Molecular biology masterclasses – developing practical skills and building links with Higher Education in years 12/13

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/117095
Title:
Molecular biology masterclasses – developing practical skills and building links with Higher Education in years 12/13
Authors:
Hooley, Paul; Cooper, Phillippa; Skidmore, Nick
Abstract:
A one day practical course in molecular biology skills suitable for year 12/13 students is described. Colleagues from partner schools and colleges were trained by university staff in basic techniques and then collaborated in the design of a course suitable for their own students. Participants carried out a transformation of E.coli cells with a plasmid and cut lambda virus DNA with restriction enzymes for display via agarose gel electrophoresis. Practical demonstrations of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and fermentation technology were also given. An evaluation of year 12/13 student responses revealed considerable enthusiasm for the activities.
Citation:
Bioscience Education e-Journal, 11
Publisher:
Higher Education Academy
Journal:
Bioscience Education e-Journal
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/117095
DOI:
10.3108/beej.11.6
Additional Links:
http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/journal/vol11/beej-11-6.aspx
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
14797860
Appears in Collections:
Applied Microbiology Research Group; Cancer Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHooley, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Phillippaen
dc.contributor.authorSkidmore, Nicken
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-03T12:36:45Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-03T12:36:45Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationBioscience Education e-Journal, 11en
dc.identifier.issn14797860-
dc.identifier.doi10.3108/beej.11.6-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/117095-
dc.description.abstractA one day practical course in molecular biology skills suitable for year 12/13 students is described. Colleagues from partner schools and colleges were trained by university staff in basic techniques and then collaborated in the design of a course suitable for their own students. Participants carried out a transformation of E.coli cells with a plasmid and cut lambda virus DNA with restriction enzymes for display via agarose gel electrophoresis. Practical demonstrations of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and fermentation technology were also given. An evaluation of year 12/13 student responses revealed considerable enthusiasm for the activities.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHigher Education Academyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/journal/vol11/beej-11-6.aspxen
dc.subjectDNA technologyen
dc.subjectOutreachen
dc.subjectPost-16 educationen
dc.titleMolecular biology masterclasses – developing practical skills and building links with Higher Education in years 12/13en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalBioscience Education e-Journalen
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