The DNA workshop at UCC
Outreach in School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology includes DNA workshops, designed by Dr Sinéad Kerins, for Secondary School students.
During the DNA workshop, students receive hands-on laboratory experience and have the opportunity to isolate DNA from various cell types as well as using Molecular Biology techniques to genotype a family for a genetic disease. This laboratory experience is supplemented with a lecture given by Dr Sinéad Kerins, which covers the theory of the experiments performed during the workshop.
This one day intensive DNA workshop provides an excellent introduction for the students to Molecular Biology and is designed to complement the Leaving Certificate Biology curriculum and envisaged to develop the interest of students in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.
The students will meet and work with Biochemistry graduates. During the workshop, they will have an opportunity to discuss with them what is involved in completing a Biochemistry degree, and what it is like to be a student at UCC.
The workshop also helps students to make an informed decision on whether to consider a career in Biochemistry.
The students said...
I thought today was a great experience...
It opened my eyes to what science is like at 3rd level. It was interesting to do real practical work with the demonstrators who were great to work with! Thank you.