AMGEN Biotech Experience

The Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) is designed to enrich biology learning and teaching, particularly at A level and key stage 4, through the experience and excitement of real-world bioscience. It provides, free to schools:

  • CPD for biology teachers and school science technicians, followed by
  • 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 mapped to GCSE and A level specifications
  • 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 are located in Cambridge, Norwich, Hatfield and Hull. Kit loan and CPD take place at the four hubs.

Welcome to University of Hull, our new and fourth UK hub. The first training was held in Hull in November 2022. For upcoming training see the CPD tab below for details.

Keep up to date about the ABE programme through our regular newsletter.


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