The Apprentice Program is an immersive experience for students in Years 10-12 keen to get a taste of real science in action. 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. Apprentices will have a chance to experiment at QIMR Berghofer, a world-leading medical research institute to learn how the body’s defence system works against invaders and conduct a test to detect the presence of a Ross River virus antibody.
– Capacity limit of 24 per session
– Participants must be aged 15 and over
– Covered footwear is essential
– School and international study groups* must be accompanied by a teacher
* Basic scientific English language skills are essential.
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