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STEM research programme

A STEM project that was submitted to the Royal Society by Dr Emmanuel, Teacher of Biology provides TGS students with £3,000 of university-standard technical equipment. 

Dr Emmanuel explains more about the opportunity it provides: “ This exciting project will help students develop skills in applying molecular techniques such as DNA profiling, electrophoresis and Polymerase Chain Reactions to real life situations involving genomics, bioinformatics, diagnostics, medicine, agriculture, nutrition science and forensics.  They will also see how these techniques are being used by scientists during the current pandemic in the fight against COVID.  

The Royal Society assessors were particularly impressed by the way the project develops other transferable skills such as problem-solving, independent thinking, critical analysis, teamwork, creativity, communication and digital literacy”. 

The project sets up an academic partnership with Dr Russell Hearn from King's College London who will be a mentor to students, helping with methodology as well as giving career talks to give our students an insight into STEM related careers.