Citizen DNA Barcode Network (CDBN)
COLLABORATOR TRAINING

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.

TRAINING WORKSHOP

CANCELLED 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 two-day, in-person workshop on DNA barcoding for the community-science driven Citizen DNA Barcode Network (CDBN) program. Applicants to this free workshop should be confirmed collaborators of CDBN. High school science teachers* on Long Island with an interest in implementing authentic research experiences with students through Barcode Long Island (BLI) are also welcome to apply.

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

September 28-29, 2022, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. EDT
at Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

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
  • Program implementation

DNA Barcoding Workshop

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center is offering a one-day, in-person DNA barcoding wet-lab training. Applicants to this free workshop should be confirmed collaborators of CDBN. High school science teachers on Long Island with an interest in implementing authentic research experiences with students through Barcode Long Island are also welcome to apply. Trained mentors interested in a program refresher are also encouraged to attend.

Election Day, November 8, 2022, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. EDT
at Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Register for the workshop

(Register by November 2, 2022)

Participants in this workshop will learn:

  • Introduction to DNA barcoding and biodiversity
  • Sample collection and documentation
  • Chelex DNA extraction
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Program implementation

A virtual bioinformatics training will be organized for a later date, following receipt of DNA barcode sequence data..