DNA Barcoding at Home

dna barcoding at home



Have you ever wanted to take your citizen scientistry to the next level? This Webinar will give you the knowledge and confidence to get started with your very own DNA sequencing lab!

Alan Rockefeller will take us through the process on how to do DNA barcoding of fungi in your own home! He’ll show us the ways of DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, sequencing, and DNA sequence analysis. He’ll show us the different genes that can be sequenced, what can be learned by sequencing and its limitations.

By the end of this next-level webinar, you will know what you need and how to set up a DNA lab at home.

Meet Your Teacher

Alan Rockefeller is a mycologist, public speaker, biohacker and photographer who lives in Oakland, California.

In 2001, he began his studies in the field of mycology, beginning with the fungi of California. Since then, he has traveled to various countries to collect and study mushrooms and has photographed more than 1,000 species of fungi from Mexico and 1,000 species from California. Through phylogenetic and microscopic analysis, he has identified several species not described in the scientific literature.

Alan regularly identifies mushrooms for several fungus fairs in Mexico and the USA in addition to identifying fungi on websites such as Mushroom Observer, iNaturalist and Facebook.

His work has been recognized by The Washington Post, Ars Technica, Smithsonian, San Francisco Chronicle, VICE, Dallas Observer, Arizona Daily Sun, Chicago Reporter, Smoky Mountain News, Benzinga, Ancient Origins, The Union of Grass Valley, Interesting Engineering, KCRG, Filter, Yahoo Finance, Marijuana Movement, East Bay Express, Boulder Weekly, Scientific American, The Verge, Mother Nature Network, Discover Magazine, Social News Daily, International Business Times, Newsweek, iNews, CBC Radio, and TreeHugger.

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