Thursday, May 3, 2012

With the vision of empowering students with the scientific knowledge, skills and latest developments in the upcoming field of biotechnology, the Department of Biotechnology of Manipal University, Dubai offers young minds a platform to display their innovative and creative knowledge by organizing an inter-school science model competition called “QUEST FOR BUDDING SCIENTISTS 2012” on May 8, 2012.

The students will create and exhibit models in the fields of e.g. cloning, recycling e-waste, turning plants into biofuels, lifesaving machines, bio-insecticides and bio-fertilizer, nano-robots, organic foods, recombinant DNA technology, disease models, forensic bio-techniques, monoclonal antibodies, genetically modified organisms, and biomedical instrumentation, using biodegradable material.

More than 200 students of grades 9 – 12 under the able guidance of about 30 science teachers from different schools across UAE are competing for the title by carving their scientific views into persuasive reality.