School groups are invited to join other Year 12 biology school groups to improve your understanding of Unit 4 subject matter and practice laboratory skills relevant to genetics.

Delivered by Dr Gurion Ang and current undergraduate biology students, explore concepts in:

  • recombinant DNA (bacterial transformation)
  • gene regulation and DNA extraction
  • amplification (PCR)
  • analysis (gel electrophoresis).

You'll assess your knowledge at the end of Experience Genetics with a quiz to earn a limited-edition Experience Genetics 2024 sticker.

Watch our video

Find out more about Experience Genetics (YouTube, 1m:36s). 

Session dates

  • Tuesday 9 July – fully booked
  • Wednesday 10 July – fully booked
  • Friday 12 July – fully booked
  • Monday 15 July – fully booked
  • Tuesday 16 July – fully booked
  • Wednesday 17 July – fully booked
  • Thursday 18 July – fully booked
  • Friday 19 July – fully booked


Tickets are $25 excluding GST ($27.50 including GST) per student.

We will invoice you after the event, based on the final number of students who attend.

Attendance is free for teachers and laboratory technicians.

Transport to and from the UQ St Lucia campus is at your school’s expense.


Please complete this form (PDF, 106.4 KB) and email the signed form to Sam Becker at

Note: the registration form should be completed for class groups by a nominated school teacher.

To discuss bespoke offerings of Experience Genetics for your school to suit your timetable, email Dr Gurion Ang at


9amWelcome and lab safety 
9.15amMicropipette tutorial, recombinant DNA, DNA extraction and PCR
12.45pmGel electrophoresis

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