Teacher Professional Development 

Venue: The Harry Perkins Institue of Medical Research, 6 Verdun St Nedlands

Cost: $250 per person (refreshments and lunch included)

Date: See below for individual session dates

Time: 8:30 - 3:30

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Bioinformatics 101

Bioinfomatician Kirsty Richardson will lead you to understand:

  • how gene sequencing, measurement of gene expression and bioinformatic analysis are commonly used in medical research 
  • why and how gene expression is measured using a microarray 
  • how to use on-line bioinformatics tools

Gain confidence in teaching this aspect of syllabus content!

Date: March 15th 2019

Protein Power 101 - Chemistry Teachers

A great opportunity for ATAR Chemistry Teachers to immerse themselves in our proteins based workshop. Spend an interactive session exploring the primary, secondary and tertiary structure of proteins. This includes understanding the formation of zwitterions and the role of functional groups. Then head to the lab for an investigation of protein samples using gel electrophoresis techniques. Next, conduct an analysis of protein structure using the same program biochemists use.

Date: March 29th 2019

DNA 101

A back to basics for teachers wanting to improve their knowledge of molecular biology. Topics include DNA structure, DNA extraction (your own and purification, gene expression and mutations. Be expertly guided through this hands-on, informative day by Perkins researchers and members of the BioDiscovery Centre. Sessions will include activities you can take back to school and use with your students.

Date: November 15th 2019

BioEngineering 101

Engineering and computational fluid dynamics meet biology. Spend the day hearing from leading scientists in these exciting new areas. Tour the Perkins Bioengineering lab and use some of the technology and techniques from this field.

Date: November 29th 2019

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