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:||Are your friends frustrated with you for being a fussy eater? Maybe it is because you are a super-taster! Find out how a single gene in our DNA can affect the ability to taste phenylthiocarbamide (PTC), a harmless bitter tasting chemical and how it may also affect our sensitiveness to other bitter compounds! Join us in this ultimate self-discovery hands-on workshop to find out who among us have this PTC taste receptor gene.|
|Objectives:||1. Learn micropipetting techniques.|
2. Perform DNA extraction from cheek cells^ and polymerase chain reaction to amplify DNA.
3. Digest DNA with restriction enzyme.
4. Cast agarose gel and analyse DNA through a technique known as agarose gel electrophoresis.
5. Analyse DNA sequences using Bioinformatics 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 |
(Full day workshop includes lunch break – food not provided)
|Course Fee:||$22.00 (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to non-member international schools based in Singapore)|