Citizen DNA Barcode Network (CDBN)

We offer training for local and national informal science/nature center and conservation organization staff who are interested in collaborating with the DNALC to host Citizen DNA Barcode Network events. Staff must attend a DNA barcoding workshop before they may host CDBN programming. In the DNA barcoding workshop, participants will be introduced to the program, and learn campaign organism collection techniques, all the biochemical and bioinformatics techniques required for DNA barcoding, and how to implement DNA barcoding activities that align with collaborator programming.

Please contact us to inquire about training opportunities for out-of-state facilities, or to be connected with local trained faculty who may assist with event planning and implementation for trained collaborators.


DNA Barcoding Workshop–Citizen DNA Barcode Network

Funded by the NIH NIGMS Science Education Partnership Award

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center (DNALC) is offering a three-day, in-person workshop through our Discover Life in America collaborators on DNA barcoding for the community-science driven Citizen DNA Barcode Network (CDBN) program. Applicants to this free workshop in Tennessee should be confirmed collaborators of CDBN.

*The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE).

March 29-31, 2023, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. EDT
at Twin Creeks Science and Education Center, Gatlinburg, TN

Travel and housing will NOT be covered by the DNALC.

Participants in this workshop will learn:

  • Introduction to DNA barcoding and biodiversity
  • Sample documentation
  • Chelex DNA extraction
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Bioinformatics–DNA Subway’s Blue Line
  • Phylogenetics
  • rogram implementation

Please register at the following link by Tuesday, March 28, 2023.

Register for the workshop