DIYBio: Self-cloning Bacteria (AKA genetic modification for beginners)

Bio Hacking in Manchester

Title: DIYBio: Self-cloning Bacteria (AKA genetic modification for beginners)
Location: 44 Edge Street
Date: 30-08-2012
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

Self-cloning is a super simple form of genetic modification, which involves recreating the behaviour of naturally occurring bacteria in a (DIY!) laboratory environment using contemporary microbiology techniques. We’ll be running through the Transformer protocol from the NCBE on the night, modifying K12 lab-grade e.coli to express the enzyme lactase and turn their living environment blue!

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NB. We recommend you bring something that could pass as proper lab attire.