Supporting extended projects

We are delighted to be able to support a small number of students to undertake their Extended Project Qualifications at Nowgen.

Students are able to undertake a practical project by making use of our laboratory under the guidance of our Education Project Manager. Our lab is equipped with a PCR machine and gel electrophoresis equipment and we are able to access further resources if necessary.

We particularly encourage students to use the technique of DNA barcoding to frame their project, as this provides an accessible, but novel opportunity in terms of EPQs.

More detailed information about DNA barcoding:

The Urban Barcode Project is an excellent example of students using DNA barcoding

International barcode of life ‘What is DNA Barcoding?

Wikipedia article on DNA barcoding

DNA barcoding at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

¬†Article on DNA barcoding at ‘Wired’ magazine

Featured image is from Suz Bateson, University of Guelph