Hands-on training in biotechnology for Class XII
Students of DPSGPV had a hands on training in biotechnology guided by trainers (Mr. Dhruv, Mr. Imran and Mr. Praveen) from EDUDAP.
EduDAP- Discover & apply practical education is an organization which deals in providing training facilities in the area of life science along with the upcoming fields of biotechnology and bioinformatics.
All the students were engaged to isolate DNA from plant sources, using the leaves from different plants. Chemicals like CTAB buffer, isopropanol, chloroform and isoamyl alcohol were used in the step. Instrument like centrifuge, table vortex, micropipettes were used for the isolation of DNA.
After the isolation of DNA, Agarose gel electrophoresis was carried out to get the band size of the DNA for transformation process. Ethidium bromide, DNA loading dye and TAE buffer were used for gel electrophoresis.
The bands of the DNA formed were visualized under the UV transilluminator.
Students have learned the practical approach of the steps that they had been studying in theory. Biotechnology being a new concept for Class XII students, this training have helped them to understand how the various steps of genetic engineering are interlinked.
Learning the concept and such a hands-on training in Biotechnology is certainly going to boost up the confidence of the students and enhance their knowledge.