Geneticist’s Apprentice

QIMR - Berghofer Medical Research Institute


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

QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading medical research institute focused on research into cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and chronic disorders.

Apprentices will have the chance to learn techniques working with DNA as a tool to study human evolution and migration of populations by studying an individual family’s genetics.

Geneticist’s Apprentice is presented in partnership with QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.



QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Activity Provider

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Queensland’s first medical research institute has worked for 75 years to better the health and well-being of the people of Queensland. As a world-leading research...

View Profile
View All Featured

More Information

Covered footwear is essential, long hair tied back.

Please enter the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute through the Central Building (with the circular drive) and report to Reception when you arrive.

Visitors must not attend QIMR Berghofer if they:

  • Are feeling unwell, or experiencing any cold or flu symptoms, including mild symptoms
  • Are awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • Are a close contact of a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19
  • Have been to a COVID-19 exposure site, or declared hotspot in the last 14 days.




QIMR - Berghofer Medical Research Institute

300 Herston Road, Herston, QLD 4006

Age Recommendation

Suitable for students years 10-12

Send this to a friend