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Beyond the confines of the classroom

Biotechnology students intern in Melbourne, Australia

When we first started our 3-month (Jul-Sep 2013) internship with the Pneumococcal Research Group at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), we were warmly welcomed by the entire team. They were very understanding and took the time to explain the theory behind the immunology experiments we helped them with. We learnt many new laboratory techniques during our time there and also realised the importance of being organised while working in the lab. At the end of our internship, we were even acknowledged in one of their publications for the experiments we had helped with. It was a very enjoyable experience and we are thankful for the opportunity.

At The Royal Chidren’s Hospital, Melbourne

With our supervisors, Dr. Edwin Hoe (second from left) and Dr. Paul Licciardi (third from left)

Natalie Yeong and Lam Kwang Yang
Diploma of Biotechnology
Current Year 2 student

Said Dr. Paul Licciardi, Senior Research Officer of the Pneumococcal Research Group, "We were very impressed with Natalie and Lam during their time at MCRI. We found that they were enthusiastic and diligent, possessed excellent laboratory skills and fitted in to the lab culture extremely well. We would more than happy to accept future students from the Biotechnology diploma at SP".


Overseas Training Programme

Julian goes Down Under

Year 3 Diploma in Biotechnology student, Julian Sng, shares his experience during his ten-week long internship in Melbourne.

From Mainz to Munich

Two Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science students shared their internship experience in Mainz, Germany.