DNA -- The Key Molecule of Life: ‘Hands-On’ Workshop for the Public
Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
Columbus Metropolitan Library 1st Floor Homework Help Center
96 S. Grant Ave. Columbus, OH 43215
Children and adults will have a hands-on opportunity to learn about DNA and how it is used in Central Ohio. The workshop will include an experiment in which participants will extract DNA from wheat germ and see for themselves what this amazing molecular looks like. The event will be hosted by genetic counselors and doctors from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University.
Established by Congress seven years ago, National DNA Day is celebrated in April and commemorates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 as well as the discovery of DNA's double helix by Watson and Crick in 1953. National DNA Day honors historical achievements and provides opportunities for the public to learn how the exciting field of genome research will soon touch all of our lives.
Robert E. Pyatt, Ph.D., Cytogenetic & Molecular Genetic Laboratories, Nationwide Children’s Hospital & Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University; Devon Lamb Thrush, M.S. CGC, Cytogenetic & Molecular Genetic Laboratories, Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Karen Siklosi M.S., Genetic Counselor, Division of Molecular and Human Genetics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital; and Pamela Snyder, Lead Technologist, Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University.
Kim Snell, Marketing Communications Coordinator, Columbus Metropolitan Library, (614) 849-1046 or (614) 769-8505.
DAY OF EVENT LIBRARY CONTACT PHONE (614) 645-2275.
David Crawford, Media Relations, Ohio State University Medical Center, 614-293-3737
Pam Barber, Mary Ellen Peacock, Erin Pope, Media Relations, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, (614) 355-0495.
CONTACT AT THE EVENT:
Dr. Robert Pyatt