AMBL Science Field Trip [Update]

Thanks to everybody who came out to the AMBL Science Field Trip! We hope you enjoyed the lessons on genetics, the AMBL Jeopardy (and it’s live music), and hope that you will continue to support the club in the future! Here are some photos from the field trip – please enjoy them!

AMBL Science Field Trip!

The Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory (AMBL) will be holding a special one-day Science Field Trip FREE for UBC iGEM members! You will be performing DNA fingerprinting analysis – commonly used by forensic scientists and CSI – to check for genetic elements in your own DNA. Using the powerful PCR technique, you will be isolating and amplifying your DNA then analyzing it for the Alu genetic element. This field trip promises to a fun and entertaining way to get into contemporary molecular biology! Where: Advanced Molecular Continue reading →

Movie night!

We are hosting a movie night, featuring GATTACA, to wrap things up for this term. It is will this Wednesday (April 7) from 5-7 in MSL 101. This is a good way to hang out, relax, and not think about project selection (although we will still be thinking about bioethics!) before finals are here. Popcorn will be provided!

Journal Club Meeting February 3rd, 2010

This week, Rafael Saer will be presenting a paper titled “Wiring photosystem I for direct solar hydrogen production” from Biochemistry. 2010 Jan 26;49(3):404-14. (PMID: 19947649) If anyone wants to read the paper beforehand and has trouble getting a hold of it, please send Eric Finlay (enfinlay at a message with your e-mail address so he can forward it to you. Please RSVP via doodle: or sign up to the Facebook event: Topic: Photosystem I for Direct Solar Hydrogen Production Presenter: Rafael Saer Continue reading →

Journal Club Meeting January 27th, 2010

Hey everybody, The next JC meeting is going to be held on the 27th of January 2010. The meeting will be back in our regular room (MSL 101) at our regular time (4:30). This week, Eric Finlay will be presenting a summary of Team BCCS-Bristol’s 2009 iGEM submission. Their team website can be found here: if anyone is interested. I hope everyone can make it out! So, in summary, here’s the details: * Date: 27 January 2010 * Time: 4:30PM – 5:30PM (please be Continue reading →