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iLabs: Some Topics We’ll Explore This Year!

July 20, 2013

Outside of our Micro World Investigate Lab, there’s a new info sheet for visitors to take. Essentially, it is a heads-up on new class topics we’ll be exploring this coming year.  Final details still need to be worked out and class dates set, but here is an overview of the kinds of things we’ll be getting into, thanks to Biogen:


Museum receives Biogen Idec Foundation Grant for New Health Science Programs!!!!

Thanks to a $100,000 Biogen Idec Foundation* Grant made to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, we will be developing an innovative new health and research science curriculum.

The classes will utilize extensive hands-on learning and experimentation in such topics as:

  • Osmosis, Dialysis and Acid-Base chemistry in hypertension, heart, lung and kidney diseases
  • Mechanisms behind Sickle Cell Anemia
  • HIV, Cancer and the Immune System
  • Microbiology – infection, diagnosis & treatment
  • Epidemiology & Bioterrorism
  • Clinical Drug Development, Genetic  Engineering & Bio-manufacturing
  • Human Cell Biology
  •  Green Fluorescent Protein – Past, Present & Future
  • PCR, Electrophoresis, DNA Sequencing and Bioinformatics
  • Bioethics
  • Scientific Method, Critical Thinking, Questioning & Defending Skills
  • Pollution: Detection & Monitoring with Bioluminescence
  • Pollution: Bioremediation with Bacteria and Fungi
  • Pollution: Prevention with Green Methods Such as Biofuels
  • Pollution: Toxicology and Human Health
  • Fungi and the Chemistry of Enzymes

Stay tuned for more details and class schedule, out later this summer!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. MK Starr permalink
    August 20, 2013 7:24 am

    Can you offer a place where we can sign up to be notified when you have determined the dates of these classes? I keep checking online, and am afraid I will forget/miss it.

    • August 29, 2013 9:53 am

      I am putting a post up today with updates on what’s coming for classes, when, where to register, etc. We are getting close!!! Thank you for your interest! Deb

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