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:  

Date: 30th May 1st & 3rd June 2022 

Venue: 2 Sims Close, Gemini @ Sims 

Slot 1: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

Slot 2: 3:30pm to 5:30pm 

 

Date: 06th, 08th & 10th June 2022  

Venue: Harbourfront Centre 

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

 

DURATION:

3 sessions x 2-hour workshop

SIZE OF WORKSHOP:

Maximum 6 students

AGE GROUPS: 

7 to 16 years old

MODE OF TRAINING:

On-site Training

 

PRICE:

  • 6 hours - S$300

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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