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19 November 2015

School children visits CPSC to learn about GMO

Students from 9th grade at the Danish-German Sankt Petri School in Copenhagen visited Copenhagen Plant Science Centre on 18 November. They talked to the Wenkel lab at Department for Plant and Environmental Sciences and went on a tour of the growth facilities at Rolighedsvej.

Young Investigator at CPSC, Stephan Wenkel, and PhD student Ulla Dolde explained the principles of genetically modifying plants. They also told the group of students about new technologies such as CRISPR/CAS9. In return the students asked about the pros and cons of using GMO which the scientists elaborated on. An outcome of the meeting will be an essay on the topic of GMO by the 9th grade students.