PCR Workshop

The Higher Human Biology classes got the chance to carry out some PCR and gel electrophoresis all thanks to the support of TIMSTAR.

These are scientific processes that are used in forensic science as well as in the research of genetic disease.

The pupils were able to prepare DNA for amplification in a thermocycler as well as prepare the agrose gels for the electrophoresis. The knowledge and application of PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is a course requirement in the new Higher Human Biology.

If it weren't for TIMSTAR we would not be able to afford the apparatus required for these experiments.

TIMSTAR offer these sessions free of charge and the pupils and staff are always appreciative of their support and expertise"