Published on: 24 March 2016

Last week, the Year 12 Biology students visited the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research to help them better understand how mutations can be identified by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), electrophoresis and gene sequencing.

The aim of the excursion was to engage, educate and inspire the students to become the next generation of medical researchers. The boys toured the labs, interacted with research scientists and had access to the latest scientific tools and equipment used by the staff.

“The students really enjoyed the practical aspects of the excursion – the hands on, engaging and interactive activities that added to their classroom based knowledge in a high-end technical setting,” said Science Teacher Michael Masterton.

“They also enjoyed learning about possible career paths within the world of medical research and biotechnology.”