Teacher Training (ELLS)TeachingBASE
ELLS TeachingBASE is a collection of molecular biology teaching modules designed for teachers and students, developed by ELLS staff members and EMBL scientists. The materials are freely available but each module carries a creative commons copyright.
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How do microarrays work?
Using just a custom-made mat, Velcro and torches, this activity guides you step by step though this new technology and gives you glimpses of its possible future applications. More information
What are stem cells?
The Stem Cell Game presents a basic A to Z of stem cells. The facts are presented in a board game, designed as a non-formal teaching aid to reinforce the syllabus. More information
How to produce recombinant insulin?
This module includes two activities. The aim of the first bioinformatics activity is to guide the student through the world of protein databases using IT tools. The second is a practical activity illustrating the simulation of recombinant insulin synthesis. More information
Follow Pax6 in the World Wide Web
The activity looks at the Pax6 protein from zebrafish, which is involved in eye development. By 'following' this protein in biological databases students can find out about its function, structure, etc. All that is needed is access to the Internet. More information
Wie programmiere ich in der Bioinformatik mit PERL?
In 10 unabhängigen Blöcken führt dieser Kurs ein, wie in mithilfe von selbst geschriebenen Computer-Programmen Probleme der biologischen Datenverarbeitung (Bioinformatik) gelöst werden können. Weitere Informationen
What are the social consequences of genetic testing?
Genetic testing involves revealing personal genetic information, and this can create a dilemma. Deciding how the information should be used and who should have access to it raise complex ethical issues. This module is based on a role play activity. More information
What is the Code of Life?
This course contains four activities on bioinformatics, which are done with paper and a pen. Students learn about genes, and the modifications in their sequences. And how a phylogenetic tree is drawn from changes in the genes. More information
What is your name in DNA?
With this computer programme you can translate your name into DNA code and find out whether there are any proteins with your name-sequence in them. This activity was produced by the EMBL-EBI (European Informatics Institute). More information
By folding a piece of paper you can find out how the two log chains of nucleotides entwine and twist to form the "ladder-like" DNA double helix which carries the genetic code in the sequence of the 4 bases: adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G) and thymine (T). More information
Using household chemicals you can isolate DNA from bananas in just a few steps. More information
12 years and up
14 years and up
16 years and up