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Frog Forensics

PCR poster2This autumn Manchester Museum’s Vivarium in collaboration with Manchester University Stopford labs has been thrilled to pilot our first ever amphibian based genetics session for high school and college students. This session aims to encourage students to take the leap into the world of “frog forensics”, or amphibian DNA analysis, by introducing them to basic lab based tools such as PCR and gel electrophoresis. Using preserved specimens from our own unique collection, students learn about collecting and comparing DNA in order to identify different species.

The Frog PCR session brings environmental conservation and state of the art laboratory techniques together to inspire students of all academic backgrounds to engage in hands-on science!

Frog PCR Workshop

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