DNA Day

Description: 

UC Santa Cruz, home of the UCSC Genome Browser and the assembly of the first draft of the human genome, celebrates national DNA Day every April.

The celebration features the annual double-human helix dance, the banana slug genome project, a student research poster session, hands-on strawberry DNA extraction, opportunities to learn about the CBSE Research Mentoring Institute (RMI) and other campus activities and groups related to genomics, and free stuff.

DNA Day commemorates the date in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin, and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA. It was first celebrated in 2003 by proclamation of both the US Senate and the House of Representatives.

Location: 
Sinsheimer Laboratories
Location details: 

Sunken courtyard between Sinsheimer Laboratories and S&E Library.

Admission: 
Free
Invited Audience: 
Event dates: 
04/24/2015 - 11:00am