Amgen Biotech Experience

Amgen Biotech Experience

The Amgen Biotech Experience program engages students in learning molecular biology using relevant curricula, tools, and techniques. Participating teachers attend a NESA-accredited three-day PD training on the University of Sydney's main campus, January 22-24 2018. They then receive a loaned kit with research-grade equipment and supplies that allow students to participate in advanced science laboratories over the course of three weeks.

The hands-on ABE curriculum ties the laboratory experiences to the development of medicines, using technologies employed by the biotechnology industry in the discovery of human therapeutics. Students learn the use of recombinant DNA techniques and important molecular "tracers."

Professional development for ABE teachers enables them to keep pace with scientific advances and technologies and to introduce their students to the latest scientific discoveries. Teachers and students alike experience the excitement of participating in cutting-edge science with significant real-world applications.

This initiative provides teaching materials and research-grade equipment to classrooms to help educate students about the concepts and techniques scientists use to discover and develop medicines.

Register to attend the Professional Development session

The University of Sydney - Sydney School of Education and Social Work is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher and Highly Accomplished Teacher.

Completing the Amgen Biotechnology Experience Professional Development Institute will contribute 15hrs of NESA registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 3.4.2, 4.4.2 & 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.