Ulster University Gene Editing Academy (for current Year 13 pupils)

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Ulster University Gene Editing Academy 5th- 9th August


Ulster University is running a one-week, Garfield-Weston funded Gene Editing Academy (UGenie) this August (5th-9th) for pupils going into year 14. It will be at the Coleraine campus, and all travel and lunch will be covered.


This may be of interest to pupils studying ‘A’ level Biology or Life and Health Sciences as the content will be consistent with aspects of the curriculum for these subjects. More information is available on the webpage Ulster Gene Editing Academy (UGenie) and students can apply at this site. They can also find out more information on the School of Biomedical Sciences Facebook page (Biomedical Sciences, Ulster University | Coleraine | Facebook).


Overall, the course is designed to help students develop basic laboratory skills (microbiology, pipetting, DNA extraction, PCR, electrophoresis) via a number of cutting edge gene editing experiments we have developed for ‘beginner genetic engineers’. UGenie will also provide an opportunity for students to gain experience studying on the Coleraine campus, where they can engage with staff, PhD researchers and current undergrads, explore facilities, and experience university life. PhD researchers and undergrads will take on the role of mentors, providing advice and guidance, as well as describing their experiences studying at Ulster and on placement.

Interested pupils are advised to apply early – Ulster Gene Editing Academy (UGenie)