Interactive sessions with hands-on activities: DNA and Protein Origami and using a Light Microscope
What are the blueprints that tell a plant how to grow or a fetus how to develop? Where can we find the living computer program of life? In these series of talks and hands-on workshops, you will be introduced to the molecule of life: DNA.
This interactive and hands on event is aimed at students aged 11-15. The first session looks into how DNA codes for proteins. We will explore the structure of DNA and the importance of 3D protein conformation to provide functionality. The second session involves looking at human cheek cells under a microscope. We will also explore the histological differences between different animal and plant tissues.
This event is repeated in the afternoon from 14:00-17:00, and more details can be seen on the event page
10:00 Introduction and Welcome
10:15 Workshop One: From blueprint to the molecules of life: DNA and Protein Origami
By Ali Khalid
11:45 Workshop Two: Too small to be not ignored: Life under the microscope
By Azhaar Ashraf
13:00 End of Session
This event is free to attend, with advance booking for the session on eventbrite