In this program the students have had the opportunity to learn about biotechnological research with procedures, techniques and tools that let the biotechnological industry make human insulin or other life-saving drugs, starting from genetically modified bacteria.
After the training of the teachers at Abe Site – Italy, thanks to the use of materials published on AMGEN’s web site and the MINI ONE SYSTEM kit, teacher and students carried out the biotech laboratory experience that couldn’t be done in an easier way. After this experience, the students were able to do the electrophoresis, to use the micropipettes, to work with tiny fragments of DNA.
According to the IBSE approach, the students have learned to work in groups, to share the performances and results of their lab experience and to learn from their mistakes.
Amgen Biotech Experience represented a great training opportunity for the teachers and AMGEN Biotech Experience Program was very much appreciated by students, parents, colleagues and headmasters.
Antonietta Di Adila, LS G. Marconi, Foggia (FG, Apulia)