Our story


GTAC was established at The University High School, Parkville, in late 2000. In collaboration with key personnel from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at The University of Melbourne the school began a unique partnership between students, teachers and research scientists that continues to this day. GTAC began as a grassroots response by a small group of eminent research scientists led by Professor Suzanne Cory, the Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) to accurately portray the nature of contemporary life science research and biotechnology applications to school students and teachers. Initially based on DNA Science, GTAC has over the past decade developed a raft of programs in cell and molecular biology that attracts over 14000 students and 1500 teachers from across Victoria to the Centre each year .

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