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Chugai Offers Biology Laboratory Class for Elementary School Students

June 16, 2014



ENP Newswire - 16 June 2014

Release date- 13062014 - Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. [Head Office: Chuo-ku Tokyo; Chairman & CEO: Osamu Nagayama] (hereafter, 'Chugai') announced today that it will host a biology laboratory class for elementary school students titled 'What is a gene? ~Observation of cells and extraction of DNA.~'

The class will be offered in collaboration with the Science Museum and the NPO group 'Life Bio Plaza 21' as part of Chugai's social contribution activities.

Chugai has been hosting social contribution and educational activities for kids since 2008 to help foster children's interest in science by giving them opportunities to have fun with science. Continuing on from last year's program, the theme this summer is 'genes.' Students will observe cells taken from onions and their own oral mucosa to learn the difference between plant and animal cells. They will also extract DNA from bananas. Chugai employees will join the laboratory class as volunteer instructors and help convey the fun of science to the children.

In past years, the laboratory classes were organized for elementary and junior high school students, but in 2013 the program was revamped and expanded to offer classes for high school students as well. This year, too, Chugai is planning to hold a variety of science laboratory classes specifically designed for each age group.

Chugai's mission is to 'dedicate itself to add exceptional value through the creation of innovative medical products and services for the benefit of the medical community and human health around the world.' Based on this philosophy, Chugai has been carrying out a wide range of activities from the perspective of contributing to fostering and training the future generation of leaders in science and technology. We are continuously dedicated to actively undertaking the education of the next generation on health-related issues as part of our social contribution activities.

.Overview of the laboratory class Name of event:

Chugai Pharmaceutical presents the Biology Laboratory Class: 'What is a gene?

~Observation of cells and extraction of DNA~'

Dates:

July 19, 2014 (Sat) 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 20, 2014 (Sun) 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Venue:

Experimental Stadium L, 4F, the Science Museum, Tokyo

Participation:

Free of charge

Eligibility:

Elementary school children in grades 4 to 6

Number of participants:

24 students per class (4 classes over 2 days)

.Schedule for upcoming biology laboratories? .Biology laboratory for junior high school students Name of the event:

Chugai Pharmaceutical presents a Biology Science Laboratory (Applied course): 'Luminous Lives ~Mechanism of lumination and applications for medical services and industry~'

Dates:

August 10, 2014 (Sun)

Eligibility:

Junior high school students

.Biology science laboratory for high school students Name of event:

Roche Diagnostics and Chugai Pharmaceutical present a biology science laboratory: 'What meat is this? - Verification of beef, pork and poultry contained in foods, using real-time PCR -'

Dates:

August 28, 2014 (Thu)

August 29, 2014 (Fri)

Eligibility:

High school students

For further information on upcoming biology science laboratories, please refer to the Science Museum (http://www.life-bio.or.jp/) and Life Bio Plaza 21 (http://www.life-bio.or.jp/.)

(Both websites are available in Japanese only.)


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Source: ENP Newswire


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