ICGEB School Outreach Programme resumes in South Africa

ICGEB Cape Town is delighted to resume its School Outreach Programme after a 2-year hiatus.

Last week, the Component welcomed the American International School of Cape Town, with learners and ICGEB researchers thrilled to take part in this key event in our calendar. Jhill Johns, Biosafety analyst and science outreach enthusiast from Biosafety SA also joined in the Programme.

The full day visit to the ICGEB laboratories consisted of hands-on activities: DNA isolation of strawberries, tissue culture, PCR, protein quantification and the Foldscope.

We asked the future young South African scientists for feedback:
‘Thank you for an amazing day filled with amazing and interesting tasks. I appreciate the care and interest of everyone involved! I am definitely looking forward to a research-based career’ Noah Gibson

Thank you so much for the amazing day filled with eye opening, intriguing activities that we were able to do with your welcoming team of incredibly knowledgeable scientists. Being able to see the many concepts we have learned in class in action was a true pleasure and very interesting to see in person‘ Sela Paladino

The ICGEB continues to be actively engaged in the dissemination of science for the public. Our scientists, staff and students participate in science fairs and events and voluntarily support local, national and international outreach activities, thereby enriching our work, deepening our contribution to the wider society, and aligning our mission to our environment.