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Amgen Biotech Experience


The Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) is an innovative science education programme that introduces secondary and tertiary students to the excitement of scientific discovery. ABE provides secondary and tertiary teachers with the loan of research-grade equipment, supplies, curriculum and professional development.

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There are 6 labs involved for students to appreciate the genetic engineering process and its use in biotechnology and drug discovery.


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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. Define genetic engineering and recombinant DNA cloning. 
2. Learn micropipetting techniques. 
3. Perform an experiment on recombinant DNA cloning including digestion of DNA with restriction enzyme, ligation of desired vectors and verification using agarose gel electrophoresis. 
4. Understand what happens during restriction digest and ligation through a simple paper activity. 
5. Learn more about the applications of genetic engineering.
Target Audience:Secondary 1 & Secondary 2 
Time:9.30am – 4.30pm (Includes lunch break, food not provided)
Course Fee:$20.00 (Inclusive of GST) 


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