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QIMR Berghofer inspires up-and-coming students to consider science as a career path.

For senior students (years 11 and 12) with an aptitude for science, maths and technology, it is important to interact with scientists in the real world of medical research and have a hands-on experience in a working laboratory.

This is called a Day in the life of a scientist and is typically a half-day activity with breaks and includes: 

  • A hands-on investigation in our new state-of-art education laboratory, purpose built with excellent facilities for up to 24 senior students; 
  • A talk from researchers at the forefront of discovery (optional);
  • A tour of a world class medical research institute facilities (optional); and
  • A flexible program to meet teacher, school and student needs which has been aligned to the Queensland senior biology curriculum

If you are a senior science teacher and you would like to find out more and sign up for a Day in the life of a scientist, please fill in the form below or email the QIMR Berghofer School Education Coordinator.   

"A unique opportunity for students to experience the work of scientists, and further their understanding of scientific research and its importance to society"

Teacher, St John Fisher College

 

Availability:


Expression of interest form

 

 
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Year 12
Year 11
Years 11/12
Year 10
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24 or less
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Half day (am)
Half day (pm)
Half day(experiment, 9am-12.15pm) or (experiment, 12.30pm-3.15pm)
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Laboratory research activity
Tour and talk with scientist
Both (up to an hour extra)
Hands-on activity in the educaiton laboratory, Tour or both
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1hr: Pipetting and dilution skills
3hrs: Tracking Ross River Fever
3hrs: Immunity
3hrs Nature did it first: anti-microbial testing
3hrs: Genetics: in sickness and health
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Facilities(Lazer facility, Imaging facility, DNA and Protein facility) or laboratory research related to topic at school?
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Medical research, careers in science, application of medical research in relation to a curriculum topic?
Curriculum or application
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