Q: What is the Ghana National Biology Challenge?
A: The Ghana National Biology Challenge is a year long program run by GHScinetific which involves theoretical exams and practical workshop sessions as a process of selecting students to represent Ghana at the International Biology Olympiad
Q: Who can participate?
A: Students aged between 14-17yrs with an interest in Biology
Q: Where is the summer camp being held?
A: The 2week summer camp is being hosted at the University of Ghana
Q: What experiments and techniques will participants be exposed to?
A: There will be 11 research techniques in total which students will be introduced to and have the opportunity to try out for themselves. These include Aseptic Techniques, Immunostaining, Microscopy, DNA Extraction, Western Blotting, Chromatography, Plant and animal dissections, Whole mount slides of invertebrates, Measurement of photosynthesis and identifying plant and animal macro-structures
Q: Who will be facilitating and leading the participants in these experiments?
A: Sessions will be led by scientists from the University of Ghana and the University of Cape Coast. Additionally, practical sessions will also be facilitated by technical staff from the University of Ghana who have experience running laboratory sessions for tertiary level students and undertaking academic research
Q: Are there other activities which will take place during the GNBC Summer Camp?
A: Yes, participants will have daily engagements with professionals from various fields who have a biology background. Participants will also have workshop sessions on how to handle and analyse data to make scientifically accurate interpretations and conclusions
Q: Is the GNBC summer camp residential?
A: No, sessions run daily form 9am – 4pm
Q: What will students receive at the end of the summer camp?
A: Participant will be given a set of resource materials and certificates as proof of participation. Exceptional students will
Q: How can payments be made?
A: Payments can be made to the GHScientific Zenith Bank Account with Account Number 6010167035 or through the MTN Mobile Money Number 0549496256
Q: How can I get more information
A: You may contact GHScientific via any of our social media handles, via phone/whatsapp on 0501073889 or via email at email@example.com