UNESCO school's Biology class visits faculty to put theory into practice

It has been the second time now that a group of pupils came to have a day of hands-on experiments at the faculty's laboratories.

After a guided tour through the highly modern equipped chemistry laboratories, pupils got interesting insights into the contents of the Environment and Energy degree programme and had the opportunity to practically apply the knowledge they had acquired in school. In this year's course, Dr. Lang and Ms Tijsse-Klasen showed them how to detect genetically manipulated organisms (GMO) - or specifically genetically manipulated plants - with the help of a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). The students enjoyed the opportunity to try things out for themselves. Their teachers appreciated the cooperation with the university staff and would love to see the event continued next year.

The programme has been supported by a zdi-BSO-Mint project.