BIO-TECH GEL ELECTROPHORESIS
Gel electrophoresis is a laboratory method used to separate mixtures of DNA, RNA, or proteins according to molecular size. In gel electrophoresis, the molecules to be separated are pushed by an electrical field through a gel that contains small pores.
A Creativity Grant was used to purchase a special gel electrophoresis equipment package for students taking the new Life Science biotechnology course, as well as 11th and 12th graders studying Forensic Science. Using hands-on equipment that is used in the science industry around the world, students are able to keep up to date with current technology and better understand the process and its applications.