On Wednesday 10th January, Year 12 Biology students from The Royal Harbour Academy visited Kent University for the first of a three part trip to give the students hands-on experience of lab work with a focus on biomedical science.
The students spent the day purifying and identifying protein molecules that can be useful in diagnosis of diseases such as Covid. The students successfully carried out cation exchange chromatography, used spectrophotometers and performed gel electrophoresis. As a result students were able to correctly identify their purified proteins. They also had a talk about STEM subjects at university as well as how to make their applications stand out.
It was a fantastic day and the students are looking forward to the second part in April.