Molecular Methods Day

On Friday, 9 June, Year 13 biology students Dania Al-Naime and Ruby McNamee participated in “Molecular Methods” at Massey University’s Albany campus. Students used the advanced equipment in Massey’s biology department to get hands on experience in modern DNA manipulation techniques. They ‘spliced’ DNA using restriction enzymes and separated sections of DNA using gel electrophoresis. Dania and Ruby were fortunate to have this experience so early in their biology careers, as this high-tech equipment is normally only available to biology students enrolled at University.