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Amgen Biotech Experience – The Netherlands

Scientific Discovery for the Classroom

ABE the Netherlands (ABE NL) is led by DNA-labs on the Road, a unique project in which six universities and university medical centers collaborate to bring advanced DNA technologies into the classroom. Together the DNA-labs cover a broad range of subjects; health, nutrition, biotechnology, ethics, the environment, and forensic DNA research. Since 2006 university students have been visiting secondary schools to teach and inspire students about advanced life science research.

The ABE NL program allows DNA-labs on the Road to expand their program so that teachers can borrow equipment, reagents, and materials—for example the education box Do You Taste PTC?—from three distributions sites, Amsterdam, Nijmegen, and Delft (the fourth will follow soon)—to conduct science labs with their students. In addition, the program organizes national and regional professional development activities for chemistry and bio(technology) teachers. ABE-NL also supports DNA-Labs on the Road in order to increase their reach to other levels within the educational system. 



To learn more about ABE-NL, bookings, upcoming events, and contact information, please visit our website.

The Master Teacher Fellowship is part of Amgen Biotech Experience. It is an annual program in which Amgen Biotech Experience teachers are recognized and given the opportunity to develop their own expertise and contribute to the Amgen Biotech Experience through LabXchange and other educational materials. We interviewed two educators from the Netherlands about how they experienced this program.


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