Forensics (age 13–15)

11.00am to 3.00pm, Wednesday 27 July

L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

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  • Students experiencing hands-on work in a forensics lab.

    Credit: Royal Institution
  • Type

    Summer Schools 2016

Price

Standard £35

Ri Young Members £29.75

Event description

In this workshop, students get to experience what it would be like to work in a forensics lab by investigating a fictional crime scene scenario. They will evaluate the crime scene and suspect DNA samples using modern molecular biological techniques including 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. Students will learn how scientists would approach a crime scene situation and how to pour and load gels, a process that many students do not have practical exposure to before attending university.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 13–15 year-olds only. Please note this workshop will include a 30 minute unsupervised lunch break.

Discounted tickets are available to Ri Members. Find out more about how to join.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

Financial assistance

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Summer Schools if this would otherwise be difficult.

Please contact Anna Comino-James preferably on 01844 351666 or via email at thepotentialtrust@gmail.com for more information.

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