AMGEN Biotech Experience

Biotechnology provides the tools and techniques for modern pharmaceutical research and drug development. Students following the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) programme explore the steps involved in creating biotechnology therapies. The programme is designed to inspire interest and develop skills in biotechnology. It provides professional learning opportunities and resources to support teachers, technicians and students in the use of ABE practical kit, resources and curriculum. It includes, free to schools:

  • CPD for school and college teachers and science technicians
  • loan of research-grade lab equipment so that students can explore methods that scientists use to create biotechnology medicines
  • detailed teacher and student guides
  • hands-on molecular biology student activities matched with key stage 4 and post-16 specifications including GCSE, A level, T level and BTec
  • practical activities suitable for key stage 3 students
  • teaching approaches that can help students to understand how biotechnology impacts on people's lives.

The ABE programme is international. Each year more than 90,000 students participate. The University of Hertfordshire coordinates the UK programme. The four UK hubs for professional development and kit loan are located in Cambridge, Hatfield, Hull and Norwich.

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Find out what the ABE programme offers for teaching molecular biology and biotechnology, inc free kit loans to participating schools.

The Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) provides free to schools and colleges: CPD for biology teachers and technicians; loan of research grade lab equipment so that students can carry out practical biotechnology activities; and teaching and learning resources. It is relevent to A level, T level and key stage 4, and is used in some schools with key stage 3 students to introduce molecular biology and practical techniques. This taster session, hosted by the new ABE hub in Kent, is an opportunity to learn more about ABE and ways that it can benefit your school by enriching the biology curriculum. You will learn about the local programme, see equipment that schools can borrow from the hub, and carry out practical techniques using the kit.

Try our taster session at MidKent College on 1 May 2024 - Book via Eventbrite

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