20-22 March 2019 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Age Recommendation

School Years 10 to 12


QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute


QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, 300 Herston Road, Brisbane QLD 4006

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School Student $10
Liam St Pierre

Liam St Pierre


Liam St Pierre

Liam St Pierre came to QIMR Berghofer as a PhD student in 2002, with a research project identifying new therapeutic drug leads from the venom of Australia’s deadliest land snakes....

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Rowena Long

Rowena Long


Rowena Long

Rowena Long has a research background in plant ecology and molecular biology, and is a registered teacher. Her PhD and postdoctoral research focussed on the mysterious world of weed seeds,...

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The Apprentice programs are small, hands-on workshops in which scientists, technologists and innovators educate curious minds on the workings and wonders of their chosen fields.

Combining biology, chemistry and physics, biomedical science examines the genetic and environmental causes of disease, and explores prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Today, translational research enables scientists to take discoveries from the laboratory bench to the hospital bed.

Apprentices will have a chance to experiment at QIMR Berghofer, a world-leading medical research institute to learn the techniques used to study the body’s immune responses to invaders like Ross River virus.


  • Capacity limit of 18 per session.
  • Program is best suited to participants aged 15 and over.
  • Participants aged 12 to 14 may be admitted if accompanied by a paying adult (children under 12 will not be permitted).
  • Covered footwear is essential.
  • School and international study groups must be accompanied by a teacher (basic scientific English language skills are essential).

To book

Complete the QTIX School Group Booking Request form.

If you have any questions, please phone a QTIX Groups Bookings Officer on (07) 3840 7466.

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