During Summerschool Junior, 180 primary school children visit the University Utrecht campus for a week to learn about diverse topics like veterinary science, geosciences and social sciences. The Mobile DNA-lab ‘Language of a Tumour’ developed a 2 hours programme on DNA for these 8-12 year olds.
The programme consists of three parts:
1. Playing a game that clarifies that we are all unique because of our DNA.
2. DNA isolation from a cheek swap that the children get to do themselves. It shows them what their own DNA looks like and yes, they get to take it home!
3. Building a strand of DNA from candy. The code of the DNA-strand is composed of a (made up) sequence based on their hair colour.
The programme is a continuous blend of playing, discovering, and learning. This (inter)active approach ensures a high learning curve and a lot of fun!
12 Jan 2018
annual CGC meeting 2018
All CGC.nl researchers are welcome, however registration is required.
28 Nov 2017
ERC grant for Michiel Vermeulen
Michiel Vermeulen, one of our CGC group leaders, was awarded a prestigious ERC-Consolidator Grant.Read more >
17 Nov 2017
Fumagalli wins CGC poster prize
Arianna Fumagalli received the 2017 poster award during the CGC meeting New Horizons in Cancer ResearchRead more >
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12 Jan 2018
Annual CGC meeting 2018
All CGC.nl researchers are welcome, however registration is required.Read more >
16 & 17 Nov 2017
CGC annual meeting New Horizons in Cancer Research
On 16-17 November 2017, CGC will host its annual meeting entitled 'New Horizons in Cancer Research'. Attendance is free of charge however. Registration is closed. Location: Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, Mauritskade 63 Amsterdam.Read more >
29 Sep 2017
CGC PI meeting
This year 10 new PI's joined the CGC consortium. During the meeting on September 29 they will present their work and expertise.Read more >
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