Camp BIOmed Information

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Camp venue: eaton hall , seattle pacific university, Introducing: two weeks of csi at Bellevue College, bellevue   

NWABR's 2018 Camp BIOmed:

Camp BIOmed, a science summer camp for high school students, will run from July 9 to August 17 2018. NWABR offers four exciting tracks: Cancer Laboratory and basics of biology - The Molecular Biology of Cancer - good cells gone bad, Next Gen Science - Origami of Life & Bioinformatics, and CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) - Solve a murder mystery , and Genetic Engineering: Recombinant DNA Technology.  Scroll down for details on all camps!

All students entering into Grades 9-12 in the fall of 2018 are welcome to register and attend. Each camp costs $675 for non-members and $600 for early bird registrants & employees of member institutions. Camp will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM (M-F) for a week in the laboratory facilities at Seattle Pacific University. Every Friday, NWABR will hold a Culminating Expo from 1 PM to 3 PM where the campers from all the three camps will come together, present their work, and share their experiences from the camp with their friends and family.   



 - NWABR comes to Bellevue- With the overwhelming response from last year, NWABR is increasing its stay in Bellevue by offering two weeks of its most popular camp theme - CSI: Solve a murder mystery , running from (August 6-10 & Aug 13-17) at Bellevue College 



Genetic Engineering: Recombinant DNA Technology

The genetic engineering camp introduces students to recombinant DNA techniques and its practical applications. The curriculum will provide students with an overview of modern biotechnology, genetic engineering and gene regulation. Students will also gain an understanding for how scientists isolate genes away from the genome through cloning and/or PCR, which is key to investigate a gene’s function.

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Meet the instructor: Dr. Sarah Louie

CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Camp: Solve a murder mystery

Camp BIOmed brings back its most sought-after camp track - CSI! The campers will learn and apply various forensic and molecular biology techniques, including DNA fingerprinting via gel electrophoresis , ELISAs (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays), blood typing, heart dissection, blood typing, latent fingerprinting and blood spatter analysis.  Towards the end of the week, campers take charge of a mock crime scene and use what they've learned to solve the mystery on their own!

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Meet the instructor : Mansi Kaushik  Gina Ann Vickrey






The Molecular Biology of Cancer- good cells gone bad

What is cancer? Why is it so hard to cure? What are the current approaches and techniques being used by research scientists to fight this devastating disease? In this hands-on laboratory camp students will learn the cellular and molecular basis of cancer and its causes and have an opportunity to perform some of the fundamental lab techniques that are the foundation of cancer research. Students will learn current laboratory protocols for techniques that include DNA restriction digest, gel electrophoresis, ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay), and microarrays. Students will also perform an Ames tests, a brain dissection, and use basic online bioinformatics tools to explore gene mutations and cancer.

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 Meet the instructor: Wendi Russac







Next Gen Science - Origami of Life & Bioinformatics:

The Bioinformatics/Genome Science camp will introduce students to modern genomic analysis by combining molecular techniques used in the laboratory with computer analysis.  Students will examine a genetic basis for human variation and DNA barcoding to study biodiversity or food fraud.  In each project, students will use several bioinformatics methods to analyze their data. It is a perfect wet and dry lab combination. For the students who have interest in computers and are attached to biology as well.

Learn more about this camp here.

 Meet the instructor: Dr. Sarah Louie






* We constantly work towards making the curriculum the best for you hence the change is inevitable. Though we try to keep the final curriculum as close to the desciption mentioned above , please accept that there might be some changes in hands on activities or theory .

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the spread of camp biomed in three years

 CAMP BIOMED in the past

Camp BIOmed is FOUR years old!, NWABR’s first summer camp was organized from July 7, 2014 to August 15, 2014 with two camp tracks - Protein folding (with Fold-It!) held at University of Washington, and Do-It-Yourself with Neuroscience held at Hive Bio. It gradually moved towards three themes running for two years and four themes for the last year. From an overall student presence of 82 students across six weeks, Camp BIOmed had a presence of 156 studentsin 2017.   

For pictures of the camp, please visit our Facebook page....

Camp BIOmed Goals

  • Increase student understanding of how biomedical research is conducted; from exploration and discovery to testing and analysis.
  • Increase student awareness of how ethical considerations play a role in research, including the ethical guidelines that govern research.
  • Promote awareness of science careers.
  • Promote awareness of the unique challenges faced by scientists from backgrounds traditionally under-represented in science.
  • Build a supportive community of students, science educators, and scientists.
  • Provide staff and mentorship support for students to conduct their own Student Bio Expo project during the school year.
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