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
We are excited to welcome Chris Mason as the third lecturer in the series. The Mason lab is discovering and designing genomes for Earth, Mars, and beyond.
Lecture 4: SEPTEMBER 7 7-9 pm
Kadija Ferryman, PhD and Sabrina Suckiel will present their research on the motivations and concerns of early adopters of whole genome sequencing tests. Examine the bioethics surrounding genetic sequencing.
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
SEPTEMBER 26, 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).
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.