veski inspiring students lesson 4: flow cytometry experiment

Overview 

In this video, Dr Melissa Call, a Laboratory Head within the Structural Biology division at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, undertakes an experiment to test the function of a MARCH9 Protein in her lab. Melissa introduces the MARCH9 protein and a mutant into a petri dish of cells to see how those mutations effect the function of the cells.     

This video is relevant for year 10 to 12 students who have studied science, with a basic knowledge of biology.

The activities provided with this resource can be used across multiple lessons including watching the video, having a discussion about the content of the video, analysing the provided flow cytometry plots and completing the worksheet and other activities.  

 

Key objectives

  • Using the provided flow cytometry plots to analyse the data collected from this experiment to determine if the MARCH9 protein was affected and if so why this would happen. 
  • Understanding of definitions of the key words mentioned in video.
  • Understanding why how this experiment is relevant to everyday life.

 

Background information

 

Activities

 

Categories

DNA, Years 10 to 12, Experimentation, Biology, Cell

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