School groups are invited to join other Year 12 biology school groups to improve your understanding of Unit 4 subject matter and practice laboratory skills relevant to genetics.

Delivered by Dr Gurion Ang and current undergraduate biology students, explore concepts in:

  • recombinant DNA (bacterial transformation)
  • gene regulation, DNA extraction
  • amplification (PCR)
  • analysis (gel electrophoresis).

You'll assess your knowledge at the end of Experience Genetics with a quiz to earn a limited edition Experience Genetics 2022 sticker.

Watch our Youtube video (duration 1:44 ) to find out more about Experience Genetics. 


Draft program
9.00amWelcome and lab safety
9.15amMicropipette tutorial
9.45amRecombinant DNA Part 1
10.45amRecombinant DNA Part 2
11.15amDNA extraction and PCR
12.45pmGel Electrophoresis


School groups should register via their nominated biology teacher. Your teacher can download the UQ Experience Genetics registration form (PDF, 199 KB) and email the completed registration form to Dr Gurion Ang ( Places are limited.


The cost to attend is $20 exc. GST ($22 inc. GST) per student. This is invoiced after you attend the event and based on the final number of students who turn up. There is no cost for teachers or laboratory technicians to attend. Transport to and from our St Lucia campus is at your school’s expense.

COVID-safe event

Experience Genetics is a COVID-safe event.  We adhere to government and UQ guidelines and ask that you follow these directions.