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Amgen Biotech Experience

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The Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) is an innovative science education programme that introduces secondary and tertiary students to the excitement of scientific discovery.

For more information about the programme, please click here.


ABE Express: Genetic Engineering Beginner

Description:Have you wondered how human insulin is produced in the lab? This is done by genetically engineering bacteria to produce insulin. Since its innovation in 1973, genetic engineering has been applied in many fields such as producing genetically modified food, genetic treatments and medicines. Come and learn the basics of Genetic Engineering.
Objectives:1. Learn how genetic engineering can be used to treat genetic diseases such as diabetes.  
2. Learn micropipetting techniques. 
3. Understand what happens during restriction digest and ligation through a paper activity. 
4. Understand how DNA is analysed through a technique known as agarose gel electrophoresis. 
5. Conduct bacteria transformation using the heat shock method. 
6. Learn more about the applications of genetic engineering. 
Target Audience:Secondary 1 & Secondary 2 
Duration:9.30am – 4.00pm (Includes lunch break, food not provided)
Course Fee:$20.00 (Inclusive of GST) 

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