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Metagenomics Day

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Metagenomics Day
by Bernadette Shaw - Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 10:22 AM


On Saturday 26th of September 17 of our Level 2 Biology students attended the Metagenomics day.


The Universities of Auckland, Canterbury, Victoria, Massey, Otago and Waikato in conjunction with The Maurice Wilkins Centre simultaneously ran a day for senior Biology students on the analysis of bacterial DNA found in our soils. The 17 students from BHS who attended were able to experience the molecular biology techniques currently used by scientists to sequence DNA and provide information to generate genomes. They also had short lectures from some of New Zealand’s leading scientists.