This film shows how lab scientists work safely with human gut bacteria; culturing them on agar plates and extracting DNA for genome sequencing.
This animation provides an overview of the techniques involved in making a Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) library.
In Malaria Challenge you can explore the different stages of malaria and how scientists are trying to find new ways of preventing and treating this deadly tropical disease.
If you were given £20 million to eradicate malaria, how would you spend it? In this activity you get to find out.
Take on the role of a programme manager for a community at high risk of malaria and, using the information provided, work out the best strategy for eliminating the disease from the area.
What is the best way to eradicate malaria? In this activity you will explore how the different stages of the malaria life cycle can be targeted by different treatments and prevention strategies.
This video introduces you to the disease malaria, taking you through the life cycle of the parasite that causes it and why it is such a huge problem in the developing world.
What are microbes and what do they do? Discover more about the marvellous microbe world and how it has an impact on how we live our lives.
Discover how DNA can provide clues to how microbes work and whether they are ‘good’ or ‘bad’.
This mindfulness activity helps you explore your creativity whilst creating a calm atmosphere.
This animation shows you how antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria, such as MRSA, can develop and spread, particularly in hospitals.
Explore antibiotic resistance by taking a closer look at the genomes of two strains of the bacterium, Staphylococcus aureus.
In this film Christine Boinett talks about her research looking at antibiotic resistance in bacteria. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
In this film Niki Patel talks about her research looking at the genetics of cancer. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
In this film Roland Schwarz talks about his research using computers to model and understand evolution. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
In this film Gosia Trynka talks about her research looking at the effect of genetic changes on the immune system. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
This hands-on activity allows you to create your own paper model of a DNA double helix.
Discover how DNA can provide clues to recreate the faces of people from the past.
This flash animation shows you how DNA mutations are involved in the development of cancer.
This multimedia resource tells the story of the Tasmanian devil and the transmissible cancer that threatens its existence
In this activity you can make a bracelet of DNA sequence from organisms including a human, chimpanzee, butterfly, carnivorous plant or flesh-eating bacteria.
This 3D animation gives a simple overview of next generation DNA sequencing, known as massively parallel sequencing.
This animation shows one of the methods currently being used to sequence DNA at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
Through this fun activity you can learn more about the spread of microbes and their potential to infect people.
Step into the shoes of a genetic scientist and carry out a phenotype analysis with the model organism, zebrafish.
This film features personal accounts from scientists from the USA and UK who were involved in the Human Genome Project.
This animation explains what DNA does in our bodies and how it makes us the unique individuals we are.
Are you faster than a machine? Compete against the computer to sequence DNA from a capillary sequencing machine.
Make your own edible DNA double helix out of sweets!
This animation shows where and how the human genome is stored within our cells.
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