Our year 10 students took part in the Forensics workshop the L'Oreal Institute.
During this workshop students get to experience the environment of forensics lab and they will investigate a fictional crime scene scenario. They will do practical with suspect DNA samples using modern molecular biological techniques including micropipette, ultracentrifuge, restriction digests and gel electrophoresis. They will compare the bands formed on the gels to identify the criminal.
This workshop is a great introduction to genetics and forensic analysis learning how scientists would approach a crime scene situation and how to pour and load gels; processes that many students do not have practical exposure to before attending university.