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DIY-Lab | Ingrijpen in de natuur

DIY labs are held daily in the Mariënburgkapel, giving you the opportunity to participate in experiments and workshops. Slip on a lab coat, roll up your sleeves and get started as a bona fide researcher.

Using microscopes, HAN will help you examine the behaviour of the minuscule C. Elegans worm and make a yeast culture. With the help of the Max Planck Institute, you can examine the DNA in your own saliva to see if you have the language gene. 

Identifying the duplicated worms
Caenorhabditis elegans is a 1mm long worm, used as a model for human biology in the HAN Biocentre. The microscopic worms can “smell” different chemicals. If they like the smell, the worms will go towards it. By comparing different chemicals to see which one(s) the worms prefer, you can identify  which worms are genetically modified, because those are unable to smell. 

Can we produce oil from paper waste or champost ?
In order to lower our CO2-footprint, researchers from the HAN Biocentre are looking for alternatives oil sources. By investigating whether the oleaginous yeast HBC025 is able to convert paper waste and/or champost into oil, you will witness the process of growing HBC025 on the processed components and determine microscopically if oil is being accumulated.

Language and Genetics
How are your language learning skills? Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics try to find out whether your linguistic talent is in your genes. Using everyday tools, you can visualize your own DNA and find out.

Curious about genetic modification? Kunstlab helps you to think about the ways in which this subject can change your life in the near future.

  • Nature's Best
This program is free of charge