Adventures in Biotechnology

The Biogen Community Lab in Research Triangle Park, N.C., is hosting week-long Adventures in Biotechnology free summer lab programs for high school students.  At Biogen’s Adventures in Biotechnology program, students will conduct a hands-on lab project, meet and interact with scientists and other biotech professionals, and they will get an inside view of a biotech company! Students will learn about the drug development process while also learning and doing a series of biotech laboratory techniques. Each day will focus on lab work, but there will also be opportunities to hear from and speak with employees from a wide range of departments. The laboratory component for most of the sessions will focus on modifying DNA in order to produce and purify green fluorescent protein! To accomplish this, students will learn and do the following techniques: bacterial transformation, site-directed mutagenesis, protein extraction, affinity purification and PAGE. But don’t worry if students are not familiar with these lab techniques - that’s what they will learn during the program!

 Session I: June 24-28
 Session II: July 22-26
 Session III: July 29-Aug 2

Each session meets daily from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M., but only until 1 P.M. on Friday.  Lunch is provided.



Registration opens on February 25th and closes on March 11th.


5000 Davis Drive
RTP, N.C. 27709