VCE Biology Program

The School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne, is running an online program for VCE Biology students from July 13 2020.

Our 2020 program

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The School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne annually hosts Laboratory Workshops for Biology students on campus. The workshop enables students to complete practical laboratory activities in a tertiary education setting to support Outcomes 1 and 2 of Unit 4, VCE Biology 2020. The activities are, Analysis of evidence for evolutionary change and the effect on population structure using Drosophila melanogaster as a model and Using tools and techniques to manipulate DNA to demonstrate the evolution of antibiotic resistance.

In 2020, due to Covid-19, we are offering a version of this program online and free of charge. In place of the lab-based sessions, students will generate and analyse data via an online interactive platform. Sessions can be completed any time and the online modules will be available from 13 July

Program details and registration

Dates: From 13 July 2020
Location: Online
Cost: Free


Registrations: Danielle Dimech, +61 3 8344 6259,

Workshop enquiries: Dawn Gleeson, +61 3 8344 4765,