The traveling laboratory, called “Mobile Bioclass”, is designed to promote biosciences among school children and inspire them to pursue career in sciences. They get to work with real scientific instruments and conduct hands-on biotechnology experiments in order, for instance, to detect DNA molecules and identify genetic markers. The educational programme also includes lectures, discussions and training sessions designed to foster interest in science.
The „Mobile Bioclass“ started its activities in Lithuania in 2011. Up until now, the „Mobile Bioclass“ has already visited over 100 schools in 70 cities of Lithuania. The „Mobile Bioclass“ visits schools on a regular basis. All visits are free of charge. The „Mobile Bioclass“ is a joint project of company Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics and Vilnius University. „Mobile Bioclass“ will visit one-two Lithuanian schools during European Biotech Week 2014.