Secondary students set for biomed zone

The fourth annual GTAC Biomedical Sciences Day is happening this Friday 31 August. Senior students from rural and regional Victoria will be visiting the University of Melbourne's Parkville campus for a taste of what it's like to study biomedical sciences.

Year 10 and 11 students will get the opportunity to:

  • hear from Professor Fabienne Mackay (Head, School of Biomedical Sciences), whose award-winning research resulted in the first new Lupus treatment in more than 50 years
  • gain insights from current SBS PhD candidates about their courses, the diverse research topics they are pursuing and life on campus
  • learn about Access Melbourne, a program that helps students from rural or regional areas gain entry to undergraduate courses at the University
  • get a behind-the-scene look at the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology
  • enjoy a hands-on lab session working alongside SBS volunteer student mentors and researchers in the GTAC laboratories
  • have a chance to enter the 'Under the Microscope' photography competition

This event is presented by the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS) and the Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC).