Growth Hormone Cloning

Secondary ProgramsOnsite

This programs 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:

  • PCR
  • DNA gel electrophoresis
  • 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.


Program suitability

VCE Biology Unit 3-4

Program duration

Half Day

Class size

12 - 24
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