CCC-Biotech-summer Camp is an innovative summer experience for rising juniors and seniors in high school. Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory experiences, students learn the principles of biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, and then learn how these processes are applied to real biotechnology jobs in the bay area and elsewhere.
Session 1: Hands on Environmental Biotechnology
Discovery of antibiotics from soil microbes. In section 0875 of BIOSC875N, isolate and test whether microbes found in soil can produce the next generation of antibiotics. Experience this fun introduction to microbiology, the scientific process, and modern laboratory techniques. This is an in-person class in the new science center on CCC’s campus.
2 week session June 12 – June 22 : 9AM – 12:10PM Monday-Thursday
Session 3: Green technology for the next-generation biofuels
In section 0877 of BIOSC875N, develop and test bio-based alternatives to petroleum-based gasoline and other fuels. Will algae be the renewable resource that lets us keep driving our cars? Grow, harvest, and test these microorganisms in our photobioreactors. Do genetic tests to analyze DNA and how it can be modified to produce the best biofuels. Use a full range of lab equipment to conduct scientific experiments, and capture your results to share with others. This is an in-person class in the new science center on CCC’s campus.
2 week session July 10 – July 20 : 9AM – 12:10PM Monday-Thursday
Session 2: Explore the CRISPR Revolution
CRISPR From Discovery to Application: In section 0876 of BIOSC875N, re-trace the steps of scientists who found and developed this groundbreaking technology used to modify DNA in genomes. Understand the fundamentals of CRISPR engineering at a molecular level and apply it with hands on labs. Do sample collection, data analysis, work with fluorescent proteins in a scientific process using sophisticated lab tools. Share your discoveries, ideas, and critiques with the community. This is an in-person class in the new science center on CCC’s campus
2 week session June 26 – July 7 : 9AM – 12:10PM Monday-Thursday