Description:To help diabetic patients, human insulin has been mass produced by genetically engineered bacteria for many years. Genetic engineering may be controversial, yet it has its benefits. The thought of being able to genetically transform an organism is exciting yet intriguing at the same time. What exactly is genetic engineering? Come and immerse yourself in the magnificent world of genetic engineering and genetically transform bacteria to glow green (fluoresce)!Objectives:1. Learn the general structure of bacteria and the importance of plasmid.2. Learn micropipetting techniques. 3. Conduct a bacteria transformation experiment using the heat shock method.4. Understand more about the GFP protein and its uses. 5. Understand other types of genetic transformation.6. Grow bacteria via plating and observe the results.7. Learn the sterile techniques required when working with bacteria.Mode of Delivery:Practical lab sessionTarget Audience:Secondary 3, 4/5 to IntermediateGroup size:20 minimum, 40 maximumDuration:2 hoursTime:9.30am or 2.30pmCourse Fee:$9.00 (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to non-member international schools based in Singapore)How to book 2019 programmesFor instructions on how to book our programmes, please read our School Programme online booking guideTo book a programme, please access the online booking system Private school, Overseas school and Corporate group bookingsThe listed course fees apply only to local MOE schools. Private schools, Overseas schools and all Corporate groups (including locally based corporate groups) can contact Corporate Sales to place their bookings. Kindly note that an additional charge applies per pax on top of the listed course fees, as well as admission rates.