bio-art class

I was fortunate enough to hold one of Jennifer Willet’s bio-art classes, which she organizes at The Arts & Genomics Center. We’ve covered a basic DNA transformation experiment, basically following the pGLO kit from BIO-RAD. We’ve also poured some vessels brought in by the participants with agar containing the already transformed bacteria, which should turn fluorescent as they grow.

In hindsight, of course, there were some points which could have been done better. For example, some activities could only be done sequentially by the 8 groups in the class, as the material had to be passed around. Had I prepared everything available for all groups, they could have worked in parallel. Also, waiting for the agar to build up and than cool down just takes soooo much time…

Some of the pictures in the gallery were made by Jennifer Willet.

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  1. bio.display » results of the Vivoarts class Says:

    […] Willet has posted some pictures which were the results of the bio-art class I held on DNA transformation using bacteria and green fluorescent […]

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