The Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC) is an innovative facility dedicated to providing science education programs and resources to Victorian school students and teachers.

Our researchers play an active role in delivering GTAC’s school programs and special activities.

Inspiring the next generation of scientists

In the late 1990s Professor Suzanne Cory, then director of the institute, recognised the need to ensure that Victorian school students were inspired by and interested in studying molecular genetics and biotechnology.  

Following successful pilot programs with schools, Professor Cory and researchers from the institute teamed up with partners at University High School, the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Government to establish a permanent facility for delivering inspiring and engaging science education programs.

GTAC’s purpose-designed facilities at University High School, directly next door to the institute’s main campus in Parkville, were completed in 2004.

Ongoing commitment to GTAC

GTAC continues to operate successfully through a unique partnership between students, teachers and research scientists from the institute.  

Visit the GTAC website for upcoming programs and resources.