Applying advanced microscopy to reveal the structure and function of cells – At GTAC


Full day program

 

A mouse fibroblast cell that has its cytoskeleton (green), mitochondria (red) and nucleus (blue) fluorescently stained

A mouse fibroblast cell that has its cytoskeleton (green), mitochondria (red) and nucleus (blue) fluorescently stained

In this program students explore research case studies to generate an understanding of how technologies enhance our knowledge of cell structure and function and of diagnosis and treatment of disease. They utilise a variety of staining techniques to view cell structures using compound and fluorescence microscopes. Photographs of student triple-fluorescence stained mammalian cells are provided for access through the GTAC website. The triple fluorescence stain provides a unique and aesthetic insight into the architecture of eukaryotic cells as these stains allow them to view the cell cytoskeleton, mitochondria and DNA.

 

Assessment Note: This program can serve as context for assessment requirements within Unit 1, Outcome 1.

 

Level - Unit 1 VCE Biology

Venue - At GTAC in Parkville

Timing - Full day program: runs 9:30am - 2:45pm with a one hour lunch break

Approximate dates - Selected dates in Term 1 2018

 

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Program designers - Dr. Fran Maher, Dr. Nicole Webster & Dr. Tony Chiovitti