Genetic Engineer’s Apprentice
11 March 2022
SPARQ-Ed Lab, Translational Research Institute


Want to engineer your genes? Did you ever know that doctors can cure diseases by replacing “bad” genes with “good” genes?

In genetic engineering, researchers try to supply copies of healthy genes to cells with changed or missing genes so that the healthy genes will take over. Plasmids are used as vehicles to carry these healthy genes into the targeted cells of living beings.

Come to TRI and meet Professor Jyotsna and other scientists to learn about genes and how “bad” genes cause diseases in you. Next, you will get hands-on experience in changing/replacing one’s bad genes with healthy genes and insert them in to cells, to build resistance and fight deadly diseases.

More Information

Covered footwear is essential.

SPARQ-Ed lab is located opposite Cafe Catalyst, in the atrium of the TRI building. More information about visiting the venue is available here.





37 Kent Street Woolloongabba

Age Recommendation

Suitable for students years 9-11

Session Times

Genetic Engineer's Apprentice

11 March 2022

120 mins 10:00am



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