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Hands On students with Lab supervisor Star Rae-Whitcombe and the lab demonstrators.
This week the Department of Biochemistry has been hosting the Biochemistry option of the Hands On @ Otago holiday programme for high school students.
The students have been having a great time cloning the lactate dehydrogenase enzyme gene from an antarctic fish into a bacterial expression vector, then purifying and analysing the resultant enzyme.
The nasty weather outside doesn't seem to have dampened their enthusiasm.