SF/Bay Area ABE Workshops
In order to be eligible to teach the ABE curriculum and receive materials, regardless of prior experience, teachers must complete one of our ABE professional development workshops. All workshops are held at The Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, CA, unless otherwise noted. Workshops are free of charge, with breakfast and lunch provided. Please note that we do not have the funding to pay attendees, sub fees, or mileage or other travel costs. Workshop dates and registration links are posted below as they are scheduled.
If you have already participated in one of our ABE workshops but would like to attend again as a refresher, you are welcome to do so. There is not limit to the number of workshops you may attend.
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Abridged Series Workshop
This two-day, weekend workshop covers the Abridged Series of the ABE curriculum, including an introduction to micropipettes and gel electrophoresis, plasmid digestion, confirmation of digestion via electrophoresis, and bacterial transformation. The workshop is normally offered twice a year, once in Fall and once in Winter. Please note you must attend both days (9am-4pm) of the workshop.
Workshop dates for the 2023-2024 school year have not been announced. Please check back for updates.
Complete Series Workshop
This five-day, summer workshop covers the Complete Series of the ABE curriculum, including an introduction to micropipettes and gel electrophoresis, plasmid digestion, plasmid ligation, confirmation of digestion and ligation via electrophoresis, bacterial transformation, colony PCR, and protein purification. The workshop is normally offered once a year, in early Summer. Please note you must attend all five days (9am-4pm) of the workshop to qualify to teach the Complete Series.
The Summer 2023 workshop will be held June 12-16. Sign up below if you are interested.
If you have previously attended an ABE Complete Series workshop that did not include the Colony PCR laboratory you can sign up below to attend only the Colony PCR day on June 15.