Hong Kong Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE)

The Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) is an innovative science education program supported by the Amgen Foundation. Through the partnership with the Chinese University of Hong Kong (香港中文大學), the Hong Kong ABE site is established in 2016. The program introduces students to the importance of scientific discovery through the hands-on molecular biology learning experience that links core science concepts to real-world applications.

Through providing the loan of research-grade equipment, supplies, curriculum and professional development, we empower the secondary school teachers and lab technicians, bringing biotech experiments that seem unreachable into classrooms.

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An unforgettable learning experience for students. Through applying the cutting-edge technologies, they can act like a scientist. It is a valuable opportunity to enhance their understanding of the nature of science and provides insights into the way scientists think and work.

Hing-Wa CHUI, biology teacher, Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School

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It is a great practical experience for secondary students! I have learned a lot of new biotechnology techniques, and it is fascinating to see the pink colonies.

Biology student, St. Clare’s Girls’ School

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The ABE program has changed the way I learn biology. Apart from studying pictures in the textbook, I am now able to work with the ‘real’ experiments that scientists do every day.

Biology student, The Chinese Foundation Secondary School

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