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Dolly, DNA and Me

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Course Summary

In this laboratory-based workshop you will get a chance to look at your own cells under the microscope, extract and bottle your own DNA and take it home!

Please note, this course will take place at the Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre and will be taught by Jayne Quoiani.

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

No previous knowledge or laboratory experience required.

Content of Course

This workshop will allow you the chance to use the state-of-the-art laboratory at the Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre (EBSOC). You will examine your own cheek cells under a microscope, before going on to isolate your own DNA. 

Teaching method(s)

The EBSOC team will guide you through activities designed to help you gain an understanding of the genetics behind your own inherited characteristics. The session will close with a discussion involving researchers from The Roslin Institute. This is a laboratory based, practical workshop.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course the student will be able to use a light microscope, prepare slides and safely use laboratory equipment to extract and precipitate DNA.


If you have questions regarding the course or enrolment, please contact COL Reception at Paterson's Land by email or by phone 0131 650 4400.

Student support

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or health condition which may affect your studies, please let us know by ticking the 'specific support needs' box on your course application form. This will allow us to make appropriate adjustments in advance and in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010. For more information please visit the Student Support section of our website.