Get into Genes = hands-on learning about biotechnology in agriculture.

Dairy Futures CRC has joined with the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), La Trobe University, The University of Melbourne and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Cell Biology to deliver Get into Genes workshops to Victorian secondary school students.

“It’s great for my students to have access to technology with links to real life applications.”

Victorian secondary school teacher

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The Get into Genes story

Since its inception during 2004 the Get into Genes program:

  • Has delivered workshops to more than 20,000 students in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
  • Links to Year 9 to Year 12 curriculum.
  • Educates students about applications of biotechnology in dairy and agriculture.
  • Is delivered by post-graduate research student presenters, who encourage and inspire Get into Genes participants.
  • Contains assessment materials for students studying senior biology.
  • Incorporates teacher professional development workshops where requested.

Program contact

Education Officer, Get into Genes
Sian Fitzpatrick
T: (03) 9032 7185
F: (03) 9032 7193


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