Discover how forensic scientists analyse DNA found at crime scenes to help them solve crimes. Students use gel electrophoresis to compare DNA fingerprints from three suspects to a sample found at a crime scene

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Explore the ongoing battle between bacterial pathogens and the human immune system and how this leads to evolution, driven by changes in bacterial DNA.

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Discover how bacteria can be genetically engineered to have new characteristics which make them useful for scientific research and medicine.

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Practise microbiological laboratory techniques to get up close to bacteria. Students will use several methods to identify different bacteria.

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Post -16 workshop


Using their own DNA students will discover and compare their version of a bitter taste receptor gene (their genotype) to their ability to taste the bitter compound (their phenotype).

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Discover the fascinating anatomy of sheep lungs and hearts in this hands-on dissection workshop. Experience what these organs actually look and feel like.

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