Royal Institution Science Trip

On the 9th and 10th of July, forty eight of our Year 10 scientists went on a trip to the Royal Institution to study bacterial evolution and genetics.  Whilst there the students took part in University-level practicals including restriction enzyme digest of plasmids, gel electrophoresis to separate DNA and using micropipettes to study incredibly small amounts of bacteria.

They then identified strains of bacteria based on similarities between their DNA and known samples and developed advice for what they would advise health professionals if there had been an outbreak of this disease.  The students involved did really well with some challenging techniques and impressed us all!