Holiday Science Experience

Looking to get a taste of what it’s like working in a medical research laboratory? QIMR Berghofer host a one day science experience program during the school holidays each year. Students can undertake a day of training in practical skills related to genetics, infectious disease or blood biology in our purpose built education laboratory facilities.

The program is open to Queensland high school students in years 10, 11 or 12 and is free to attend.


  • Tuesday 4 April, 2023 – APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • Thursday 13 April, 2023 – APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • Friday 30 June, 2023
  • Tuesday 5 December, 2023

Applications have now closed for the April programs.  Successful applicants will be notified of their placement shortly.  Those that were unsuccessful in their application will have their nomination carried over for consideration for the program on Friday 30 June.  Applications remain open for the remaining programs this year.

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To find out more about this program, contact our Education Coordinator.

Education Coordinator
Dr Liam St Pierre
(Mon-Wed) T (07) 3362 0307