Since 2006, the Leiden Institute of Chemistry has successfully organized the "Reizend DNA-lab: Gezond of Ziek: een vouwtje verkeerd”. During this DNA-lab course, Dutch high school students of 4 HAVO until 6 VWO will search for the molecular causes of some protein folding diseases like cancer, cystic fibroses and Alzheimer’s disease. The students get acquainted with techniques to trace “healthy” and “unhealthy” proteins in cells and to determine different protein structures. By letting high school students and teachers work with research techniques and equipment we try to connect the high school biology and chemistry lessons with the world of science.
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