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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. ABE provides secondary and tertiary teachers with the loan of research-grade equipment, supplies, curriculum and professional development.

For more information about the global initiative of the Amgen Biotech Experience, please visit www.amgenbiotechexperience.com

Learn more about Amgen Biotech Experience and how students in Singapore have benefited from the programme.

Programme

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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Teacher Professional Development Workshop

The teacher workshops aim to empower the teachers to bring biotechnology into their classroom.
During the teachers’ workshop, teachers and lab officers will:

  • Understand the ABE curriculum and resources available
  • Learn how to implement the ABE programme in their school
  • Conduct experiments involved in the ABE programme and learn how to teach the Science concepts
  • Learn how to use and maintain the equipment on loan from Science Centre
  • Learn how to prepare the materials required

Upcoming Teacher Workshops

19 Mar 2018
9am – 6pm
Labs covered: Labs 1-6

Please contact Charissa Lin at Charissa_LIN@science.edu.sg if you are interested to attend the workshop. To register, please complete the registration form.

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Student Workshops

The student workshops can be implemented by a number of ways:

  1. Teachers will borrow the kits and conduct the programme on their own in school (complimentary)
  2. Science educator from Science Centre will conduct the programme in the school ($9 per lab per pax)
  3. Science educator from Science Centre will conduct the programme at Science Centre

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ABE Express: Genetic Engineering Beginner

(Sec 1 to Sec 2)
$20 (Inclusive of GST)
9.30am – 4.30pm (Includes lunch break, food not provided)

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.Back to Top

ABE Express: Genetic Engineering Intermediate

(Sec 3 to Sec 5)
$30 (Inclusive of GST)
1.5 days
Day 1: 9.30am to 5pm / Day 2: 9.30am to 12.30pm (Includes lunch break, food not provided)

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 have a first-hand experience of conducting these authentic biotechnological experiments used by researchers around the world!

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, bacteria transformation, selection for transformed bacteria, agarose gel electrophoresis# and purification of protein product using column chromatography#. 
  4. Learn more about the applications of genetic engineering. 
  5. Explore different perspectives on the effect of genetic engineering. 
    * Also available as a 1-day workshop upon request. Items with # will not be covered for 1-day workshop.

ABE Express: Genetic Engineering Advance

(JC1- JC2/ tertiary level)
$35 (Inclusive of GST)
9.30am – 5pm (Includes lunch break, food not provided)

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 have a first-hand experience of conducting these authentic biotechnological experiments used by researchers around the world!

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, bacteria transformation, selection for transformed bacteria, agarose gel electrophoresis#, purification of protein product using column chromatography# and colony polymerase chain reaction#.
  4. Learn more about the applications of genetic engineering. 
  5. Explore different perspectives on the effect of genetic engineering. 
    * Also available as a 1-day workshop upon request. Items with # will not be covered for 1-day workshop.

This workshop is only available from July 2018

New Schools Interested to Join the Programme

For more information, click on the IntrotoABE_2018 to find out how to implement in your school and on the ABEFAQ_2018.

Contact Details

For enquiries, please email dnalab@science.edu.sg or contact: 

Charissa Lin
Manager, Life Sciences
Tel: 6425 2789
Email: charissa_lin@science.edu.sg