundation. Our DNA barcoding initiative provides much-needed science outreach and STEAM education to the New York area.

 
 

GENOMICS Lecture Series

A key component of the Brooklyn Barcoding Program is a Genomics Lecture and Workshop series, which introduces our community to contemporary issues in genomic research. 


LECTURE 1: JUNE 6  7-9 pm

Christine Marizzi, PhD is the Manager of the Urban Barcode Project and an educator at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's DNA Learning Center.

Lecture 2: JULY 24 7-9 pm

Karen Hogan, PhD worked on introducing a inquiry-based multi-week metagenomics laboratory module to over 500 students in the introductory laboratory courses in the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Lecture 3: AUGUST 24 7-9 pm

Dr. Christopher Mason is currently an Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, with appointments at the Tri-Institutional Program in Computational Biology and Medicine between Cornell, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University, the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, and the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute.

 

 

Second Saturdays + Open Nights

Complementing our lecture series, we Genspace offers Second Saturdays and Open Nights where participants bring plants, fungi, or animals to our lab and identify them using DNA barcoding.


SECOND SATURDAYS: DNA BARCODING

AUGUST 12, 1PM-3PM

Ever wonder if that fish sandwhich is really all fish, that goats cheese is really goat or what plant species that weed in your yard is? Come find out. Every second Saturday we will open up our lab for DNA Barcoding. Get hands-on lab experience and learn how to read the code of life. BYOS (Bring Your Own Sample). 

 

BROOKLYN BARCODES: OPEN NIGHT

AUGUST 8, 7PM-9PM

Join Genspace for a relaxed night of hands-on science and discussion. Ever wonder if that fish sandwhich is really all fish, that goats cheese is really goat or what plant species that weed in your yard is? Come find out. BYOS (Bring Your Own Sample).


RESOURCES:

COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY'S DNA LEARNING CENTER BARCODING 101 PROTOCOL:

For guidance come to an Open Night, Second Saturday, Lecture or check out DNA Barcoding 101's RESOURCE LIST