The Scottish Daffodil Project Teachers Training Day

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


Provided Jalview training to school teachers as part of the Scottish Daffodil Project. A collaborative school-based research project involving 9 Scottish secondary schools funded by the Royal Society.
The aim is to extract and sequence the chloroplast genome of various daffodil cultivars using living collections from the National Trust for Scotland Brodie Castle and Croft 16. Each school will sequence three different daffodil plants using Oxford Nanopore MinION. Jalview will be used to view, align and analyse the assembled genomes.
The project is a collaboration between the University of Dundee Education and Social Work, the University of Dundee Botanic Garden, the University of Dundee School of Life Sciences, the Royal Society, the James Hutton Institute as well as schools across Scotland supported by Jon Hale, a teacher on the Island of Jersey.
Period11 Nov 2021
Degree of RecognitionRegional