Body Balance Biology
Our body is constantly maintaining balance between our internal and external environments. Research has shown that elite endurance athletes have problems regulating their internal...
This program maps the molecular techniques required to isolate, clone and express a foreign gene in a prokaryote model.
The session involves students cloning and expressing the Human Growth Hormone gene in bacteria. Concepts covered in this program include:
• Restriction enzyme digest
• DNA ligase action
• Plasmids as vectors
• Bacterial promotors
• Ethical considerations of gene cloning
Students will be hands on through the majority of the session and will be guided in small groups by an experienced mentor.