Coded for Success
Students will use cutting edge technologies to screen athletes and maximise individual sporting success by matching genetic profiles to sports. The link between gene products and specialised cells will be examined as students explore the functionality of various cell types and the impact of these on sporting success. Students will use gel electrophoresis and microscopic techniques to unlock the secrets of mystery athletes and gain a better understanding of the role our DNA plays in sporting success and injury.
Key Themes: Gene function, genomic applications, alleles, biotechnology, genotype, phenotype and cellular biology
Suitable for: Year 9-10, VCE Unit 1-2
Program Duration: 2hrs
Maximum Class Size: 28