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BREW: Bridging Research and Education Workshop 7/13/2020

Posted on June 22, 2020

BREW 2020 Flyer

BREW: Bridging Research and Education Workshop
Monday, July 13, 1 p.m. EDT
Organizers: Mary Miller, Pamela Hanson, Jill Keeney

The Bridging Research and Education Workshop (BREW) will be held virtually on July 13, from 1-3 p.m. EDT. The workshop will focus on budding yeast experiments for undergraduate teaching labs and approaches for bridging research and education.

Engagement in authentic scientific research is a keystone to effective and impactful teaching. Students benefit from planning, hypothesis formation, data collection and interpretation…. all culminating in the communication of their work. Not just what they did, but why they did it and why it changes how we think of the living world around us. This is what the next generation of scientists expects, and needs, from our classrooms.

Why yeast? In addition to the speed and ease with which students can genetically manipulate yeast, S. cerevisiae has implications for biomedical sciences, food production and biofuels. As with all model organisms, similarities with other eukaryotes fosters exploration of foundational concepts of evolution.

Opening Comments:

Mary Miller, Rhodes College


Yeast Gene Discovery: Flexible Model for Challenging Times  (Jill Keeney, Juniata College)

yEvo: teaching Eukaryotic Genetics and Evolution with Yeast (Bryce Taylor, University of Washington Genome Sciences)

Building a CURE for α-arrestins (Allyson O’Donnell, University of Pittsburgh)

Yeasts in the Arena: Yeast Fights and More (Heather Hallen-Adams, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Hands on CRISPR/Cas9 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Katarina Jurikova, University of Bratislavia)

Breakout Groups:

Mingle with the speakers and brainstorm ways to integrate research into your courses!

Share-out and Closing Remarks:

Pam Hanson, Furman University


Register now by clicking here, and please spread the word!

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