Welcome to the DNA Learning Laboratory!
Students and public can now engage in unraveling the secrets of life at the DNA Learning Lab at Science Centre Singapore. This facility allows students (primary to pre-university levels) and public to keep pace with the DNA revolution and advances in the life sciences. So come along, learn and enjoy the experience!
Workshop fees indicated are for school bookings only
In addition to the DNA lab programmes offered at Science Centre Singapore, schools can also embark on the Amgen Biotech Experience offered by the DNA lab, in partnership with Amgen. For more information, visit our Amgen Biotech Experience for Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced pages.
- Private school, Overseas school and Corporate group bookings
The listed course fees apply only to local MOE schools. Private schools, Overseas schools and all Corporate groups (including locally based corporate groups) can contact Marketing 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.
|Description:||DNA profiling is currently considered the gold standard in forensic science and has been highly popularised by crime related programmes on the media. Although the current state of the art DNA profiling uses 13 to 16 short tandem repeat (STR) loci in a multiplex PCR format, this experiment pursues the amplification of a single variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) locus, D1S80. Come and experience the work of a forensic scientist in analysing DNA profiles and learn techniques used in forensic science. |
|Objectives:||1. Understand the importance of DNA as evidence of a crime.|
2. Learn the application of STR and VNTR in DNA profiling.
3. Learn micropipetting techniques.
4. Perform DNA extraction from cheek cells^ and polymerase chain reaction to amplify DNA.
5. Cast agarose gel and analyse DNA through a technique known as agarose gel electrophoresis.
6. Learn how to collect fingerprint evidence using actual forensic fingerprint dusting tools.
|Mode of Delivery:||Practical lab session|
|Target Audience:||Pre-U 1 to Pre-U 2 (Intermediate)|
|Group size:||20 minimum, 40 maximum|
|Duration:||4.5 hours (full day workshop)|
|Time:||9.30am – 11.30am and 12.30pm – 3.00pm |
(including lunch break – food not provided)
|Course Fee:||$22.00 (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to non-member international schools based in Singapore)|