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Make the Bio-Rad Explorer Program a part of your professional development plans by attending our free teacher workshops offered at conferences around the U.S. and Canada. Learn to integrate hands-on molecular biology lab activities into your biology lessons. From career entry to subject mastery, Bio-Rad's workshops provide standards-based professional development for educators at the middle school, high school, and undergraduate levels.


Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

2022 Dates  Conference  Location
September 22 Hands-On with Antibodies, Antigens, and their Diagnostic Uses
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Online
September 27 Hands-On Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration with Algae Beads
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Online
October 4 Introduction to Enzymes, Kinetics, and Real-World Applications
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Online
October 13 Biotech Takeoff! Support for Launching a Successful Biotech Program
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Online
October 14–16 CASE (California Science Education Conference) Palm Springs, CA
October 18 Get Running with Electrophoresis and PCR!
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Online
October 21 ACUBE (Association of College and University Biology Educators) Online
October 25 PCR Amplified: Advanced Topics & Techniques
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Online
October 26-28 National Health Science Conference (NCHSE) Charleston, SC
November 1 Exploring Genetic Linkages to Disease with Fast DNA Electrophoresis
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Online
November 10–13 NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Annual Conference
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Indianapolis, IN
November 30–December 3 ACTE (Association for Career & Technical Education) CareerTech VISION Las Vegas, NV
December 8 Hands-On Gene Regulation & Genetic Engineering with the pGLO Bacterial Transformation Kit
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Online
December 13 Personalized Medicine: CRISPR Therapies Transforming Medicine Now!
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Online
December 15 Hands-On Chromosomal Gene Editing with the Out of the Blue CRISPR Kit
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Online
 

Past Conferences and Workshops

2022 Dates  Conference  Location
January 27 CRISPR Gene Editing: Hands-On Cut and Repair Online
March 9
 
CRISPR in the Classroom: Introduction to Gene Editing, Modeling CRISPR-Cas9, and Applications Online
March 10
 
CRISPR Gene Editing: Hands-On Cut and Repair Online
March 22 Express Yourself: Modeling Gene Expression and Regulation Online
March 31–
April 3
NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) National Conference
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Houston, TX
April 6 Using ELISA to Detect Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybeans Online
April 12 The Science Behind the Medicine: CRISPR Diagnostics and Treatments Online
April 19 Biotech Takeoff! Supports for Launching a Successful Biotech Program Online
May 18 Discover CRISPR Therapies that are Transforming Medicine in Your Students' Lifetimes Online
May 24 The Plight of the Bumble Bee: Genetic Biodiversity of Bees Online
June 7 Bacterial Transformation Part 1: Essential Genetic Engineering and Gene Expression Concepts, and How-To Model with Students Online
June 16 Bacterial Transformation Part 2: Hands-On Lab Experience with the pGLO Bacterial Transformation Kit Online
June 21 Bacterial Transformation Part 3: Applications and Connections for Your Course Online
June 22–25 HOSA International Leadership Conference Nashville, TN
July 12 Illuminating Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration for Students: Hands-On Inquiry Lab Experience with Algae Beads Online
July 19 From 'Shroom to Zoom: Hands-On Lab Experience Connecting Student Bioprospecting, Kinetics, Ecology, and Engineering Online
July 21–23 NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) National Conference
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Chicago, IL
August 2 CRISPR Part 1: Essential Gene Editing Concepts and How-To Model with Students Online
August 11 CRISPR Part 2: Hands-On Lab Experience with the Out of the Blue CRISPR Kit Online
August 16 CRISPR Part 3: Applications and Connections for Your Course Online
 
 
2021 Dates  Conference  Location
June 29–July 1 ASMCUE (American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators) Online
October 15 Advanced PCR Techniques Webinar Series in Partnership with InnovATEBIO
Advanced PCR Techniques: From Theory to Tracking Viruses in Wastewater
Online
October 16 ACUBE (Association of College and Undergraduate Biology Educators) Online
October 28–30 NSTA (National Science Teaching Association) Area Conference
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Portland, OR
October 29
 
Advanced PCR Techniques Webinar Series in Partnership with InnovATEBIO
Real-Time, Quantitative PCR (qPCR): Theory and Real-World Assay Design
Online
November 5 Advanced PCR Techniques Webinar Series in Partnership with InnovATEBIO
Advanced PCR: Pedagogical Challenges and Strategies
Online
November 11–13 NSTA (National Science Teaching Association) Area Conference
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National Harbor, MD
November 11–14 NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Annual Conference
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Atlanta, GA
December 9–11 NSTA (National Science Teaching Association) Area Conference
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Los Angeles, CA
December 9 CRISPR Gene Editing: Hands-On Cut and Repair Online
December 16 CRISPR Gene Editing: Modeling, Genotyping, and Applications Online
 
 
2020 Dates  Conference  Location
July 8 ASMCUE (American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators)
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Online
October 16–18 CASE (California Association of Science Educators) Annual Conference
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Online
October 24–25 ACUBE (Association of College and Undergraduate Biology Educators)
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Online
November 5–7 STAT (Science Teachers of Texas) CAST
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Online
November 6–7 NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Annual Conference
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Online
November 13–15 NSTA (National Science Teaching Association) Engage: Fall20 Conference
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Online
 
 
2019 Dates  Conference  Location
April 11–14 NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) National Conference
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St. Louis, MO
June 18–21 ABLE (Association for Biology Laboratory Education) Conference Ottawa, ON
July 24–26 NSTA (National Science Teaching Association) STEM Forum & Expo San Francisco, CA
July 25–28 ASBMB (American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Transforming Undergraduate Education in the Molecular Life Sciences San Antonio, TX
August 1–4 ASMCUE (American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators)
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Tysons, VA
August 7–9 NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Advancing the Introductory Biology Experience Chevy Chase, MD
October 18–20 CSTA (California Science Teachers Association) Annual Conference
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San Jose, CA
October 24–26 NSTA (National Science Teaching Association) Area Conference
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Salt Lake City, UT
October 24–25 ACUBE (Association of College and Undergraduate Biology Educators) Syracuse, NY
November 6–8 NCHSE (National Consortium for Health Science Education) Annual Conference Saint Louis, MO
November 14–16 NSTA (National Science Teaching Association) Area Conference
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Cincinnati, OH
November 14–17 NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Annual Conference
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Chicago, IL
November 21–23 STAT (Science Teachers of Texas) CAST
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Dallas, TX
December 12–14 NSTA (National Science Teaching Association) Area Conference
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Seattle, WA