IGEM Outreach:Synthetic Biology and You Interactive Workshop (Gr.12)

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All About Bacteria: How Clean Are Your Hands?

  • Waterloo iGEM 2011
  • Aimed towards Grade 12 Highschool students
  • Download handout and presentation outline


The aim of this activity is to teach students about the basics of synthetic biology, its application into various different industries such as Pharmaceuticals and Energy. Along with this there are two interactive workshops that deal with hot topics related to synthetic biology in industry along with a BioBricks activity that teaches students what is done in the lab.

  • What industries are affected by synthetic biology?
  • What are BioBricks?
  • What current issues are there related to synthetic biology and genetic engineering

Downloadable Materials

  • Synthetic Biology & You PowerPoint Presentation
  • BioBricks Activity
  • EnviroPig, Genetic Engineering Discussion

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