- Introduce bio-engineering concepts
- Teach synthetic biology and microbiology techniques
- Allow students to experience real-world connections
The molecular biology kit uses 2 bacterial cell types and 2 colour-generating plasmids to teach DNA expression, inheritance, and sterile technique. The lab extends beyond classic transformation technique because it is put in context with the engineering concept of "chassis selection" when choosing the best host cell. Results are easy to analyse because the colours are visible to the naked eye, and students can observe how their structural framework alters the colours they see.
Includes enough materials for 24 students working in groups of 4.