Summer workshop in metagenomics: one week plus eight students equals gigabases of cloned DNA.

TitleSummer workshop in metagenomics: one week plus eight students equals gigabases of cloned DNA.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsRios-Velazquez C, Williamson LL, Cloud-Hansen KA, Allen HK, McMahon MD, Sabree ZL, Donato JJ, Handelsman J
JournalJournal of microbiology & biology education : JMBE
Volume12
Issue2
Pagination120-6
Date Published2011
Abstract

We designed a week-long laboratory workshop in metagenomics for a cohort of undergraduate student researchers. During this course, students learned and utilized molecular biology and microbiology techniques to construct a metagenomic library from Puerto Rican soil. Pre-and postworkshop assessments indicated student learning gains in technical knowledge, skills, and confidence in a research environment. Postworkshop construction of additional libraries demonstrated retention of research techniques by the students.

DOI10.3980/j.issn.2222-3959.2013.03.08
Alternate JournalJ Microbiol Biol Educ