DNA Bar Coding Challenge

In conjunction with scientists at the Sanger Centre and European Molecular Biology Organisation students are developing techniques to DNA bar code an ecosystem.  They are developing a protocol that can be used by other schools, in addition they are starting to DNA bar code Great Kneighton Country Park.  Their work uses bioinformatics to interrogate their results and establish what species are present.

Richard prepares a PCR reaction.

 

Ollie is taught how to use a bioinformatics database by Dr Richard Gibson of the EMBL.