Hands on Activity: DIY DNA Extraction Experiment

Who is The Scouse Scientist?

Holly Ellis grew up in Liverpool and was always a science geek. She studied biological sciences at Oxford University, afterwards she joined the NHS and completed their postgraduate scientist training program in genetics where she now works as a clinical scientist in genetics in the NHS.

Her main aims are to inspire young people to pursue a career in science whilst educating people about genetics. Her YouTube channel – The Scouse Scientist – is her way of achieving this.

What does the hands on activity involve?

In one of her videos, Holly Ellis introduces an interesting hands-on activity that you can do from your home using simple ingredients we all have in our cupboards. The activity involves extracting DNA from strawberries, and seeing it with your naked eye! Watch the video below to find out how.

Make sure to check out the rest of the videos on her YouTube channel – link below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_t4XMmOs1JgyCnpqpsNZIQ

~The LIVE with Scientists team