The students were quickly briefed and then given a 30 minute tour of our campus and then split up into two groups of 14. One group spent half a day doing a fun interactive scientific quiz. The second group spent half a day in the laboratory extracting DNA from strawberries and hosting a pipetting competition.
After the groups had switched activities, prizes were handed out to the winners of the pipetting competition and scientific quiz.
The students were accompanied by two teachers and one parent.
We demonstrated the strawberry DNA extraction and the students actively payed attention and asked questions throughout the process. After the demonstration they had the opportunity to try it for themselves in pairs.
We gave a brief demonstration on how to use a pipette. The task was to pipette 200μL in the scale, the students who got the closest to 0.0200g received a prize!
iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) Team
Biolinics are students participating in a synthetic biology competition, called iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine).
We are students from different subjects, ranging from subjects in Life Science: Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences.