GENOME INSTITUTE OF SINGAPORE (GIS) LAB TOUR
Learn about how and why scientists study DNA. All living organisms have a store of genetic information that instructs their behaviour and features. In humans this is in the form of DNA, stored in the nucleus and called our genome. Our genome can influence whether we are more susceptible to a certain disease than another person. Scientists at the GIS are interested in figuring out the genes that are responsible for that susceptibility or that are involved in disease development so that we can better diagnose and treat people . On your visit your will see the Genotyping facility, where we will show you how we interrogate and interpret differences in DNA sequence to understand what we have in common with others and what makes us unique and the Centre for High-throughput Phenomics (CHiP) where you will learn how scientists uncover the impact of genetic changes in the genome through large scale screens with drugs and special molecules. This can help us in the treatment of a variety of diseases including cancer, neurological and infectious diseases.
Tour duration: 45 minutes (max. 24 visitors)
2 sessions: 12pm & 1pm (10 years old and above)
All registered participants, please report to the Registration Tent next to the Stage at least 30 minutes before the start of activity. Slots will be given to the next participant on the waiting list after 30 minutes. (Click here for map)
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