Jointly organized by Department of Biological Sciences and the 46th NUS Life Sciences Society, and supported by NUS Young Educators in Science (Life Sciences Focus Group).
Available Dates: 31 May 2019 (Fri), 3 June 2019 (Mon) and 4 June 2019 (Tues)
Duration/Time: One day / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Life Sciences Open Lab (Block S1A Level 4), Department of Biological Sciences, NUS
Some core ideas in the H1 and H2 Biology syllabus are included in the workshop. They are:
Molecular laboratory work is very important to most biologist. Yet, it is often only dealt with in theory in most schools. In this workshop, students will get hands-on experience with laboratory work involving the extraction and separation of DNA.
Lessons learnt in school will come to life as DNA is no longer an abstract word in a text book, but a substance visible and suspended in a tube. After the workshop, students will have a better understanding of molecular biology, and able to appreciate the immense work put in by scientists whose impactful discoveries are found in their textbooks.
The table below summarizes the sequence of events in the workshop.
Students will be taught theory and practical skills, guided by our own NUS science undergraduates, postgraduates and technical staff.
Some of the relevant skills taught are listed below:
Students would extract genomic and plasmid DNA before lunch. After lunch, they will run gel electrophoresis and analyse the results.
Pre-university students from local junior colleges or private schools.
By 18 April 2019. Send the completed REGISTRATION FORM to
Reena Devi (Ms)
Tel: 6516 2711