Eligible UBP teams may register to attend Open Labs after school and on select Saturdays. To be eligible, each UBP team must have an accepted proposal. Each UBP team must also enter collection data on the Barcode Project Sample Database at least one day prior to their first Open Lab. Teams who fail to enter their data cannot attend Open Labs.
Teams must sign up at least one week in advance Open Lab dates. Mentors must be present with their students at all times. Due to renovations in the DNALC NYC building, some dates in March and April (indicated with * are subject to change.
Note that you must be logged in to your DNA Barcoding Project Portal account to register for Open Labs.
Open Lab dates for the 2022-2023 year are:
|DNA Extraction||Tuesday||December 13, 2022||3:30 pm–6:30 pm||DNALC NYC|
|Saturday||December 17, 2022||9:30 am–4:00 pm||DNALC NYC|
|Thursday||January 12, 2023||3:30 pm–6:30 pm||DNALC NYC|
|Saturday||January 21, 2023||9:30 am–4:00 pm||Harlem DNA Lab|
|Tuesday||January 31, 2023||3:30 pm–6:30 pm||DNALC NYC|
|PCR & Gel Electrophoresis||Thursday||February 2, 2023||3:30 pm–5:30 pm||Harlem DNA Lab|
|Tuesday||February 14, 2023||3:30 pm–6:30 pm||DNALC NYC|
|Wednesday||March 1, 2023 *||3:30 pm–6:30 pm||DNALC NYC|
|Saturday||March 11, 2023 *||9:30 am–4:00 pm||DNALC NYC|
|Wednesday||March 15, 2023 *||3:30 pm–6:30 pm||DNALC NYC|
|Saturday||March 25, 2023||9:30 am–4:00 pm||Harlem DNA Lab|
|Monday||March 27, 2023 *||3:30 pm–6:30 pm||DNALC NYC|
|DNA Sequencing & DNA Subway Analyzing Results & Creating Posters||Saturday||April 1, 2023 *||9:30 am–4:00 pm||DNALC NYC|
|Tuesday||April 18, 2023||3:30 pm–5:30 pm||Harlem DNA Lab||Monday||April 24, 2023 *||3:30 pm–6:30 pm||DNALC NYC|
|Saturday||April 29, 2023 *||9:30 am–4:00 pm||DNALC NYC|
DNALC NYC at City Tech, 62 Tillary Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201
(Corner of Tillary and Adams Streets) [Get directions]
Harlem DNA Lab, 2351 First Avenue at 120th Street, East Harlem, New York 10035 [Get directions]
Footlocker Kits from the DNALC NYC at City Tech support in-school implementation of Urban Barcode Project labs. Teachers or mentors must submit an online request from their DNA Barcoding Project Portal account in order to pick-up the footlocker kit.
Two types of kits are available for loan: