Halle (Saale)

banner2de.NBI supports the BioByte 2019 from 20-24 July 2020, a Summer School for high school students that will be organized by MLU Halle in cooperation with the de.NBI partners at IPK Gatersleben (U. Scholz) and IPB Halle (S. Neumann). It is part of de.NBI’s outreach activities for promoting bioinformatics in Germany. For one week pupils of the 10th and 11th grades will have the opportunity to see what is actually behind the subject "Bioinformatics". The day at the IPB will be focused on how plant constituents can be determined. The participants will first have a guided tour through the greenhouses and phytochambers as well as to a mass spectrometry (MS) laboratory. For the subsequent laboratory test, MS experts will provide various fruits, such as raspberries and grapes, from which an extract for MS analysis will be produced. The innumerable signals from chemical compounds and their fragments that a mass spectrometer delivers must then be evaluated. Together with the staff of the Bioinformatics and Mass Spectrometry working group the pupils will create an evaluation workflow on the computer. For more information see: https://biobyte.uni-halle.de/