The importance of genetics in ensuring food security for the future (Year 10 - 13)

University of Birmingham
Wednesday 23 March 2022 (13:00-15:00)

Event capacity: 25

Year group: 10-13

Subject(s): Biosciences, Genetics, Food Security

Attendee requirements: GCSE or A level Biology/Science would be useful but not essential.

About: This masterclass will provide a number of interactive activities designed to introduce students to the subject of genetics and food security. For example, students will have the opportunity to extract DNA from a strawberry, learn about DNA gel electrophoresis, explore the importance of mutation in Natural Variation, and study chromosomes in mitosis and meiosis before discussing their importance.

Additional information: School bookings only for Years 10 and 11. Schools will be limited to 5 places for this class. Individual bookings can be made by students in Year 12 or 13. 


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