BACKGROUND

“Artificial intelligence, energy and Bioscience are promising fields where a huge impact can be made in the nearest future/this coming generation .Youths are encouraged to take a leap at this early stage.”
Bill Gates
 

To get ahead in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and elicit the desired creativity and innovations in science, students require real-life, hands-on,engaging learning experiences that will equip them for the demands of the 21st Century. In most developed nations/countries, several initiatives are already ongoing to empower the youths in the ever-evolving world of Bioscience, more recently DNA analytics.

It is in this light that Biologix presents the maiden edition DNA Science Summer Camp. The DNA is a bio-macro-molecule that can highly advance research, innovation and developmentin major areas such as life science research, disease diagnosis, treatment and management, agriculture-crop improvement and development and in forensic sciences to fight crime.

The hands on- laboratory activities t the summer camp will stimulate creative thinking and build the required skillset so that students become more comfortable and better prepared for careers in the iotech industry. The activities and laboratory sessions for the summer camp are designed by locally and internationally trained Molecular Biologists (PhDs) with years of experience in research and training to graduate students and lecturers in the University of Lagos See more about the Biologix Team

About Workshop

For 8 days in July 2018, high school students interested in expanding their knowledge of basic genetics and cell biology will be immersed in an environment of hands on, fun filled activities and laboratory experiments

Designed to increase genetic literacy, encourage critical and creative thinking, and spark interest in the field of life sciences and biotechnology. Learning activities include:

Constructing DNA Models

  • Understanding the genetic code
  • Microscopy: Basic Principles
  • Viewing and identification of Cells
  • DNA Isolation techniques; isolate DNA from own cells
    (Cheek cells & saliva) and purify

DNA Isolation techniques

Isolate DNA from own cells (Cheek cells & saliva) and purify

Gel electrophoresis

Purification and quantitation of Genomic DNA by Agarose gel electrophoresis

Others topics include

  • Safety in the molecular laboratory
  • Basic laboratory skills
  • Bioethics
  • Careers in Life Sciences
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics (students in final year)

Date: 18th to 27th July 2018
Time: 9am to 4pm daily.
Fee: N60,000

WHO SHOULD REGISTER

Secondary School Students aged 14-18 (SS1-SS3 or Year 9-12)

For space availability, kindly send an email inquiry to

dna@biologix.com.ng Or WhatsApp: Dr. Voke Toye - 08093028488; Dr. Tawakalt Fabgayi -08094105289.