Mutant Plants Workshop

The Mutant Plants workshop is offered to 5th and 6th grade primary school groups at the CRAG facilities. The aim of the workshop is to bring students closer to the function and the usefulness of plant science and to the scientist’s methods in a fun way.

In the workshop, boys and girls will learn to recognize some characteristic aspects of plant research, such as the use of model organisms. Using mutant plants and laboratory material like binocular magnifiers, students will have to work like real scientists, watching carefully, making their own hypothesis and reaching consensus conclusions. The workshop is complemented by a visit to the CRAG facilities guided by research personnel.

At this time, the registration period for the 2023/24 school year workshops is closed. Stay tuned to the CRAG website and social networks for news on the registration opening, or subscribe to the distribution list and we will notify you by email.

Do you want to see how it looks like? Check out this video!


The Mutant Plants workshop was designed in 2017 jointly by the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) and the Centre for Research in Scientific and Mathematic Education (CRECIM), of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

With the collaboration of Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología - Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, and the programme Centros de Excelencia Severo Ochoa - Agencia Estatal de Investigación.