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Perkins Profs is a specialised program that offers capable high school students an opportunity to learn medical lab techniques from researchers.

Open classes run in Terms 2 and 4 and can be attended by students from any school. This option is provided for students whose schools do not organise a school-booked Perkins Profs session.

Academy duration: 10 weeks (1 term), 2 hours per week
Term 2 and 4:

Time: Tuesday after school 4:30 – 6:30
Price per student: $370
Suitable for:
Years 10 – 12

The Term 2 Program is now full! Apply for the Term 4 Program now to reserve your place.


Introduction to Medical Research

Students are guided by Perkins research scientists through the lab techniques and knowledge used to understand medical research. Lab sessions include staining cancer cells, amplifying genes, introduction to bioinformatics, viral outbreak, protein identification and using fluorescence microscopy. The course concludes with a graduation in the final week where family members are invited to celebrate the students’ achievements.

To apply

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Email your completed application to [email protected]
  3. Make a payment of $370 at least two weeks prior to the program start date. Payment details will be sent out once your application has been processed.

PLEASE NOTE CANCELLATION POLICY: A refund of the registration fee will only be made if the Centre is notified one week prior to the program