The Wolbachia Project (Cambridge)

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Experience the next generation of the Wolbachia Project which, for over 10 years, has introduced real-world scientific research into high school biology labs and lesson plans with inquiry, discovery, biotechnology, and a culture of excellence. 

Wolbachia is a bacterium that infects insects and is currently being tested as a biological agent to combat Dengue Fever and Zika outbreaks.  Participants will complete a revised, inexpensive PCR protocol for determining if insects are infected with the bacteria and receive reagents to do the investigation with their students.


Saturday, March 24th, 2018
8:30 am - 2:00 pm


Teacher Professional Development Workshops


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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