Year 13 Centre for Life Biology trip

by Maisie Ritchie, Year 13

On Monday 14th October, the Year 13 Biology students went on an exciting trip to the Centre for Life. We were able to carry out a Polymerase Chain Reaction and a Gel Electrophoresis. This was a great experience for all of us, as it was an opportunity to have a go at what we are currently learning about.

A particularly impressive part of the day was when we used micropipettes, which was something new to everyone. Using these two techniques we created a DNA profile of our saliva. The day was very interesting and helped us all greatly in understanding the techniques we have discussed in class.