Teaching Teachers about Synthetic Biology

Natalie Kuldell is an accomplished instructor at MIT where she teaches biological engineering, including synthetic biology and design. She has also recently set up the BioBuilder web site which is geared towards providing educational and other resources for the synthetic biology community. In addition to her many other activities she has also started introducing high school teachers to synthetic biology during a week long workshop. You can find a recent interview with Natalie Kuldell at Nature EdCast where he talks more about here work.

The image below shows one experiment the high school teachers carried out. Some of you may recognize the TinkerCell logo in the petri dish formed out of bacteria that have a gene turned on in the presence of light.

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