Our science teacher, Mrs. Michelle Dean, attended the BioBuilder workshop at Northwestern University in early August. Mrs. Dean learned about the developing field of synthetic biology. At the workshop, a master BioBuilder teacher and Northwestern Ph.D. students presented background information about the field of synthetic biology and worked with the participants in the laboratory. Teachers participated in four synthetic biology lab experiences and an engineering project.
Mrs. Dean plans on implementing synthetic biology in her biotechnology class this semester and next year in biology and AP biology.