Sat., January 19 – Sun., January 20

Let's try DNA analysis - BioTechWorkshop part 1


Sat., January 19 – Sun., January 20

In recent years, biotechnologies such as genetic testing has become increasing well-known in society.  In hopes that bio will become even more familiar to the general population, we are kicking off the "Let's try" series.  What can we actually do with biotechnology?  Our goal to is to get a sense of how biotechnology is used in three phases "seeing", "editing" and "creating" life.

For this session, we will start by conducting a simplified DNA test experiment, and we will focus on a portion of the DNA sequence of a cow and a pig and "see" the differences.  On the first day of the experiment, DNA will be extracted from the liver, and the corresponding DNA region will be replicated and cut into fragments of differing lengths.  On the following day, the fragments will be grouped together for "visualization".  This will be a two day session where you will learn about the basics of biotechnology while working hands on with equipment such as pipettes and get to understand better biotechnology.

Schedule and Curriculum
Day 1:
January 19th, 2019 (Sat) 10:00-15:00
Duration: 5 hours
1.  Overall explanation of the experiment
2.  DNA preparation
3.  Replication using PCR
4.  Cleaving using restriction enzymes

Day 2:
January 20th, 2019 (Sun) 10:00-13:00
Duration: 3 hours
5. Separation by electrophoresis
6. Analysis by blue LED viewing

Course types and participation costs
A.  Two day participation in workshop  - 12,000 JPY
B.  Two day participation in workshop + Instruction on experimental steps (several hours to be held on a weekday)
* Those enrolled in course B can become an instructor for future experiments after the second day is completed.  There will be appropriate monetary compensation at that time.  - 15,000 JPY
C.  Midway participation for the second day only - 8,000 JPY
★We have closed applications since we have reached enrollment capacity.
Please wait for the next session to be announced.

Application Deadline:
January 5th, 2019, 12:00
Please apply by sending an email by the deadline.  We will inform you of the payment methods and the payment deadline.

Please apply to: 
(Instructor: JK Chan)

Bioclub (GabCafe MTRL)
Dogenzaka Pia Building 2F
1-22-7 Dogenzaka
Shibuya, Tokyo

Enrollment: Minimum 3 persons, Maximum, 5 persons

Age:  High School and older

No vacant tables



Employed at a multinational securities firm. Has held reading sessions of "High School Biology textbooks" for working people since 2010. Speaker at the Roppongi Hills "Asakatsu" (morning activity) event on the same theme. Completed MIT's "7.00x Secret of Life" MOOC course. Currently struggling his way into BIO studies.

Daniel Sangorrin

Works with embedded Linux. DIY and electronic kit building, he has been an exhibitor at Maker Faire. He has been interested in BIO since a young age. He is particularly interested in the reasons why we age. After completing several course at edX, he participates at BioClub in order to conduct experiments at an actual lab. He is still studying, but looks forward to meeting you.

No vacant tables