Das Gläserne Labor beteiligt sich am Hacking Health Workshop am 12. März 2016 in Berlin.
After a thrilling workshop last year where the participants mastered basic electronic prototyping, this year we’ll have our hands on genetic tools. With our next workshop we are inviting developers & engineers, doctors, nurses and designers to learn basic genetic techniques in a real scientific lab!
The participants will become gene scientists for a day and look into their own genetic fingerprint - a small portion of DNA that is very likely to be different in all unrelated individuals. In this way, an individual can be unambiguously identified during forensic analysis or the degree of kinship determined such as in paternity testing.
You will explore your genetic fingerprint by means of the so called Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) - a key method in any gene lab that amplifies a specific piece of DNA almost indefinitely, making it possible to recover information from very small or degraded samples. Apart from forensics, PCR is very useful in detecting traces of genetically-modified food or identifying disease-causing agents early upon infection.
But no worries! During this workshop you will work with your own or otherwise harmless genetic material and the experienced staff scientists will be there at every moment to ensure all procedures are being performed correctly.
Equipped with new biological skills and inspired by fresh insights, participants will make powerful interdisciplinary teams of the future to tackle tough challenges in digital healthcare e.g. during following Hackathons.
- 12th March 2016 @Gläsernes Labor - Campus Berlin-Buch, Robert-Rössle-Str. 10, in 13125 Berlin
- 40 participants, multidisciplinary
- 1 hour introduction, 4 hours of workshop, coffee break with snacks
The participants will team up in groups of two to fuel interaction (1 DNA analysis per group)
Dr. med. Akira-Sebastian Poncette
Jovana Matić PhD
Photo Credit: Rademacher