GTAC Unit 4 Biology

The Unit 4 Biology program requires students to examine case studies of positive change that have emerged through application of DNA technologies. Through this program they use models to demonstrate the processes underpinning various DNA technologies. They perform restriction digests and gel electrophoresis to determine if the gene for Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) has been successfully inserted into a plasmid. They transform E.coli cells with the recombinant plasmid vector so that they will produce GFP. They plate out their transformed E.coli samples on selective media and take these plates back to school to determine if their transformation has been successful.

Venue: GTAC , 77 Story St, Parkville Date/Time: Friday, 23 August 2019 (8:30 AM

Dress Code: Full School Uniform

Transport: Students meet at 11:30am at GTAC Royal Parade entrance (University High oval) next to Melbourne private hospital. Tram 19 towards Coburg stops in front of GTAC. Students will travel independently to and from the city. Students will need a valid MYKI card, lunch or money to purchase.

Consent/Payment can be provided online through your school’s parent portal (, or alternatively by downloading the permission form,returning the tear-off slip, with payment  to the Bursar by 19th August.

If you wish to use CSEF funds, draw funds from a payment plan or pay in cash,                                                                                                                                                   you’ll need to contact the finance office.

The finance office is open from 8a.m. to 5p.m., Monday t0 Friday.

Parents are reminded that DET does not provide student accident cover or ambulance cover.             Parents are advised they should make their own arrangements for these matters.

Please note the later return time. The program is expected to finalise at 2:45m.

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