“DNA Verdict” – criminological workshop with the ADAMED SmartUP Academy

27 March 2017

ADAMED SmartUP Academy’s criminological class “DNA Verdict” took place on 17th March. The workshop, which was co-organised with the Centre for Innovative Bioscience Education, were a unique chance for pupils to widen their theoretical knowledge and conduct a simulated multi-thread investigation.

The basis of the class was a fictional crime, during which the perpetrator “left” samples of his own DNA on site. The workshop participants were supposed to narrow down the number of suspects and finally identify the potentially guilty party, using forensic examination techniques. In order to do this, participants learned the basics of enzymatic DNA processing, and later they performed the RFLP procedure by themselves. An important part of the workshops was the story line, which required using deduction, stating hypotheses, and using logical arguments in order to eliminate false leads in the “investigation”

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If you want to take part in the ADAMED SmartUP Academy, there is an application form on our website http://academy.adamedsmartup.pl. Enter your e-mail address and explain in a few words (max. 50 words) why you are interested in participating in these classes. The workshop is aimed at teenagers aged 15-19.

The dates of future classes at the Centre for Innovative Bioscience Education will be announced soon. You can still sign up for the weekend classes:

  • “Medicine” in Olsztyn 29-30th March;
  • “Physics” in Białystok on 13-14th May;
  • “Chemistry” in Elbląg 20-21st May;
  • “Biochemistry” in Rzeszów in June.

The ADAMED SmartUP Academy courses are a chance for young people to conduct complex experiments by themselves, solve scientific puzzles together, and to meet people with similar interests and passions. Information about future courses is published regularly at http://academy.adamedsmartup.pl. This is the 3rd edition of the series – you can view pictures from previous editions on ADAMED SmartUP’s fanpage.

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