Extraction of DNA and chlorophyll from plant cells

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Tutorial: Extraction of DNA and chlorophyll from plant cells – seeing the invisible constituents of plants

With Vincenta Mikulėnaite and Kristina Zakutauskaite

Are you fascinated by the hidden mysteries within plant cells? The tutorial unleashes curiosity by exploring the fundamental essential units of plant’s life – DNA – the molecule that caries genetic instructions for the functioning of an organism and chlorophyll, the pigment that gives plants their green color and helps them convert sunlight into energy. It introduces the extraction procedure of DNA and chlorophyll from spinach, unlocking the hidden beauty within.

Vincenta works in the field of epigenetics – by applying biochemical methods, she seeks to understand what effect DNA modifications have on various biologically important processes in mammalian cells. She is a PhD student in biochemistry at the Center for Life Sciences, Vilnius University. Kristina worked as a laboratory assistant at Vilnius University studying the structure of photosynthetic reaction centers and its importance for the interaction of chlorophyll pigments.

Workshop: Extraction of DNA and chlorophyll from plant cells – seeing the invisible constituents of plants

Workshop with Vincenta Mikulėnaite ir Kristina Zakutauskaite

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2022 AT 6 PM UTC+01
Venue: KOMPRESORINĖ Ideas Block, Goštauto str. 11, entrance from the inner yard.

Are you fascinated by the hidden mysteries within plant cells? Unleash your curiosity by exploring the fundamental essential units of plant’s life – DNA – the molecule that caries genetic instructions for the functioning of an organism and chlorophyll, the pigment that gives plants their green color and helps them convert sunlight into energy. We will perform and learn the extraction procedure of DNA and chlorophyll from spinach, unlocking the hidden beauty within.

Instead of a paintbrush we will use a microscope and chemistry to make our own unique pieces of art. We will also learn about the different techniques and lighting conditions that can be used to create a range of artistic effects. Through hands-on practice and guided experimentation, participants will have the opportunity to explore the unique beauty of DNA and chlorophyll pigment and create their own stunning visual interpretations of these fundamental units of photosynthetic organisms.

The event will be held in Lithuanian, with English translation on request.The workshop is free and open to everyone. We kindly ask you to register by writing to: o-o@o-o.lt

Supported by: Lithuanian Council for Culture Organised by: Institutio Media in collaboration with Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Union.

Vincenta works in the field of epigenetics – by applying biochemical methods, she seeks to understand what effect DNA modifications have on various biologically important processes in mammalian cells. She is a PhD student in biochemistry at the Center for Life Sciences, Vilnius University.

Kristina worked as a laboratory assistant at Vilnius University studying the structure of photosynthetic reaction centers and its importance for the interaction of chlorophyll pigments.