Polymerase Chain Reaction & Agarose Gel Electrophoresis Workshop

Polymerase Chain Reaction & Agarose Gel Electrophoresis Workshop

A half-day hands-on Session for Pre-University Students

Date : Open

The Department of Biological Sciences at NUS is offering a half-day workshop to pre-university students who are keen to get hands-on experience involving Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) & Agarose Gel Electrophoresis.  Students will learn theory and practical skills, guided by our own NUS researchers, postgraduates and technical staff.  This would be an excellent opportunity for students to gain experience working in a university laboratory.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn the theoretical principles of PCR
  • To gain hands-on familiarity with the procedures involved in PCR amplification of DNA
  • To develop a basic understanding of electrophoretic theory
  • To gain hands-on familiarity with the procedures involved in agarose gel electrophoresis to separate DNA molecules.

 

Eligibility: Pre-university students from local junior colleges or private schools.  Schools are encouraged to submit group registrations for their students.  Minimum participation of 20 students required to commence a session.

Workshop Fee: $25/pax

Venue: Life Sciences Lab (s), Science Drive 4, Department of Biological Sciences, NUS

Duration: half-day (available slots: 9am-1pm, 1-5pm)

Date: Any suitable day agreed upon.  We will try to accommodate your preferred day as best as we can.

Contact

Steven Tan
Tel: 65162693

Email: steventan@nus.edu.sg