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DNA: A Question of Taste

A full day hands-on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) workshop for Higher and Advanced Higher Biology pupils.

Compare the ability to taste a bitter compound (phenotype) with genotype using modern laboratory techniques including DNA extraction, PCR, restriction enzyme digestion and gel electrophoresis.<br /><br />Presented by The University of Edinburgh in partnership with National Museums Scotland.
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Suitable for:

Higher and Advanced Higher students

What will my pupils do in the workshop?

A full day hands-on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) workshop for Higher and Advanced Higher Biology pupils. Using their own DNA, pupils will discover and compare their version of a bitter taste receptor gene (their genotype) to their ability to taste the bitter compound (their phenotype). They will use cutting-edge equipment to carry out the modern laboratory techniques of DNA extraction, PCR, restriction enzyme digestion and gel electrophoresis. The workshop will incorporate some time viewing relevant parts of the Museum's science galleries.

Length of session:

5hours 15minutes

Cost

£10 per student

Timings:

10:15. Check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your workshop.

Dates available:

22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 November 2022

Travel costs:

University of Edinburgh can reimburse any travel costs for state schools in deprived areas or outwith the Edinburgh Council area, via submission of a claim form (provided) and receipts/ invoices.

Request a visit

Complete the booking form and return it to schools@nms.ac.uk to request the DNA: A Question of Taste workshop.

DNA: A Question Of Taste Booking Form NMS 2022

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