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M - Intermediate

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This workshop teaches students how to apply and use a variety of molecular genetic and cellular laboratory techniques at Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL).

Students learn how to do basic molecular genetic techniques, including some subset of DNA extraction, RNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, cloning, and bioinformatics. Students work on how to carry out a research design around a specific question, and how to carry out the research and interpret results.

The material will be taught around a research question that the group will work on for a one-week period over spring break. The course is taught by various MDIBL research staff. Successful completion of the workshop requires attendance for the entire week.


One class in cellular and molecular biology (Biology 1 counts) or genetics, and permission of instructors.

Always visit the Registrar's Office for the official course catalog and schedules.