Zukunftstag 2017

Zukunftstag 2017

April 27, 2017

Zukunftstag 2017 at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) as part of the nationwide Girls' Day & Boys' Day initiative. On April 27th, 2017 the MPI-IE open its doors to young adults, which are interested to visit the institute and want to learn more about the the exciting world of moderne molecular biology and the profession of a scientist in this field of research.

You are attending 8th till 10th grade and you have a big interest in science especially in modern biology? Come to visit our institute on April 27th, 2017. The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology prepared an exciting program for the Zukunftstag 2017, that brings you in touch with our scientists and shows how we work.

We start the day with short presentation about the the institute and you will attend your first scientific poster presentation to learn more about the research topics at the institute. In addition, you will visit some labs. But of course you also have the chance to do some experiments. In our DNA Kitchen we show you the mysterious craft of a DNA extraction. Further, you will meet our DNA specialists of our DeepSeq-Unit, work on our microsopes with our Imaging-Team and visit our flies.


Time in HH:MM Activity
9:00 - 9:45 Welcome note, overview about the institute and the program of the day
Marcus Rockoff (Public relations)
9:55 - 11:00 Lab time! (Part 1)
DNA-Kitchen. The mysterious craft of DNA extraction

Marcus, Janine, Zoe, Herbert
11:05 - 11:45 Careers at the institute“
Occupational orientation
Valérie, Marcus and Sophie
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 14:00
(incl. break)
DNA Lab!
How to analyze DNA?

Workshop on PCR, gel electrophoresis and DNA sequencing with the Sanger method
Janine, Zoe and Marcus
14:10 - 15:45
(inkl. Pause)
Lab time (Part 2)

Group 1
Christian, Visjna, Sergiy, Petra

Group 2
How many stripes has a fly? The Fly facility of the MPI-IE
Plamen, Heidi, Valérie
15:45 - 16:00 closing event
questions, certificates and photos

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