The Biology students of Class XII visited IGIB (The Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology) on 4th November 2016 on the occasion of ‘Open Day’. It was an opportunity for hands-on experiments as well as informal interactions with the scientists on the experiment stations. Experiment stations like Lumino World highlighted the role of fluorescence in Biology.Students learnt about nanoparticles and their applications in chemistry and biology. Students extracted their own DNA from cheek cells and took it as ‘Souvenior’.One station also displayed the bacterial diversity and how bacteria can be visualized, identified and controlled. Stations with effect of antibiotics, drug designing and 3-D cell models were also among the exhibits.
The students saw amazing slides under Scanning Electron Microscope. The Star attraction was the Zebra fish Room with Casper zebra fish which was transparent.
This was a fantastic opportunity for the students to connect the concepts learnt in the school curriculum with scientific as well as real life problems and to nurture their budding ideas. The students were accompanied by Ms Shalini Chanan,Ms Kajal Sethi and Ms Niva Chhonkar, the Coordinator of the Biology Department.