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In the summer of 2014 I had the amazing opportunity to design and teach a workshop named: "The good, the bad and the ugly Sequencing genomes vs classical genetic approaches". This was a hands-on workshop in which we explored the advantages and disadvantages of using inexpensive, classical genetic techniques compared to modern sequencing approaches as tools to find mutations in bacteria.           The purpose was to teach not only how to develop these techniques and apply them but also to demonstrate that using  both approaches can lead to the same end result.

The workshop was part of a set of annual STEM workshops in a program named Club de Ciencia Mexico (CdeC). CdeC is organized by a group of mexican graduate students and postdocs (located in the USA) as a major effort to give access for high-school or first-year university students from Mexico to high quality research, and to mentor them in basic research.



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