Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) workshop
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The Chinese University of Hong Kong is in partnership with the Amgen Foundation to introduce an innovative science education programme – “Amgen Biotechnology Experience (ABE)” to Hong Kong secondary schools. It has been the first year that our school joined this program. 32 F.5 Biology students have joined the 2-day Biotech workshops at school laboratory supported by ABE. Students learned to reconstruct various kinds of DNA fragments, to amplify DNA and analyses DNA with different lengths and forms. They successfully transformed the Red Fluorescent Protein (RFP) gene into the Escherichia coli cells.
In the workshops, students learned the theories of the biotechnology that linked with the real-life scientific research. It provided different advanced biotech equipment for students to have hands-on molecular biology learning experience which enhanced their minds-on learning.