Perkins Profs Academy Open

Year 10 - 12

Academy duration: 10 weeks (1 term)
Time: Monday after school 4:30 - 6:30 
Price per student: $350

This specialised program offers STEM (science, technology, mathematics, engineering) education to capable year 10 to 12 high school students, by immersing them into a real life application of a typical STEM career pathway - medical research.

This program will run for 10 weeks and is offered each term. Students will attend the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research once a week for a 2 hour session after school on a Monday.

This course will allow students a unique opportunity to work alongside real medical research scientists and be challenged to question, explore, think, collaborate and discover solutions to some of our most complex health issues facing West Australians including diseases like cancer and diabetes.

Guided by Perkins dynamic research scientists, students are immersed into the lab techniques andknowledge used to understand cancer research. Lab sessions include staining cancer cells, amplifying genes, sequencing DNA, protein identification and injecting nanoparticles for drug delivery.

This course will finish with a graduation in the final week. Parents will be invited to experience the students achievements.

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To secure your place please do the following: 
1. Send your application email to
2. Payment of $350 should be received two weeks prior to the program start date.

PLEASE NOTE CANCELLATION POLICY: A refund of the registration fee will only be made if the centre is notified one week prior to the booking.

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