Whether you are a total novice who just wants to try your hands, or an accomplished scientist looking to explore something new, classes are a great way to get started in the HiveBio Community. Classes are $15 to non members + material fees.
Here is our current listing of classes:
Reschedule TBD, 1pm Lecture by Dr. Azra Suko: A sweet solution to fuel troubles
With the inevitable depletion of the world’s oil supply, there has been an increasing worldwide interest in finding new renewable and biobased energy sources. Lignocellulosic materials such as agricultural residues, forestry, municipal wastes and other low-cost biomasses are an abundant and renewable source of sugar substrate that could be fermented to biofuels and biochemicals.
Dr. Azra Suko, a graduate of the University of Washington Biofuels and Bioproducts Laboratory, will present a lecture titled A Sweet Solution to Fuel Troubles, and will be available for questions and discussion on these topics. Dr. Suko is an expert in the production of biofuels and biochemicals via fermentation process, and holds a patent and three recent publications about biofuels and biochemicals.
January 25, 1 pm Introduction to Microscopy
Cort Bouldin, Ph.D. will lead a workshop on the basics of microscopy and imaging. Get a view of the microscopic world of developmental biology, and learn how to capture and manage microscopy images using the NIH’s free image processing software, ImageJ.
Dr. Bouldin is a developmental biologist who uses zebrafish to study how humans develop. In this workshop, he will share samples of his work, giving students a chance to learn about developmental biology generally, and specifically how to view specimens via a light microscope. Dr. Bouldin will share his research, as well demonstrate how time lapse photography can be used in research.
In this class, we will be using the cell phone microscopes that have been built in previous workshops. If you have one you want to bring, that’s great. Otherwise, we will provide microscopes for students.
Registration is now closed
TBD January, Discussion of the Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. Decision
Gary Myles, Ph.D. and Attorney at Law will give a lecture and lead discussion about this important supreme court ruling that found that human genes could not be patented.
Most of our classes can be individually scheduled to accommodate groups. If you have a group of 10 people interested in any of our classes, including the Smartphone to Digital Microscope Workshop, Basics of Biology, or Brain Dissection, contact us to set up group rates and times. Don’t have 10? We may still be able to accommodate your group.
Contact HiveBio@gmail.com to set up group sessions
October 27, 2013 – Basics of Biology Lab
November 13, 2013 – Introduction to Intellectual Property
November 17, 2013 – Smartphone to Digital Microscope Workshop
December 7, 2013 – Introduction to Proteins with FoldIt
January 18th, 2014 – Sheep Brain Dissection