Acocks Green students learn how to extract DNA from a strawberry
Students listened to talks by genetic experts
Submitted by Ninestiles, An Academy
Students at Ninestiles, An Academy, which is part of the Summit Learning Trust, heard from Anna Moore, a clinical lecturer in child psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, and staff from NIHR BioResource, about careers in science.
NIHR BioResource seeks to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice.
They are at the heart of efforts to improve healthcare and the long-term prevention and treatment of disease and are committed to bringing together researchers and willing volunteers to contribute to leading research that will benefit everyone.
The Year 7 and 8 students who attended the session learned about genetics and were even helped to conduct an experiment to extract strawberry DNA.
Mr Alex Hughes, principal at Ninestiles, An Academy, said: “I know the students took a huge amount away from this session and really enjoyed taking part in the experiment.
“I was delighted to hear that Professor Moore was impressed with the children’s level of interest and knowledge.”
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