The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre received today enthusiastic Secondary 3 and 4 students as part of a career discovery week in Life Sciences and Health Technologies (LFHT) organized by Montréal Relève, in collaboration with Montréal InVivo.

All through the day, participants explored the mysteries of the infinitely small by visiting the sequencing and genotyping labs. They were also able to act as biomedical laboratory technicians by using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to replicate DNA, and then analyze their results by having the DNA migrate in agarose gel electrophoresis.

Those two activities are part of Génome Québec Flight450 minilab, a scientific investigation activity performed by more than 2000 Québec high school students since 2016.

During their weeklong journey in the LFHT sector, students also visited the Research Institute of the CHUM, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, the Neomed Institute and the National Research Council Canada.


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