Dr Mary Hannon-Fletcher, Course Director of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Ulster Coleraine visited the Biology Department on Friday 15th March.

Dr Hannon-Fletcher is involved in a Royal Society funded project with the Biology Department to develop the teaching and learning of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to pupils.

Dr Hannon-Fletcher spent the morning talking to Year 13 and Year 14 pupils about Biomedical Sciences and the role of laboratory based PCR. She carried out a number of PCR reactions with pupils using the Biology Department’s recently acquired PCR machine courtesy of a Royal Society Partnership grant.