Biotechnology at UC Berkeley

This is a unique opportunity to work in a biotech lab on state-of-the-art equipment with scientists

Summer program for teens to immerse themselves in the Bay Area's cutting edge biotech scene

Program Highlights

In partnership with a Biotech company, students work alongside scientists discovering treatments for neurodegenerative diseases
Start with molecule design and compound creation, and follow the process to the point of in vitro biological activity
Take part in a trypsin purification program as well as grow a protein in e-coli
Learn how to isolate a protein, and see how it reacts to various compounds in an advanced research laboratory
Create a molecule, and test its biological results practicing the scientific method from hypothesis to conclusion

Residential Price: $4,998 USD (+ supplemental fees)

Extended Commuter Price: $3,398 USD (+ supplemental fees)

Commuter Price: $2,798 USD (+ supplemental fees)


Session 1: June 19 - July 01, 2022

Session 2: July 3 - July 15, 2022

Sessison 3: July 17 - July 29, 2022


University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Course Overview

Are you interested in medicine, science and technology? Is your goal to create a life saving drug? This is a unique opportunity for high school students to gain real exposure and hands-on experience working in a biotechnology lab utilizing state of the art equipment. The goal of this program is to provide students intensive laboratory skills experience, and to understand fundamental chemical processes common in prokaryotic and eukaryotic biology, and classical and molecular genetics with an emphasis on gene expression and genetic engineering.

Topics you'll explore

Hands-On Learning

The biotechnology industry draws from a variety of different specialties, with microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, and I.T. all having a significant impact. In addition to lab work, students will have an opportunity to visit biotech incubators and hear from industry professionals.


Career Exploration

With industry professionals leading extensive discussions, along with visits to biotech incubators and the opportunity for students to experience hands on laboratory experimentation, this course provides wide ranging facets of learning related to the biotech industry that sets students up for future success.


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