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  • Workshop

DNA isolation from tomatoes

Under the guidance of young scientists, everyone can conduct their own experiments in the DNA Visitors’ Lab – and learn how to use pipettes and other laboratory equipment from molecular biology.

  • Adults, Family and children, Young people

Thanks to the hands-on activities in our DNA Visitors’ Lab, you will learn more about DNA analysis. During this workshop, tomatoes are chopped up and their DNA released using lysis buffer and proteases, flocculated with alcohol and transferred to a vessel. Not only can you follow the everyday work of the researchers in the laboratory, but you can also learn fascinating facts about cell biology, heredity and genetic engineering.


The lift that leads to the lab is currently out of order. Visitors will need to use the stairs to get to the lab.

When will this event take place?

Discover which activities are taking place by checking our daily programme, which is published at around 9.20 each day. Our programme changes daily and includes guided tours, demonstrations, science shows and hands-on activities for individual visitors and small groups of up to five people. All programme events are held in German. They begin either directly where the activity is set to take place or at a guided-tour meeting point in the relevant exhibition.

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