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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

2023 Dates  Conference  Location
January 18 Hands-On Enzyme Lab: Connecting Ecology to Biochemical Evolution
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Online
February 7 How I Built It: An Introductory Biotech Course
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Online
February 15 CRISPR in the Classroom: Introduction to CRISPR Discovery and Concepts, and How To Model with Students
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Online
February 21 Using Bioinformatics to Design CRISPR-Based Treatments for Genetic Diseases
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Online
March 30 Using Model Organisms to Teach Neurobiology, Cell Signaling, and Behavior: Hands-on C. elegans Lab
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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
September 22 Hands-On with Antibodies, Antigens, and their Diagnostic Uses Online
September 27 Hands-On Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration with Algae Beads Online
October 4 Introduction to Enzymes, Kinetics, and Real-World Applications Online
October 13 Biotech Takeoff! Support for Launching a Successful Biotech Program Online
October 14–16 CASE (California Science Education Conference)
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Palm Springs, CA
October 18 Get Running with Electrophoresis and PCR! Online
October 21 ACUBE (Association of College and University Biology Educators) Online
October 25 PCR Amplified: Advanced Topics & Techniques Online
October 26-28 National Health Science Conference (NCHSE) Charleston, SC
November 1 Exploring Genetic Linkages to Disease with Fast DNA Electrophoresis Online
November 10–13 NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Annual Conference 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 Online
December 13 Personalized Medicine: CRISPR Therapies Transforming Medicine Now! Online
December 15 Hands-On Chromosomal Gene Editing with the Out of the Blue CRISPR Kit 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