College holds biotech workshop

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 01:44 PM

A handful of area high school students hailing from Northern Vance High School and the J.F. Webb School of Health and Life Sciences recently participated in Vance-Granville Community College’s second biotech workshop.

The students worked in the state-of-the-art biotech laboratory on the college’s Vance County campus, where they produced and purified a green fluorescent protein.

The workshop was conducted by Dr. Danny Monroe, the bioprocess technology program head at the college.

It was the first in a series of workshops on offer this year by the college’s arts and sciences division. Other workshops include a creative writing workshop in April, a science camp for middle school students in June and a drama camp in June for students in grades 7-12.

For more information on the school’s bioprocess technology program, contact Monroe at (252) 738-3232 or monroed@vgcc.edu.