Sydney Australia Area Summer 2019 PDI

Sydney Australia Area Summer 2019 PDI

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:30pm
The University of Sydney
Exact professional development location TBC
Camperdown NSW 2006

This three-day workshop on the abridged series of the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) curriculum is open to any interested Sydney area high school science teacher who would like to be trained in teaching the ABE labs. Teachers who complete the training are eligible to borrow, free of charge, the equipment and consumables needed to teach the labs to all of their students.

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 Biotech Experience Professional Development Institute will contribute 15 hours of NESA registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 3.4.2, 4.4.2 and 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

For more information, please contact Eugenia O'Brien at or on 0434 070 338.

Labs covered: 

  • Laboratories 1.1 and 1.2: Micropipetting and Gel Electrophoresis
  • Laboratory 2A: Preparing to Verify the rfp Gene: Digesting the pARA-R Plasmid
  • Laboratory 4A: Verification of the Recombinant Plasmid Using Gel Electrophoresis
  • Laboratory 5A: Transforming Bacteria with the pARA-R Plasmid
  • PCR