Perkins Profs Academy Open

Year 10 - 12

Academy duration: 10 weeks (1 term), 2 hours per week
Time: Tuesday after school 4:30 - 6:30 
Price per student: $350

Applications for Perkins Profs 1.0 Open!

Terms 2 and 4 in 2019: Tuesdays

This specialised program offers STEM education to capable high school students. It provides them with opportunities to explore the career path of 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 from 4:30 - 6:30.

Perkins Profs Academy 1.0

Perkins Profs Academy 2.0

Introduction to Medical Research

Students are guided by Perkins dynamic research scientists through the lab techniques and knowledge used to understand medical research. Lab sessions include staining cancer cells, amplifying genes, introduction to bioinformatics, viral outbreak, protein identification and using nanoparticles for drug delivery. This course will finish with a graduation in the final week. Parents will be invited to experience the students' achievements.

The genome and beyond

For students that have completed Perkins Profs 1.0. This course is divided into three modules:

1. Epigenetics
The molecular layer above DNA that is unlocking secrets to disease and health

2. Bioinformatics
Computational biology, managing all the data generated by the human genome project

3. Bioengineering
Using engineering principles to solve our biggest health problems.

To apply

1. Download application form
2. Send your application email to
3. Make a payment of $350 at least two weeks prior to the program start date.

To secure your place please make a payment of $350 to the below account

BSB: 306-089
Account: 0260466    
Harry Perkins Institute  
Reference: LW PP Open - students name

Please send a copy of the transaction receipt as proof of payment.

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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