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Fruit DNA with Dr. Sam Grant

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 @ 6:00 PM

Event Location:

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Presenter: Sam Grant, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Faculty & MagLab researcher

Zoom: http://bit.ly/OHFruitDNA

Description: What is DNA and can you extract it at home yourself? Join COE faculty & MagLab researcher Dr. Sam Grant to extract DNA from fruits and veggies in your fridge and learn about the cutting edge health science research taking place in powerful magnets.

Materials needed: 

  • Fruit – Bananas, Kiwi or Strawberries all work well
  • 5 g dishwashing liquid
  • 2 g salt
  • 100 mL tap water
  • 100 mL of ice cold alcohol (isopropyl alcohol can usually be found at the pharmacists); put in a freezer for at least 30 min before starting the experiment
  • Access to hot water – about 60 °C
  • Sieve or coffee filter paper
  • Two glass beakers (or old jam-jars)
  • Several bowls of different sizes, including a large bowl for making a water bath
  • A paperclip
  • Safety spectacles – if desired


E-Week 2021

This event is part of Engineers Week and the MagLab Open House. Discover more events happening this week!

Ginny Fouts