Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre

Genes in a Bottle

Do you like doing experiments? Do you wonder what makes you unique? Want to meet some scientists? If so, then come and get hands-on in EBSOC lab!

During this workshop you will extract your own DNA from your cheek cells, bottle it and take it home in a glass pendant. The workshop is a great introduction to DNA and hands-on science and will be supported by scientists from The Roslin Institute. 

Learning Level: Family & Adult

LocationCharnock Bradley Building Reception, 10 minutes before the workshop start time.

Availability: Mid January - August

Minimum attendance: 16    

Maximum attendance: 24

Cost: Price on application

Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

Workshop activities

  • Using micropipettes (>14 year old participants only)
  • Isolating your own DNA from your cheek cells
  • Discussion with scientists from The Roslin Institute

Getting here:

Free parking is available at Easter Bush Campus in The Roslin Institute and Veterinary Teaching Building car parks. Please provide your car registration at Charnock Bradley Building reception when you check in for the event.

The campus is well-served by Lothian buses (buses 15, some 37 services, the X47 (but not the 47) and the 67) – please see www.lothianbuses.com. For more information please download our How to Get Here document 

Accessibility and Inclusion:

We are keen to make our events as inclusive as possible - please email us at ebsoc@ed.ac.uk or call the Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre team on 0131 651 9679 before booking if you would like to find out more about accessibility or usability.


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