A man using a micropipette with a woman looking on.

Participants in CSIRO's Industry Link Gene Technology workshop.

Gene technology for decision-makers course

CSIRO's gene technology for decision-makers course offers a balanced, comprehensive and hands-on course for all who are interested in gene technology, regardless of background or previous knowledge.

  • 20 September 2006 | Updated 19 July 2012

In this article

  1. Overview
  2. Course content

Overview

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About the course

Gene technology is a rapidly developing field of science that is driving a revolution in plant breeding, insect and weed control and yield improvements.

Future benefits of gene technology could include more nutritious food and the production of pharmaceuticals and vaccines in plants.

The risks and benefits of gene technology are of interest to:

  • consumers
  • agricultural enterprises
  • food producers
  • regulators
  • scientists
  • bureaucrats
  • politicians
  • lawyers
  • environmental advocates.

CSIRO's gene technology for decision-makers course provides a balanced, comprehensive and hands-on introduction for anyone interested in gene technology, regardless of background or previous knowledge.

The course explains the science behind gene technology, provides hands-on lab experience, and covers the ethical, regulatory and commercial issues that modern technology raises.

Read more about the Gene technology for decision-makers course content on the next page.

Course costs

The gene technology for decision-makers course price includes:

  • a comprehensive manual of lectures and laboratory sessions
  • access to scientific expertise
  • hands-on lab work
  • full catering comprising:
    • morning and afternoon tea
    • lunch
    • a three-course dinner (first day of the two-day course only) during which participants can chat with experts and have their questions answered in a panel session
  • post-course information support.

The course cost varies depending on the number of participants. For Canberra-based courses, the costs including GST are:

  • A$770-990 per person (two-day course)
  • A$440 per person (one-day course).

Minimum numbers apply to all courses. Contact us for more information on the cost for group registrations.

Courses can also be held outside Canberra. If you would like a course at or near your location, costs for travel for lecturers, demonstrators, equipment and facility hire must be added to the course fee. Contact us for a quote.

Course dates

The gene technology for decision-makers course is held according to demand. The number of participants per course ranges between 15 and 24 people. Courses can be run over one or two days to cater to your needs.

Registration

If you would like to be informed of when and where the next gene technology for decision-makers course will be held, register your interest using the form below or email us with the following details:

  • full name
  • company
  • email address
  • postal address (including city, state and postcode)
  • telephone number
  • fax number.

Submitting these contact details does not imply obligation for course attendance. The information collected will be used for course advice only. It will not be distributed to any other organisations.

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