Year 12 Biology Trip to The Gurdon Institute, Cancer Research UK
Year 12 Biology students enjoyed a trip to the prestigious cancer research lab, The Gordon Institute, funded by Wellcome and Cancer Research UK at Cambridge University, as a reward for performing well in the subject.
The lab is famous for the work of Dr. John Gurdon, distinguished group leader, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2012 and Member of the Department of Zoology, to learn more about his work please click here.
The Gurdon Institute studies the biology of development, and how normal growth and maintenance go wrong in cancer and other diseases.
Students were treated to a tour of the facilities and even got a chance to do some hands on microscopy work themselves, differentiating healthy cells from cancer cells.
A highlight for some students was a visit to the frog room, where they saw clones of the very first frog that Dr Gurdon successfully cloned!