Are you tired of simply reading about molecular techniques in textbooks?
Come and try the real deal! COMPASS (The Comprehensive PCR Applied SOMS Session) is a highly successful SOMS Workshop where you can gain hands-on experience in a cell biology laboratory. Think of it as a condensed, one-day session of doing lab work.
At COMPASS you will be guided through the steps of your first Polymerase Chain Reaction. Using a nucleic acid purification kit and materials such as saliva, you will analyse your own DNA to see whether you have a particular mutation. Performing this elementary, yet widely used technique enables you to think forward to something new – be it a cure, a correct diagnosis or simply a better dosage of a patient’s medication.