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Make your own molecule (part of Discovery hub)



The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Find out about the importance of microbial DNA for shaping our planet.

An image of a phytoplankton bloom captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on August 1, 2004.

Microbes have played a central role over geological time in creating the world we live in. The secret to how they have played a part can be unlocked by examining their DNA.

Join Dr Patricia Sanchez-Baracaldo to learn how microbes are able to circulate nutrients around the globe. See if you can build DNA using only sweets and put your DNA replication and extraction skills to the test.

This event is part of our Summer Science Exhibition Lates evening. 

Drop-in activity – these activities run continuously and you can drop in at any time. Please note if the venue is at capacity you may have to wait.

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Make your own molecule (part of Discovery hub)

Microbial DNA holds the answer to life’s fundamental questions, including why our planet is the way it is. Delve into the secret world of microbes and discover why their DNA is important for life on Earth.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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