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    Brighton College pupils announced as UAE Finalists in the Genes in Space™ competition!

    Brighton College pupils announced as UAE Finalists in the Genes in Space™ competition!

    The UAE Space Agency and The National announced five finalist teams in the first UAE Genes in Space™ student competition, that has the goal of designing an experiment using DNA analysis to solve a real-life space exploration problem.
    The finalist set of student proposals include investigations to protect astronaut DNA from radiation damage, engineer biological medicines in space, and assess the impacts of microgravity on human physiology. The winning proposal will be the first UAE student-led DNA experiment performed aboard the International Space Station (ISS), using miniPCR™ technology.


    The finalist teams were chosen from a competitive group of more than 110 applications involving 225 students across the Emirates.
    Brighton College pupils Nikhil Potula and Zack Rahman (both Year 9) are finalists! 

    Congratulations - what an incredible achievement!

    For more details, please click here and here.