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DIYbio Manchester presents.. a Mystery Meat Workshop

MadLab (Manchester Digital Laboratory)

Saturday, 8 March 2014 from 10:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

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Mystery Meat?

Ever wondered what that “meat” in your takeaway or ready meal really consists of? Still trying to track down a reliable supplier of horse meat lasagne now that Findus has gone legit? Want to investigate whether food fraud is happening on your doorstep?

We’ve been working, with some assistance from Parisian biohackspace La Paillasse and itinerant biohacker Noah Most, on a “quick ’n’ dirty” DNA analysis protocol that can solve these kinds of questions and we’re ready to test them out, with your help, in a one-day workshop.

DNA Analysis!

Using a couple of simple techniques and some lab know-how it's possible to look for particular patterns in DNA, whether unique to an individual (a DNA fingerprint, as used by the forensic analysts at CSI), linked to a particular inherited genetic trait (e.g. eye colour or bitter taste perception) or unique to a particular species (Cow, Pig, Sheep, Horse, Mammoth, Zebu etc.)

In our workshop, you'll get hands-on with the basics of the two techniques involved – PCR and Gel Electrophoresis – and the science behind them. Search for unique patterns in the DNA of your favourite (or not-so-favourite) takeaways and ready meals, and attempt to identify the mystery meats contained within! No scientific knowledge is assumed so come curious and have fun.

Do you have questions about DIYbio Manchester presents.. a Mystery Meat Workshop? Contact MadLab (Manchester Digital Laboratory)

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MadLab
36-40 Edge St
M4 1HN
United Kingdom

Saturday, 8 March 2014 from 10:00 to 17:00 (GMT)


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MadLab (Manchester Digital Laboratory)

MadLab Courses are learning for doers. Every one of our courses, whether it's electronics or coding, writing or making, is powered by the same magic. 

Bring your curiosity and a little bit of imagination, and we'll amaze you with what you can do!

 

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