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  • Research a new cure for bowel cancer!

    Do you want to investigate a new cure for the bowel cancer? In this virtual experiment we invite you to do sequencing genetics and to identify genes that could inhibit the proliferation of tumoral stem cells.

  • Develop a drug!

    Once we've managed to find the drug target, why don't we try developing a drug? First we need to purify the target and research its three-dimensional structure in order to identify a drug that will interact with it. You'll need to use different techniques in order to find a drug and check that it works. 

  • Produce a drug target!

    Do you want to produce a drug target against some of the symptoms of schizophrenia? We know that the enzyme known as POP is more active in people living with schizophrenia than it should be. You'll be able to manipulate bacteria in this laboratory in order to achieve the quantity of the enzyme you need.

  • Participate in the research to find a vaccine for HIV!

    In this experiment you'll be able to research a vaccine against HIV, designing the different phases of the experiment and visiting a virtual laboratory which will help you. Finally you'll find out more about the difficulties in finding a vaccine. 

  • It takes guts

    In the case of obese patients who do not respond to diets or drugs, there's always the option of surgery. Do you dare have a go at performing a gastric bypass operation and connecting the new pouch to the small intestine? This operation is called gastric bypass surgery and has a series of consequences which you'll learn all about.

  • Investigate a malaria vaccine

    How would you like to investigate the different parasite proteins in this laboratory to find out which provokes the strongest immune response? This is the vaccine candidate we're looking for! You'll travel around the world to find different blood samples in order to carry out your experiment. 

  • Investigate a suspect skin growth

    How would you like to enter this virtual laboratory and carry out a biopsy on skin tissue using the right surgical materials? Afterwards you'll be able to check if the tissue is cancerous. You'll discover all about the different treatments for melanoma and the characteristics of suspicious moles. 

  • Discover the organism that best produces the EPO protein!

    Phase 3: Once you've produced the protein, you can extract it and use electrophoresis to find out which organism produces it in the greatest quantities so that it can be used to “manufacture” the drug.

    Afterwards, you'll need to do some animal and human testing. 

  • Produce a protein using different organisms!

    Phase 2: You can now synthesis the protein using the bacteria and plant and animal cells if you follow the correct protocols and select the optimum conditions for carrying out the experiment. 

    (Remember to save the required temperatures for moving onto the next...

  • Check that you have the correct DNA sample for your research!

    Phase 1: With the genetic material necessary for producing EPO to hand, you'll be invited to perform translation in order to obtain the protein. With the help of the computer you'll then check if you've obtained the desired protein and will know if the genetic material is fit for purpose. 

    Once you've done that you can move onto phase 2. You'll need to save your DNA sequence for...