• Biotechnology Labs

    •  Lab Olympics
      • Reacquaint lab capabilities
    • Soap Lab
      • Test quality of soaps, antiseptics, and hand sanitizers on common bacteria
      • Cost analysis as well
    • Dirty $ lab
      • What microbes grow on money?
      • Search for E. coli
    • UV Lab
      • Utilizing UV radiation, we create a RESISTANT STRAIN of E. coli
      • We relate the importance of MUTATION to the survival of a species
    • Shapes of Bacteria Lab
      • Microscopic evaluation of shapes of bacteria
    • Gram Staining lab
      • Classify microbes utilizing Gram Staining technique
      • Understand differences between + and - bacteria
        • differences in cell wall
    • Transformation
      • Inserting a bioengineered plasmid into E. coli
      • Cloning the gene from a firefly to make the bacteria glow
      • Means of introducing variation into bacterial species
      • Explains antibiotic multi-resistant microbes 
      • Calculations of efficiency
    • Transduction
      • Using bacteriaphage (virus) to insert bioengineered DNA into E. coli
      • Seen as introducing variation
      • Helps explain antibiotic multi-resistant strains of bacteria
    • DNA Extraction
      • Extract DNA from living source (Flaxseed)

    Apply to evidence analysis

      •  GMO foods
        • Testing foods for genetic modification 
      • ELISA test
        • Enzyme Linked Immunoassay analysis
        • Simulate an AIDS test
      • Paternity Test
        • Application of restriction enzymes to paternity testing
        • 1st electrophoresis experiment
      • Fingerprinting
        • #1- Balloon
          • enlarge print to see minutiae
          • ID 5
        • #2- Cyanoacrylate
          • raise latent print in fumigation chamber
        • #3- Dust for prints
      • Blood type
        • ID perp in a break-in with blood type
        • Add antibodies to blood, compare positives to the known suspect
      • Blood Splatter
        • Comparing differences in height
        • Multiple drip recognition
        • Different effects of surfaces on drip patterns
        • Angular determination
        • Velocity comparison/determination
          • Low
          • High
        • Analysis of transfer mechanisms
      • Hair & Fiber Lab
        • ID different types of fibers
        • ID different examples of hair
        • Differentiate different animal hairs
        • Identify UNKNOWN samples
      • Electrophoresis lab
        • Obtain and process 6 samples of DNA
          • crime scene, 5 suspects
          • combine with restriction enzymes
          • run through gel electrophoresis
        • See results on other page on my website