Genetic Engineering Series

 

Come join us as we embark on a journey to the world of the genetic code and learn how to change the DNA sequence of living organisms.

PROGRAMME

Genetic Engineering Series

​SCHEDULE

  • 5th, 7th & 9th December 2022

  • 12th,14th & 16th December 2022

TIME

  • 10:00am to 1:00pm

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DURATION

6 hours 

TRAINING

Onsite class

ONSITE VENUES

  • 2 Sims Close

  • Bukit Timah

SIZE OF WORKSHOP

  • Minimum - 6 students

  • Maximum - 12 students

AGE GROUPS

  • 7 to 9 years old

  • 10 to 16 years old

 

PRICE:

$330

*NTUC member enjoys 10% discount

In this six-hour workshop, students will learn about the exciting possibilities of genetic engineering which allows DNA modification of bacteria, plants, and animals. Students will be exposed to wide-ranging applications of genetic engineering in medical health, climate change, and global food supply.

Highlights of the workshop : Students will observe live cells under microscope and learn how to insert the green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene (originally found in jellyfishes) into the DNA of non-pathogenic bacteria so that the bacteria will produce green fluorescence under UV light. 

COURSE DETAILS:

  • On-site Programme

  • 7 to 16 years old

  • 3 sessions x 2-hour workshop

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

  • Current applications of biotechnology: genetic engineering and DNA editing  

  • Hands-on experience of DNA editing via GFP bacterial transformation  

  • Microscopic observations of live cells 

  • Micropipette techniques 

  • Bacterial cultivation and transformation techniques 

  • Benefits and drawbacks of modifying an organism's DNA 

  • Research and analytical skills

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