Friday, 25 October 2013

BMN1004 Observing and genotyping C. elegans

Had a fun day yesterday doing the "C. elegans" practical, which is part of the first year labs on the Biomedical Sciences degree at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed). In the practical we got to look at live C. elegans, and also set up a some PCR reactions to genotype some wildtype and mutant C. elegans. All fun stuff.

The live observations section of the practical couldn't have taken place without the expert help of Dr Ronen Zaidel Bar and his team over at National University of Singapore who were kind enough to help us out with a couple of plates of C. elegans for the live observations. Thanks!!

Below is a movie we shot of the worms on the day of the practical, as well as some stills from the microscopes.






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