Summerschool Junior

Summerschool

During Summerschool Junior, 180 primary school children visit the University Utrecht campus for a week to learn about diverse topics like veterinary science, geosciences and social sciences. The Mobile DNA-lab ‘Language of a Tumour’ developed a 2 hours programme on DNA for these 8-12 year olds.

The programme consists of three parts:

1. Playing a game that clarifies that we are all unique because of our DNA.
2. DNA isolation from a cheek swap that the children get to do themselves. It shows them what their own DNA looks like and yes, they get to take it home!
3. Building a strand of DNA from candy. The code of the DNA-strand is composed of a (made up) sequence based on their hair colour.

The programme is a continuous blend of playing, discovering, and learning. This (inter)active approach ensures a high learning curve and a lot of fun!

News

16 Jun 2017

CGC members awarded Spinoza Prize

We proudly congratulate our CGC members Alexander van Oudenaarden and Albert Heck for being awarded the Spinoza Prize. Albert Heck, isprofessor in the field of mass spectrometryand proteomics. Alexander van Oudenaarden is professor of quantitative biology of gene regulation and director of the Hubrecht Institute. 

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18 Nov 2016

Gogola wins CGC poster award

On November 18th, Ewa Gogola (NKI) was awarded with the CGC poster award 2016. Eva received the award during the KIT meeting on Genomic Instability in Cancer for her poster entitled 'Loss of PARG causes PARP inhibitor resistance in BRCA2-deficient mouse mammary tumors'.

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03 Apr 2016

CGC.nl at Science in the city

You can find CGC.nl researchers at Utrecht's Culturele Zondag. Perform some experiments yourself at the Domplein or listen to some lectures at the Winkel van Sinkel

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Agenda

16 & 17 Nov 2017

CGC annual meeting New Horizons in Cancer Research

On 16-17 November 2017, CGC will host its annual meeting entitled 'New Horizons in Cancer Research'. Attendance is free of charge however registration is required. Location: Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, Mauritskade 63 Amsterdam.  

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31 May - 02 Jun 2017

Workshop: Functional Analysis of Sequence Variants in Hereditary Breast- and Ovarian Cancer Genes

Improving Genetic Counseling and Cancer Treatment Strategies

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07 Apr 2017

DNA-lab day 2017

We host a DNA-lab day for high school teachers in the Reehorst, Ede together with other mobile DNA labs. During the day teachers can learn about new developments in DNA technology. Teachers can participate in workshops and practicals developed for high school students about DNA technology and societal challenges (Dutch only).

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