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DNA Learning Laboratory

 

Experiment with DNA at the Science Centre Singapore's DNA Learning Laboratory

Students and public can now engage in unraveling the secrets of life with the launch of the DNA Learning Lab at the Singapore Science Centre. Opened on 29 March 2003 by RAdm Teo Chee Hean, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence, the new facility allows students and public to keep pace with the DNA revolution and advances in the life sciences.

The main objective of setting up the DNA Learning Lab is to give our students a deeper understanding of life sciences topics and issues, and at the same time stimulate students' interest in taking up careers in the life sciences. This would educate students to be more scientifically literate and later, as adults, they would have more considered views about life sciences issues and concerns.

Built at a cost of a million dollars and funded by the Ministry of Education, the DNA Learning Lab is one of the two centres set up as part of the collaboration between the Ministry of Education and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Dolan DNA Learning Center in New York. The Science Centre's facility allows students to have hands-on experience in conducting genetics experiments. The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will fund the recurrent cost of running the DNA Learning Lab.

The Lab offers classes for primary to junior college levels. The programmes range from introductory classes to hands-on experiments, such as the study of cells and bacteria, gene transfer of fluorescent protein from jellyfish to bacteria and sequence inspection using computer.

Click here to find out more about our school programmes.

DNA Learning Lab Staff

DNA Learning Laboratory
6425 2442

Dr Lee Song Choon
Assistant Director (Life Sciences Group)
lee_song_choon@science.edu.sg
6425 2764

Charissa Lin
Manager
charissa_lin@science.edu.sg
6425 2789

 

Recipient of 2012 Best Enrichment Experience
(DNA Learning Lab Programmes)

 

 

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