A PIGuliar Investigation

Piguliar Investigation
Target Audience: Middle School, High School, College
NCCCS Core Courses: BIO-110, BIO-111, BIO-112, BIO-175, BIO-275
Equipment Used: Electrophoresis Apparatus, Micropipette

Zoonosis (a disease that can be transmitted to humans from animals) in swine are increasingly becoming a global public health concern. In this activity students will be introduced to a swine influenza outbreak, the potential dangers it poses to the human population, and perform electrophoresis of simulated PCR samples in an effort to develop a rapid testing methodology to cull the potential epidemic.