Institution: University of Ottawa
Category: Faculty of Science
Put on your lab coat and become a scientist! Join us for an exciting week of hands-on laboratory experiments where you will try to uncover the hidden secrets of your DNA. Use biotechnology to manipulate the genome and make green-glowing bacteria; analyze food products from home to see if they contain genetically modified ingredients (GMOs); explore the concept of pharmacogenetics and see if you can predict your tasting abilities based on your own DNA sequence. Through many carefully-designed interactive activities, complemented by mini-lectures, you will explore how genomes contribute to the proper functioning of an organism and how we can manipulate and analyze DNA in a lab environment.